I knew it was coming. The dozer. The man who NOW owns the property behind us stopped by on Sunday to tell us.
He had asked us back in February—if it would be okay to take down the fence and put up NEW fence, in order to keep his cows in his field.
I wasn’t sure what to expect. I guess, NEW FENCE.
You can see the gnarly old barbed wire--- it was so mangled, it wasn’t doing the job.
We waked some mornings with cattle ‘lowing’…very close to the back porch!
Our corner post with our next door neighbor. She actually had cows under her carport and at the patio door one morning!
Not sure how to feel. On the one hand—we’re getting a new fence back there. On the other hand—we have lost a lot of trees. Trees that grew right on the fence row. The picture above shows the ‘China Berry’ (Texas Soap Berry Tree) that we lost last summer – we asked if he’d push it our way. We’ll cut it for fuel next winter.
These Pillars are staying. I’m glad. They serve as a solid place to “tie-in” and they mark our property line too. They serve as SOMETHING FAMILIAR in this Unfamiliar time. I’m assuming he will be putting barbed wire back up there. One thing that gives me a little bit of peace about the whole thing; At least he is putting his cows back out there when this is all over and done with…and not a Sub-division, or RV park or something like that.
Still, the trees being down has changed everything so quickly. Overnight.
I was wondering where all the birds have gone. Today, I noticed there were more in our yard and around our home. I saw several flying to the old oak tree out back.
(looking down the property line) The Oak on the left—in OUR field and the tree straight down…barely inside the line.
This pile of trees represents homeless and misplaced birds. I wondered how many nests for birds, squirrels, etc. were disrupted when these trees were pushed into a pile. Even the field of Black Eyed Susan's were crushed as the Dozer…chomped, chomped, chomped it’s way through the pasture.
This ‘Susan’ … a casualty.
Still, I know more trees will grow. I don’t know if I’ll be here to sit under their shade and walk in the breeze that will rustle their leaves. I’m so grateful today, to have this view regardless. Very soon, the fence will be up and the cows will be back.
For now, I AM trying to get used to the view again. The birds are not the only ones misplaced. I sort of feel as though I am misplaced too. It is a strange feeling having someone fiddle with your surroundings.
The sunset a little differently tonight.
Til next time, Be Blessed!
Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. ~ Philippians 4:8