I love the look of old, weathered wood and we have lots of it on our goat farm. From fence posts and fallen logs to stacks of firewood and wooden pallets.
It makes such a beautiful background for all sorts of things.
Gorgeous feathers I found in the farm yard. I think the pink one is from the galahs nesting in the gum tree above our goat pen and the blue ones could be from lorikeets or blue wrens. I think they’re wonderful.
Sneaky bits of green underbrush growing up through pallet boards look quite marvelous against the aged timber.
And wildflowers picked while out with the goats don’t need a vase when they’re piled atop a gnarled old fence post.
This past week I’ve been working with bits of new wood as well, etching designs on a new range of spatulas for my Etsy shop. I love burning in swirling vines and clusters of berries onto simple wood handles. Using them in my daily cooking makes even bowl-scraping a pleasure.
No matter what I’m doing on the farm these days, feeding animals or burning new pieces of art, I love getting to the end of the day and standing in awe of whatever fabulous display the clouds decide to put on.
It does my heart good.
What is your favorite time of day at your house?