Tuesday, July 14, 2009
I Died And Went To Heaven
I died and went to heaven today only to be sent back to where I came from. Heaven is a 400 acre farm on the shores of the beautiful Puget Sound. I went there to pick raspberries for jam.
A couple of weeks ago while getting hay I traded one of those street-sweeper brushes that cows and horses like to scratch on for raspberries. Hubby (the collector of junk) brought the brush home thinking I would like it for my animals. I might of if it wasn't the color of a bright blue tarp and an eye sore. I am trying to rid my place of eye sores and every time I turn around he is bringing another one home. It looked like something an inquisitive goat could poke an eye with...and get an eye sore.
So I jumped at the chance of getting it a good home and getting my berries for jam as well.
I had really wanted to take goldilocks to pick berries and teach her how to make freezer jam but it didn't work out. It was raining on the day we had made arrangements to go so we decided to go to Forks and look for vampires instead. Now there's another story! We never got back over while goldilocks was here.
I went today and was in heaven....for about 2 hours. The farm is 400 acres of pristine forests, pastures, ponds and proper barns all cozied up to the beautiful saltwater that is part of a network of waterways called Puget Sound. Bought during the Depression for $4.00 an acre for the waterfront and $2.00 an acre for the back lands it is now owned by a very wealthy businessman well known in this part of the country.
I was met by the woman who's family manages the farm. I asked if I had died and gone to heaven. She said no. If I was in heaven I wouldn't have to pick my own berries and she sure hopes in heaven she doesn't have to weed or prune. I have news for her. I think that God thinks that weeding and pruning is good for the soul.
I picked a bucket full of berries while I listened to the hens in the hen house announce their laying of eggs. The roosters crowed and the birds sang. Every once in a while a cool breeze blew in from the water to refresh my sweaty face.
To this farm girl it was truly heaven on earth.