The scorpions may scare me, the rattlesnakes have me choosing boots over flip flops. The critters have me screaming that I want to move to a more civilized place.
Thursday night we had just a little rain. Out at the lake, they got over 2″ and that’s great. Wish we had gotten more but am happy to have gotten the heavy drizzle that we did get. During the night, we had lots of lightning and it was a beautiful show.
Yesterday morning I walked outside after the rain .. things seemed clean after having been washed by Mother Nature.
I look over and see the chicken coops, the peace and quiet of no neighbors, no horns honking, no brakes squealing, no stereos booming. The only noise is the symphony of about a dozen roosters, all of which have different crows.
I sit in the recliner, facing the window and from inside the house I watch road runners chasing grasshoppers, I see a mama turkey with a few young poults following her around, there are plenty of deer to watch, squirrels are busy putting away food for the winter.
A few scorpions and rattlesnakes aren’t going to chase me away from here. This is the place that for so many years I’ve dreamed of having and I hope we’re here for a very long time.