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Monday, July 07, 2008

Dirty buckets provide insight


With the harvest falling the day after Pino Pie Day, I was overwhelmed with a myriad of chores and things that needed to get done, on top of the usual business of the day. I went to fill the water buckets out in the field, and found them dirty and scummy from the heat. Feeling rushed, I was irritated, one more thing that needed my attention. I had to go back to the barn and get my scrubber so I could clean the buckets, and provide safe and clean water for the animals. So I did. Upon returning, still feeling rushed, I sat and waited while the 15 gallon buckets filled to their quota. This forced me to stop, and as the water was heard streaming into the buckets, I could hear Boone eating nearby. Down below, I saw the sheep in their field. I had time to look at each young ewe and see how they looked in comparison to the adults.

If it hadn't been for that scummy water bucket, I never would have noticed.

5 comments:

Sara said...

oh my! I've been a lurker for a bit(found your blog somewhere then added it to my Reader) but this painting is so lovely I just had to tell you so. It's my absolute favorite so far - love the colors and how the white sheep just pop out!

Linda O'Neill said...

Beautiful painting, Katherine...I love the way you did the sky.

Katherine Dunn/Apifera Farm said...

Thanks Rekoj and Linda - it's always nice to have people notice and comment...

Anonymous said...

mmm, what a sweet glimpse. love the little guy on the right.

thecrazysheeplady said...

Sometimes I forget, but I'm thankful for "scummy water buckets" as well.

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