Friday, August 3, 2012

with gratitude

ronnie and his mom


Today was Ronnie's last day - it was fast and peaceful - beautiful in it's own way he was resting under the pear tree chewing his breakfast there was a soft breeze and he barely looked up to see who was visiting him. - Thank you Ronnie for your beautiful self given to sustain us. I'm grateful for your life that you have brought to our farm. I raise my glass to our first calf in all the joy of the first big table farm birth and the last peaceful breath under a tree about 30 feet from where he was born.

5 comments:

MaryBee said...

Oh Clare - I LOVED that photo immediately the first time I saw it, and I still do! Please do paint it one day? It's how I've always pictured "Ferdinand" the bull, and that's my "love" nickname for my peaceful Charlie man. I'm so grateful to hear that it was peaceful for Ronnie and that he was so close to the place where he was born. Thank you Ronnie for all that you gave Big Table and all those who visited you! With Love, Bee

KAB said...

Beautifully said, my dear. Cheers, Ronnie!

Heather said...

I just came across your blog and LOVE it. Such beautiful photos. Sorry about your calf - I feel the same way when we "harvest" our animals. Sad and grateful. Looking forward to visiting often. :)

Sterling.Silver said...

My heart was heavy when I read this post. I wish I lived nearby. I'd love to visit someday. I'm across the country.

Sterling.Silver said...

My heart was heavy when I read this post. I wish I lived nearby. I'd love to visit someday. I'm across the country.