Taking time for beauty!
There are so many beautiful moments on the farm, one has to pause from all the work to breath it in. I try to capture it when I can.
What appears here to be fog spanning the field at sunrise is actually smog from local forest fires that the morning dew is holding down.

Even driving the tractor at sunset I have to pulled out my phone . . .

When I’m in the field, I wish others could see what I see, so often I take pictures or videos and send them to my other wildlife friends. There is beauty in the farm itself, and of course our many “veggies with spirit”, but there is also quite a bit of wildlife, and not always good for our veggies.

If you don’t know what track this is, it is a deer!
We have had much problem with deer and ground hog this year. The mild winter and extreme amount of rain during this whole last year has been good for wildlife and our area of Jersey is overrun by “veggie lovers”.

Guess? Wild turkey. This one is a loner and seems to like the farm,
our house, and a few neighbor’s yards these days.

Small little toads about 1 inch long have hatched everywhere
this year all around the farm.

Dragonflies and many insects and even birds find their way into
the greenhouses and can’t seem to find their way out. I try to catch
what I can and help them on their way. This time a hummingbird
found it’s way in.

Unfortunately after exhausting itself, I was able to get it out and it took flight for it’s last time, only to die in my hand as I was bringing to our wildflower garden.

I am still surprised sometimes by what I find.
A small box turtle the size of my outstretched hand. I saw it from the tractor after mowing down a field of wheat. I picked it up and put it thru our fencing back towards the woods.

I wish I could show you all the things I see, but then I really wouldn’t get much work done. I am blessed everyday by the beauty on our farm!