Just Being Here Now

Being where I am, and not being where I’m not – that’s my recipe for living. You could call it mindfulness, total meditation or Zen. Whatever you call it, for me it is the only way I can function. And it isn’t easy, paying attention. It doesn’t matter whether I’m depressed, angry, ecstatically happy or…

ImmaJean the Precious

Here she is! This is ImmaJean and she’s 5 years old and cuter than a bug in a rug. She’s super mellow too, which helps blending in here in The Shephed’s Den extremely easy. It’s been a LONG TIME since I had a kitty!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I miss all of them and I am so happy to…

Ridding the World of Evil

Where DOES evil come from? You can’t look anywhere in our society today and not feel the palpable, boiling, nasty, disgusting, horrendous, obnoxious EVIL that has overtaken it. When did human decency disappear? Why? I spend most of my time ignoring this world-confusion. I see it as an optical illusion, a chimera, not at all…

Rise Up

What the FUCK is going on with this country? When did our society start to implode? Right now, we have hit critical mass. There is no going back, only forward. I’ve been asking myself since 1991 what has happened to the decent country I grew up in. When did it become okay to trash talk…

COVID-19 and the Fear of Death

I want to distill for you what is happening in our world, right now, at this moment, for the last year and a half. The Cosmic Consciousness, God, the Universe – however you want to describe the spirit that is found IN EVERY LAST ONE OF US – wants us to come to terms with…

All Gone!

Yesterday was another busy day at Happy Shepherd Farm. We wake up early, get up, drink coffee and decide what the day will look like. Fortunately or unfortunately, over the last month, the days are out of our control. I was getting dressed and Alden was sitting in his chair when someone knocked at the…

Spring Plans

The Shepherd earned points today. He drove me all the way to Caribou to pick up my new to me Bernette for Bernina 009dcc Coverlock/Coverstitch machine. I used to have a serger. I didn’t particularly care for it although it did make knit t-shirts a breeze. I think this is better than a serger. It…

Exodus Chapter 1

It’s been four years ……….. four years since the girls who are leaving us today, first arrived at Happy Shepherd Farm. It was called Poor Shepherd Farm back then. There was a lot of work, a dang lot of work, but there wasn’t a whole lot of green stuff, except for grass and weeds. Curious…

April 1

This mess has been straightened out. I am within 5% of finishing my jacket. Only the grunt work is left to do and I’m not sure when I will get around to it. The important part of doing this jacket has been completed. I wanted to see if I could do it. I can. Done….

The Farm

I’ve been living here, on the farm, since July of 2018. It has evolved in amazing ways since the day I first arrived.  I met my husband in July. We seemed to have a lot in common. He lived about 2 hours north of me. I was in Bangor, a sort of nondescript little shopping…