And Fall has Arrived….

Most days lately are passing by quickly…the older I get the faster they go it seems.

One regret I have since losing Ed is that I do not take photos and blog like I should. Such things haven’t seemed important until I was going through some of his writing. The blog is something that connected him to people all over the world…literally…and I do want that connection again.

So if you will bear with me I will once again work on it as a day to day kind of ‘what I’ve been up to’ thing…Won’t be as exciting as before to some but to others it may be enough to keep you hooked for a bit.

So here I go…

Jayda's party

In August we had a graduation party for Jayda (center of photo)…Olivia (on the right in orange shirt)  had one earlier in the summer. Logan, left, and Brianna, a friend of all the girls seemed to congregate at this one table with the two graduates, both granddaughters.

Jayda has settled in to college at SUNY Oneonta and Olivia is at Colby-Sawyer in New Hampshire. Both young ladies are pursuing their goals with all the excitement that those bring. Wish them nothing but the best that life holds for their futures.


 

I also attended a get-together for my sister who is battling Leukemia. She is doing better now and is hoping to get on with things that took a back seat all summer…I do know she is back to work a bit at a time. I can only imagine how that must feel after such a scare. Thank God she is able to move ahead even if only in baby steps.

Melissa's fundraiser

Seated is Missy…Logan, Maggie, Skylar and Tucker…standing is Marshal (Missy’s son) in the blue shirt along with his girlfriend…Tony behind them and Allison behind Maggie and Skylar.

Was a beautiful day for a picnic and I had a good time talking with everyone. ***please keep Missy in your prayers…she still has a long road ahead. I am praying that I will be a match for bone marrow and can help her that way. ( the process is only beginning but will keep you informed). I am so thankful that she is improving day by day. Love you Miss…


 

We also had the Fair…Cooper, Skylar and Jai showed some heifers in 4-h. Didn’t do the best but they were ok with results. I suppose we skimped on the attention paid them through the summer, but was important to attend. They learned a lot and know what to do to improve their animals for 2020. Will be here before we know it!!!

Resting Ladies

Looks like Adda-Tude is telling Snickers all about her day…they like to ‘people watch’!!!


 

A couple of weeks ago a new tractor was delivered to Bejosh and Jai was the first to drive it. I was good and used a photo where he wasn’t looking, below.. He isn’t one to have his picture taken…but…I do have some others of him on the tractor with a grin from ear to ear. My Farmer would call it ‘Tractor Pride”!!!

Photo on the right is of me tedding hay… was nice to do it again although a million thoughts and memories were conjured up. Once again I allowed a photo op to pass me by when I saw two crows catching moles or field mice, along with a number of butterflies of various colors and sizes flitting around the fluffy hay. Just isn’t foremost in my mind like it used to be, but am working on it.


 

Among other things I have done this summer was buying a Burning Bush Tree and planting it just across the driveway where it can be seen easily from the house. I will get a photo to post, I promise.

I am still not 100% sure we can keep Bejosh going as is. Perhaps it will be an all beef operation along with hay and some corn. I do know that taking one step at a time is best for us. We do what we can the way we can and to the best of our ability.

So many things could be different but wasn’t in the cards. I tell myself that whatever we do is a labor of love and that is all I could ask for.

Being alone in this big house isn’t an easy thing…it affords me time to think about the last few years. Not even a year and a half ago would I have thought I would be here alone today…time is precious and we cannot get it back.

Love is the glue that holds families together and communication is what works through the times we wish we could take back.

I try to be patient and kind…to be a truly loving person. I guess I am a work in progress.

Catch you all later…Take care.

21 Comments

  1. I can agree with you on this: “Most days lately are passing by quickly…the older I get the faster they go it seems.”
    Life goes on and joy and difficulties are mixed and still in everything we can rely on the Creator, the Savior and the Helper.The only fixed point in our existence. Whatever tomorrow holds in its hands we can trust our heavenly Father to take us through. One of my favorite verses from the Bible is this:

    Philippians 4:6-7 The Message (MSG)
    6-7 Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.

    Or in the traditional translation:
    6 Don’t worry about anything; on the contrary, make your requests known to God by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving.

    We may think that we must have such solemn and “Christian” prayers and desires before God, but we can talk about the simplest things we worry about, and to our surprise we can see that God pulls everything together for the good and answers those prayers as well. So tell him as it is. He knows what to do.
    Take care
    Ida

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  2. Carol, I think of you and Ed often, every time I wear one of the Bejosh t-shirts. So it warmed my heart to see you posting again. Write when you feel like you want to, and I’ll be hear to listen.

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  3. Oh wow!! It is so good to hear from you. You express great wisdom in these words: ” love & communication being the glue, doing the best you can where you are with what you have, etc.”! You are a positive example & role model for many of us older farm wives. I keep Bejosh in my pray journal & will add your sister. She is blessed to have you in her life. Best wishes. Mary Ann (down in GA where pastures are brown & crunchy from no rain & already feeding hay!!)

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  4. Carol – so glad you are feeling like writing a bit and posting again. Someone else has said this and I agree – it is great for your readers and probably helpful for you, too – works both ways. As you said, Ed had connections all over the world with this blog and I think those connections are real and healthy in a sometimes unhealthy and unconnected world. You blog gives people like me an insight into farm life, your feelings about your days, your family, your struggles, losses, signs of hope, your love of animals – all of it creates a feeling of us being connected to you somehow. I lived as a child at a horse farm in VT and have never forgotten the feeling of being in a barn – the feeling of belonging there and of being connected to the horses. Even now, at 72, I visit horses and horse barns whenever I can and just inhale and immediately relax – feels like home. So, I think your blog has a way of spreading those kinds of feelings out to us and we “eat it up.” Thank you for sharing your days and thoughts and photos with us. Wishing you more butterflies and crows. – Jan St. Cyr

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  5. What a lovely surprise to see you posting your blog again, Carol. Love all the pictures. Take your time and write again when you are ready.

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  6. Carol,
    I’m so pleased today to find you blog post in my mail box.
    I look forward to more from you when you find the time and gumption.

    Christy

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  7. Dear Carol,

    It is good to hear your voice again! And it sounds like you have been a very busy lady. Sometimes being busy gets in the way of being creative. It does for me anyway.

    As I drove to and from NH the last couple of days, I wished I had brought my camera. The trees are turning fast in the mountains and it’s a beautiful sight with the sun shining behind them.

    I guess pictures will have to wait a bit though – we are supposed to have rain today, and tomorrow I am off to MA for a family gathering.

    I will say a prayer for your sister! And for you … your creative spark is waking up again!

    Candy

    On Wed, Sep 25, 2019, 3:48 PM Bejosh Farm Journal wrote:

    > bejoshfarm posted: “Most days lately are passing by quickly…the older I > get the faster they go it seems. One regret I have since losing Ed is that > I do not take photos and blog like I should. Such things haven’t seemed > important until I was going through some of his writi” >

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  8. Good to hear from you. Life gets crazy busy but glad your summer was full of family. Missy is in my payers, as are you and the Lird will provide. Love reading your blogs, hugs and good thoughts to you as we enter the fall season!

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  9. It is good that you share your thoughts and experiences, both for us that read them and for you because it is healing. I lost my husband almost a year ago. Yes, family is important, as are friends. As one of my cards says, “We can’t know why some things happen..but we can trust that love and beautiful memories will outlast the pain of grief. ” It is helpful to recall these memories when we are with friends.

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  10. Well, there you are again… good for you!..just write when the spirit..or Spirit.. moves you too, no pressure!..everyone loves hearing about the farm and what you are working on, including myself…you are certainly a work in progress, and the progress has been wonderful!.. see you soon!…

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  11. I think it is wonderful that you are going to try and keep going with the blog…..set your own pace and enjoy it! Thank you for sharing your experiences!

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  12. So good to hear from you again. Maybe don’t push yourself too hard maybe a daily blog is a bit hard to start back with, just once a week or two weeks would be best for you. However often it is my dear we are always pleased to read your writings of your life. Much love to you

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  13. I was encouraged seeing your blog in my email. Keep at it and take more pictures. I wish I was able to live on a farm and I admire you. Thanks for sharing your life!

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