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2.14.2022 – This might be the start of a new chapter…

I’m learning all KINDS of new things these days…

how to live the farm life,

how to take care of animals,

how to train animals,

how to be the boss of the animals lol,

how to not be afraid of the animals…

One of the things I’ve really struggled with over the years is being nervous around animals that well… make me nervous!

Any honestly, for most of my life, I’ve been anxious and nervous around most animals, especially the larger ones.

I had always heard that you “can’t be nervous around equine or cows” (or really most any animal if you want to be able to work with them successfully) because of the way they can pick up on our attitudes and emotions.

But one day, completely out of the blue, I decided I wanted a donkey (and then we discovered that one donkey requires another donkey) and then I found myself with a baby bull calf to bottle feed and take care of. 

I kind of think it’s God nudging me out of my comfort zone and into that scary, uncomfortable place of “learning through”…

And learning through something new

Sometimes learning to not be so afraid of making mistakes is learned best by actually taking risks and making some mistakes.

I suppose this is what you’d call “exposure therapy.”

Soon we’ll have more grown cows living here, and it’s very possible that Jason is eventually going to get an ostrich or two.

Yea, I thought he might be joking but he actually might be half serious.

We’ll see… I’ve got lots to learn.

Thankful the Lord is with me. 

-Heather 🌺

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