so you want the simple life? Part II

Grey Kitty is home safe and sound. Thanks for the well-wishes. And thanks for reminding my why I love the blogging community. Where else can you find people from all over, whom you have never met, care about your cat’s leg?

South Dakota farm cat

After a shave and surgery, he is now pinned and stitched and ready to heal and get back on the saddle of feline shenanigans.

South Dakota kitty

To watch him is to understand how one should live life, trusting in your loves to be considerate of your tender areas and accepting affection in all it’s good forms.

South Dakota Tobi

Like puppy kisses...

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Today someone discovered this blog by searching “how to live a simple country life.” I am not sure if I helped this person or not, but it’s nice to know they have a place to learn about it if they choose to stay a while. I hope they did choose to.

So, simple country life seekers, here is a taste of what you might find on the homestead right now:
injured farm cats, the starting of calving season, bucks dropping horns, muddy snow…

muddy boots,

muddy entry way,

muddy paws,

muddy jeans,

muddy shirts,

muddy vehicles,

muddy kitchen…

Where was I?

Oh yes, I hoped to tell you about the simple life, the second part.

The good, like the prairie skies,

South Dakota sky

the fresh glittering of nearly unblemished snow,

South Dakota Kitty

the baby calves in spring gaining strength after a rude entrance,

South Dakota calves
the anticipation of garden planning and seeing the fruits of one’s labor appear,

South Dakota garden

the way a pickup sounds pulling down the driveway after a long day’s work, anticipation peeking through the curtains,

South Dakota view

or how dreams whispered in bed seem as attainable as touching the horizon at sunset…

South Dakota sunset

Yes, this is a glimpse of the good of country life, no “how to” answers, just glimpses.

An answer in short, covering anything:

Hold tight to your dreams. If you truly want it, your fingernails will bleed from hanging on…

or bleed from the soil you labor over. Either way, it’s worth it.

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30 thoughts on “so you want the simple life? Part II

  1. So happy gray kitty is home where he can have the love and attention he needs to heal. Just love your way of writing (the way a pickup sounds pulling down the driveway after a long day’s work, anticipation peeking through the curtains) and your pictures are wonderful!

    Give gray kitty a little scritch for me!

  2. Am so happy that you little Gray is home all safe and sound:) He is so very cute…I wish I could give him a scratch behind his ear…your pictures are gorgeous….I love the praire skies and the snow…all of them:) Blessings on Gray Kitty and on you:)

  3. Yes indeed.. never let go of the dream..
    isn’t it cool hoe this internest/googling thing works.. still amazes me

    gray kitten looks like a sweetheart of a cat..
    -lynne-

  4. You live in such a beautiful place! Love that last horizon shot. And of course there’s nothing more heartbreaking than a hurt kitty so I can breathe easier knowing that yours is okay. 🙂

  5. So glad grey kitty is home and recovering they are so precious our animals aren’t they my little girlie an oriental blue suffered an injury a while back whilst arguing with an ironing board! not as bad as your baby but a few stitches and over night stay in the cat hospital 😦
    Give kitty a hug from me keep us informed on her recovery.

  6. I can feel the anticipation of spring in your photos and words. Bring it on!

    I’m so glad gray kitty is okay. That looks like one mighty incision.

  7. “Hold tight to your dreams. If you truly want it, your fingernails will bleed from hanging on…

    or bleed from the soil you labor over.”

    – This seriously made me want to cry…

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