Tuesday, March 24, 2009


I spent the day with Sacha.  We have been doing basic ground work in preparation for her future as my work partner, my shoulder to lean on.  I plan on ground training her this summer so that we can harvest some of the fallen trees off the land for our outdoor wood boiler.  She plays a part in my dream to wean our family off of petroleum....I also have fantasies of her pulling us through the snow in a one horse open sleigh, hey!  Maybe even hauling the buckets of maple sap back to the barn?  I have a million ideas not to mention all that compost-able black gold.  But for now it is the quiet work, the bonding that is important.  She is a little reluctant to work because of her long winter's nap.  She came to us in December and I was so caught up with the holidays and my health issues that she spent all that time eating, walking and getting tons of treats.  So, needless to say, sassy girl is a little spoiled.  She is responding well to my training, walking quietly, stopping on command, backing up and just learning to be patient.    We love her, she acts like a big, lovable, playful dog. 

Digging through my old homeschool papers I found this poem.  It just fits my life right now, what a gift it was to find it today.  I am always in awe of how the perfect inspiration appears at just the right moment, my heart was open to the message and it touched me deeply.  Thanks Kelly.

"Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart
And try to love the questions themselves
Do not seek the answers that cannot be given you
Because you would not be able to live them,
And the point is to live everything.
Live the questions now
Perhaps you will gradually, without noticing it
Live along some distant day into the answers."

R.M. Rilke



  1. Sacha is beautiful. With your gentle spirit and hands to guide her you'll be a great team. She seems to be smiling in the photo!

    There are pages yet to be read! Adventures to be had. Treasures yet to be found! Sending love, wishing you joy. Peace, Linda T

  2. I have loved this poem for a long, long time! Thanks for sharing it here!