A Somber Day After
It's always somber after the pigs leave. Everything feels quiet and pensive but edgy. The goats wonder why those smelly creatures that got all the treats suddenly disappeared. It's a good time to reflect on the cycle of nature and how we are intertwined with all other living things. It reminds us that plants and animals die everyday so that we may live and that we need to respect and celebrate this transfer of life.
This is a picture of the pigs' last night with us. It was relatively balmy for mid-October and the almost full moon illuminated everything with a silvery blue wash. They enjoyed the last of many buckets of drops from the neighbor's apple trees and slept on a thick, fragrant bed of hay and red maple leaves.
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Posted by Mary Ellen at October 16, 2008 4:00 PM