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Spiders, dinosaurs, and nuclear meltdown

Category: Zoe's Blog Published: Wednesday, 03 April 2013 Written by Granny Plaid Pants

This is my first blog entry on our new web page. I was going to do a typical introduction, to let you know who I am and what I hope to accomplish. Instead, I’m simply going to give you a glimpse of the way my mind works. If that doesn’t scare you off, then you’re definitely a Farm Friend.

It all started with a cobweb this morning. Actually, the cobweb was there two days ago (when I had company), it was noticed yesterday morning, and by last night’s e-mail I was apologizing to said company for the condition of my house.

The same company e-mailed me this morning to say that when she found a spider in her soup we would talk. Meanwhile, not to worry. On the way to the barn, I realized what a great metaphor that was for my priorities. Though I like my house to be reasonably clean, I’m just not into spit and polish. Some clutter is perfectly normal… and I’d much rather be outside or in the barn anyway.

While in the barn, I thought about the illusion of control…one of my favorite images from the original Jurassic Park movie. Believe in that, create dinosaurs, and the dinosaurs eat you. That led me to think about the current mess in Japan and our collective delusions that we can control nuclear power plants against the forces of nature.

There are no dinosaurs in our barn - unless you count me on a bad morning – but there’s still little control, illusion or otherwise. I discovered another new place that my chickens have decided to lay their eggs, complete with six eggs that should have been collected yesterday and the day before. Ugh. I finished the animal chores, returned to the house, and got busy working on the children’s church bulletin for this week. (The Scripture talks about being blind. Hmm.)

My conclusions… God’s in charge, the animals are smarter than we are, and I really enjoy my quirky mind and my little farm. So… are you scared, or are you a Farm Friend? Hope you’ll stop by again soon.

Granny Plaid Pants

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