This Winter has been exceptionally tough on many of us and for a variety of reasons. It is understandable that, when faced with never-ending snow and cold, not to mention personal tragedies, we begin to believe there will never be a respite.
Thus it was here on Almosta Ranch. Mel and I both had begun to despair of any relief in this most dreary of seasons. Then, nature decided to teach us the truth of the phrase: "And this too shall pass..."
It began last week when we noticed the horses coats were beginning to shed...a sure sign that the worse of Winter was over. Then, just a few days ago we were out feeding the animals when we heard a strange noise in the sky above us. We looked up in time to see a huge flight of Canadian Snow geese, at least a hundred strong, winging their way North from their Summer homes along the Gulf Coast.
The sight lifted our spirits and made us smile....maybe soon....
Then, yesterday morning when we went out to feed the horse herd we did what we always do and check on the goats who share a pasture with Billy, our Stallion. This was when we discovered the best sign of all that Winter was almost over, that Life abides, and prospers.
Coco, one of our female goats proudly presented her gifts to Almosta Ranch....and us.
One day old, about a pound apiece.....these two brothers are ready to greet the world!
Life truly does go on in spite of the cruelest Winter. Remember that.
And now I gotta get out of here....another young female goat and one who has never had a baby before, has decided that today would be a good day to do that. Mel is out there with her right now but I just wanted to stop long enough to tell you about all of this.....this Life on Almosta Ranch.