Mindy here and would you believe it's been almost four weeks since we made our big move to the ranch? We're still busier than ever and working toward settling into a new routine, though I have yet to do much cooking. We hit the ground running as the sun comes up and before we know it it's seven in the evening and my crew is asking what's for dinner. Seems I need to relearn the art of planning.
But life really is different here than in the suburbs. Each day brings something new.
Like this giant moth we found frantically fluttering at the window INSIDE, desperately trying to get out.
It was a good five to six inches across. I've never seen one that big. Luckily, we were able to assist the poor creature and return it to the great outdoors.
There are a few constants we can count on, though.
The "girls" are always there to greet me as I head through the pasture in the morning.
And the bull keeps an eye on us, making sure we don't pose a threat to his herd.
But I believe our canine companions, Dixie and Maddie, are the happiest of all that we are out of the burbs.
At the ranch, they can take long walks in the woods.
Go for a swim.
Or simply enjoy the view.
But no matter what, they're never far from us.
Even when we have a moment to cool off in the hillbilly hot tub.
Yeah, I think they're pretty happy.
And why not when there's so much to do.
Now if I could just find that new norm. One with a little more down time and not so much go, go, go.
Now it's your turn. I want to know what's going on in your world.
Has summer arrived yet? Ruthy, I saw that they had 90's in Maine the other day. Are you sweltering in Upstate? Kav, are you still in sweaters, sipping hot chocolate?
What are you doing with your summer?
Mindy Obenhaus lives in Texas with her husband and the last of her five children. She's passionate about touching readers with Biblical truths in an entertaining, and sometimes adventurous, manner. When she’s not writing, she enjoys cooking and spending time with her grandchildren. Learn more at www.MindyObenhaus.com