I am going to throw in a new type of post for us.
Farm Philosophy Friday.
This farm teaches me so much about life, loss, relationships and higher powers that I want to share it with you.
Maybe I just need to talk. Maybe it will help you. IDK. But, I feel drawn to this. And there's always a good reason that happens...... So...lets go figure that out!
A few weeks ago, we lost Max. He was the standoffish Livestock Guardian Dog (LGD) that was a wooly booger on his best days.
Although I was very sad to have lost him, my heart is full of love and happiness towards him.
It's one of the lessons the farm has taught me.
There is glory, happiness and peace in a life well lived.
The end is inevitable. Unstoppable even. But, the quality of life getting to the end though - there is much to be learned there.
Before I owned my own farm, loss was gut wrenching, heart breaking, devastating, earth shattering.
Now, I reflect on the journey. And it makes it easier to comprehend.
Don't get me wrong, I greatly miss him and others I have lost. I've cried my eyes over their loss.
But that's my process to acknowledge loss. Cry, then focus on their journey. Their happiness. Their life well lived.
And then I smile.
How about you? What is your process?
Below is a pic of big Max training Koda as a pup. She's now in charge and handling it well.