Monday, May 7, 2012

Mystery Girl

It was a rainy weekend, so the girls and I baked Saturday. We made bread.(which I am trying to teach my girls) It turned out yummy!
We made a beef stew to go with the bread,and a gingerbread cake with brown sugar sauce. Again yummy!
We even had some cream left in the fridge and made some whipped topping to go with it. (hello calories, but hay who's counting) 
Sunday Mom was not doing good and had to be moved to ICU so I took the girls to my inlaws for the day till HB got home from work and was able to go get them. They had a full day of traveling to the spring to collect water and helped Nanny in her green house. 

Today was a beautiful day outdoors, I went to the hospital first thing to see Mom after the weeones went to school, she is still pretty stable. Because of her being in ICU I could only stay a short while and then came back home to clean up a bit and make Supper. I then headed outdoors to finish up a few things that I did not get to this morning in the barn and around the yard before leaving for the hospital. 
While I was out taking down the rest of the electric fence that had broken pieces from the hash winter months in the front pen next to the driveway, I noticed a car pull in at the end of the lane. I have seen this car there many times before and always thought it was just people stopping to admire the animals.(I get this all the time) 
This time I was a lot closer to the car and watched a girl get out of the car and then after a few moments get back in. (HUM!) 
Then she noticed I was watching her, so she drove up the lane to me and got out. She said hello and asked if I lived here. 
After a few moments she said that she often comes to my driveway. I told her I have seen her car there many of times. She laughed and told me I was not going to believe this. 
She moved to our little town about 3 years ago. She lives in a apartment in town and works for the town as a payroll clerk.(still in my mind i'm thinking ok and you love horses and you want see mine) BUT.......
She tells me that she is from a farm. Her mother and step Dad raise beef cattle and sheep and have a few horses. She is from about 5 hours away and she so misses the farm. The worst part about living here is she dose not feel like home. For a long time there was something missing. She took a drive out to the country one day and found our place. When she stepped out of her car she knew right away that it felt like home. The smell of Farm that she inhaled brought her back home and she felt so much better. She went back to her apartment feeling better and sleeping better. Then every week when she got a chance she wold drive out to our farm and smell the air. Happy she would head back to her apartment. 
Who would have thought that my smelly place would make someone so comfortable. 
I invited her in to visit with the animals and we had a wonderful time. She told me stories of her place,and I told her a little about ours. 
She has been driving out here every time she gets a day off and gets out and smells the air. I invited her to come back anytime or if she prefers just to stop in the lane and smell the air. 
I came back into the house and thought about her and thought that she was nice and only wanted to feel like she was home. 


  1. What a wonderful story. I know how you can miss the farm after being raised on one. I wasn't raised on one, but loved being in the country. I wouldn't want to be in the city now.

    I hope that your mom will heal quickly. Have a wonderful evening with your family.


  2. All your baked yummies sound delicious! I wish I had someone to teach me how to bake bread.

    I hope your mother will get better soon.

    How cool that that girl loves to visit your farm and how nice of you to let her visit!

    Have a great night.


  3. Such a blessing for her and for you. I'm glad you were there to meet her. Enjoy your day and God bless.