animals, Human Nature, parenting

Yesterday, Down on the Farm

My daughter Mary, who has a little lamb

My daughter Mary, who has a little lamb

Having grown up on a farm, I always felt privileged. Visiting my friends in their fancy houses in the suburbs, I was stricken with compassion (and claustrophobia) by the size of their yards. Why, there was another house right next to theirs!

Daisy may not be a PRETTY pony, but she is sweet.

Daisy may not be a PRETTY pony, but she is sweet.

And where could they pasture their pony? And what can you DO in such a restrictive environment? We farmer kids wandered the fields, built forts, climbed trees-and worked our little booties off when it was time to get the hay in.

Cole with the black sheep in the sheep family

Cole with the black sheep in the sheep family

And what kid wouldn’t want to grow up on a hundred acre zoo? I think that I, like most kids, thought of the animals as slightly different, but very interesting people. These photos taken yesterday of my grand kids’ trip to a farm tells me that kids haven’t changed, as shown by grandson Gus scientifically investigating a cow flop for potential use as something-to-chase-your-sister-with.

Poop on a stick

Poop on a stick

The Magic Barn: Growing Up Wild on a New England Farm (art and short stories, volumes 1 and 2)

The Magic barn: growing up wild on a New England Farm volumes 1 and 2

The Magic barn: growing up wild on a New England Farm
volumes 1 and 2

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About Je' Czaja

Je' is a writer, artist, and stand up philosopher. She founded and directed two non-profit organizations for disadvantaged children and their families, served as a missionary for three years and is the author of several books. https://www.smashwords.com/interview/jeczaja Amazon Author page: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00IU4RWKE

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