Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Barnyard Zen


Grace & Brigid watching Kali

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.

Boo & Monet enjoy the Zenset

Time slows and often, stops.

I don't worry about work, the house, the farm.

Could turkeys really be any more adorable??

I just sit.

I recently found out it is as good for your health as you've no doubt already intuited it is.

Mojo practicing Grounding

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.

Zoey recommends Leo Babauta's book, The Power of Less

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.
Cheers -


Anonymous said...

I love doing exactly what you have described. My cat Panda will cuddle with me and purr his head off while I watch the goats graze. It's a wonderful feeling.

Stillmary said...

Your pictures are awesome. I had no idea alpacas had such cute faces. But then maybe they don't. Maybe it's just your photography skills that make them look so cute. After all, if you can make a turkey look cute, you can perform all kinds of photographic wonders. Also, I love that Zoey is SO SMART!!!

Victoria Strauser said...

Thank you for visiting Tayet - it truly is a wonderful feeling! And Stillmary - thank you so much for the compliment! I'm biased, but I really do think my turkeys are cute! (And very sweet - they want to sit on me all the time!)

Jess said...

Oh, fun! I miss doing You Capture.

Victoria Strauser said...

Jess - you are my inspiration for trying blog hops like You Capture!

Beth said...

I did not think Boo could be any cuter than he is now, but Little Boo is pretty flippin cute!

Victoria Strauser said...

Thank you Beth!

Pierre Vannier said...

Lovely blog you have heree

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