There is something incredibly meditative about sitting with farm critters.
Whether it's helping my girls into a new paddock (they were fascinated here watching Kali), bringing the boys alfalfa pellet treats, sitting down for a rest after scooping poo and having a cat crawl into my lap, or sitting in the chicken yard with a Tom turkey sleeping on my knee, it is one of the few places I can get "out" of my head/thoughts and into the present moment.
Time slows and often, stops.
I don't worry about work, the house, the farm.
I just sit.
I recently found out it is as good for your health as you've no doubt already intuited it is.
But I don't need a book or website to tell me that this is something I need to do on a very regular basis in order to feel happy and sane.
I already know it.
And I hope you know it, too.
Oh, and Zoey says she practices Zen by reading Leo Babauta's book, The Power of Less.
Good choice in reading, Zoey. That explains a lot.
I'm a day late, but participating in this week's You Capture photo blog hop. Please join me there.