It's always so much fun to go to the farm for our scrapbook retreats. We started going once a year, but now we're up to every season. It's so nice to have no responsibilities---to be able to do whatever you want---whenever you want. We enjoy early happy hours and rocking on the porch with a good book or magazine. But that wasn't in the cards this trip. It was too cool---until the last day. I spent several hours outside reading. I did 16 scrapbook layouts which I'll share when I get a chance to photograph them.
Views from the deck.
We have a lot of animals in our own backyard. The difference is that we don't take the time to just sit around outside and enjoy nature at home. There's always too much work to do. Then pretty soon, it's too hot. But for now, I've been enjoying reading on my own front porch--- relaxing on the porch swing.