The Earth Turns and the Wind Breathes —-Tuesday, May 2, 2017

And the the rising sun brings life

Seventy three years ago today…his Dad always said he came at the perfect hour, the endless waiting, the forever labor

That very accommodating first born son—allowed his Dad to get back home to the Dairy in time to milk. Β πŸ™‚

This man who has lodged himself in my heart, and in the hearts of his children and grandchildren


He has that gift of self—for always doing what must be done

For 73 years he has lived on this mesa, first with his parents on their farm and dairy, then here on our farm.

Watching the heavens, in contact with the soil, taking comfort in the growing plants and the harvest

The stream of endless chores, tiny little jobs that keep the farm and everything on the farm moving forward.

Lucky me.

Happy Birthday, Terry!

From my world to your heart,



39 thoughts on “The Earth Turns and the Wind Breathes —-Tuesday, May 2, 2017

  1. Happy Birthday Terry! How wonderful to have a birthday in beautiful May! May the rest of this spring and summer season be a glorious one for you and your bride! You two work so hard there on your farm. Sometimes I read Linda’s blog and shake my head in amazement at all the things you two accomplish. May you continue to work your land with joy, as long as it remains the right thing for you two. God Bless You on your birthday and always.

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  2. Happy birthday Terry.
    As they say here “You can take the boy out of the country (that’s farming life),
    but you can’t take the country out of the boy”.
    You certainly are a role model for your family and all the farming community
    on which we all so depend. Keep up the good work, mate.

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  3. J & D > This post has only just appeared – 2d late. So, we wish you a very Happy Un-Birthday, Terry. 73 – and a bit. And just think, you’ll have another un-birthday tomorrow!

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