To start, it was cold.
All my worries about snow or freezing rain were alleviated.
The day was chilly & crisp.
In opening the barn, I decided to mist the air with freshener -- frozen.
Coffee in mug from night before -- frozen.
Apple Cider -- almost frozen.
It was cold -- day for an extra pair of socks & wool coat & mittens!
Yet the kindred spirits, the gatherers, came.
With warm hearts & generous spirit they arrived.
No "coldest day of the year so far" would keep them away from the hunt.
And, friends found along the way -
from this blogging community were there:
Dawn & Diane & Cheryl & Kelly (pictured above)...
and all of you reading this that were there.
With cold hands & warm hearts -
you were there...
some traveling miles.
You were there...
And, my friends...
Pictured above: me, Nan, Jani, Sarah.
What can I quite say...I put it out to the universe --
"karma, treat these women well...."
'cause you do get what you give.
They left at 5:30 a.m. - traveling from Madison & Sun Prairie.
There, at my side -- with deer antlers jiggling.
Freezing their badonkadonks off all morning -- with smiles.
Helping, laughing, raising my spirits to the rafters.
You guys -- friends of the absolute highest order.
When the day came to an end, my Dave & I sat up in the barn
(sitting because we could no longer feel our toes).
The sparrows returned to the barn
-- singing their song of home.
And, so did my heart!
Cold Hands, Warm Hearts.
You must, must visit sweet Bethany's Blog
(just double click on prior words)
-- amazing photos & writing...most recently about the sale.