I have so much to be thankful for on this day, mostly for the privilege of having a treasured daughter,
and a husband that treats us and our dear animals with patience and kindness, even when we do not deserve it.
This sign from long ago that used to hang in many dairies is one to be pondered and remembered when dealing with dear cows and all animals in our care, but also for our own children, parents, friends and strangers, even for ourselves.
For cows truly are the foster mothers of us all, and the dearest of the dear in mothering their own, and generously giving the extra for our pleasure.
I am so grateful to my dear mother and mother in law, and all of the other mothers in my life that have taught me so much.
The dearest cows in my life have also taught me much, even more about deep and hard things, and they are greatly missed.
It has been a long time since we have milked, but that hiatus will soon be over. Lillian is closer to calving than we thought. yay!
I loved this video from Thailand on Mother’s day and thought you might like it too.