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Written by Sue, Thursday August 25, 2011              sunny 80's and so beautiful
What is a simple pleasure? To me it is something or someone that just moves my heart to pause! and take a deep breath!! Like you I do this so many times each day, sometimes not even realizing it until it has passed...

While cleaning the screened porch after a storm this week, I heard these chirping sounds nearby,I paused! and enjoyed this simple pleasure, naturally I go get my camera, and I start snapping. I find it so amazing of how I want to share so much with you all!! ~smiling all the way to the computer~. I guess ya'll are stuck with this very simple farmwife....

Just as we teach and train our young so does this mother.


She watches me with a cautious eye, ready to defend her young.
Why, is this a simple pleasure? For me it is just that "SIMPLE" not to mention SWEET". I love to observe how the mother's in the animal world look after and care for their young.

The dust has begun to settle here on the farm, dh and I are kinda taking a break, I am spending some down time on the porch, enjoying simple pleasures such as this one and trying to catchup on visiting my friends here in blogland.

Thank you so much for stopping by and for leaving me such beautiful comments, on my last post, I know it was very loooong, but I "pinkie promise" not to do that to you again any time soon, that is unless those darlins of ours come back for a visit. ~hee hee~
Until next time, 
may the God of peace continue to fill your days with many Simple Pleasures
Sue
Psalms 118: 24~ This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice  and be glad in it


I don't link to many meme's, (no time) but Simple Pleasures, is one that I do enjoy when time permits. Please feel free to share some of your simple pleasures, read and  enjoy the simple pleasures of others, by clicking on the icon. Much thanks to Dayle for hosting
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32 comments:

Farm Girl August 25, 2011 at 11:40 AM  

Well I love the picture of the guinea and her babies. I think it is wonderful. So glad you are back. I love getting caught up with you. Will Irene hit you?
I have missed you so much it is so nice to read you and to read your comments. You are such a blessing.
Have a lovely day today.

Happy@Home August 25, 2011 at 12:57 PM  

Hi Sue,
I just read your previous post and left a comment. So nice that you are now able to slow down a bit and enjoy these simple pleasures. Such cute photos you captured of mommy and her babies.
"Stuck with a simple farmwife" - never!! I love my visits here. I've always thought farm life looked very appealing, so I guess I am living vicariously through your posts. LOL.

Debbie August 25, 2011 at 1:00 PM  

Hello Sue! I am in New Mexico right now with Mel so I am a little behind in my reading. My what a wonderful wonderful summer you have had. I just LOVE all of your pictures of your times with your family. It is hard to say which one I like more. Sooo good. I can't tell you for some reason what it does to my heart and spirit to read about your times. It just gives me such a peaceful feeling for some reason. : ) How blessed your children and grandchildren are....And how I understand your heart. I long to have ALL of my children near me, and yet I want them to be where God wants them, and where they are happy. Soo glad you get those special times with yours. Love today's post too btw, I too am enjoying watching the animals here. I am going to be taking pics before I leave. Have a wonderful day my friend! HUGS

NanaNor's August 25, 2011 at 1:18 PM  

Hi sweet Sue, So glad to visit with you-I am always so blessed by my visits here!!! Love the mama and her chicks and like you, I love simple things too. Last week my youngest canned 50 lbs of peaches-I was bursting with pride in her hard work. You are such a blessing and I love spending time at your place.
Hugs, Noreen

Vee August 25, 2011 at 3:11 PM  

Watching the birds, cleaning and puttering about, they're simple pleasures for me, too. Visiting here is another!

Kay K August 25, 2011 at 3:47 PM  

Stopping by from simple pleasures love your blog and pictures

Janette@Janette's Sage August 25, 2011 at 4:03 PM  

Oh I always love to watch mother animals...God has placed in all of us mothers the nurturing gene...oh I love the picture of your daughter and granddaughters...hugs to you all as God shows Himself strong

Jenni August 25, 2011 at 4:04 PM  

One of my very favorite simple pleasures is stopping by and seeing what's going on with y'all at the farm..... and girl, I am sitting here with a big smile on my face after admiring those guineas...Also, your "long posts" just mean a longer, fun visit with you salt - of the - earth, dear farm folks.....

Thanks for sharing the smiles,
Jenni

Debbie August 25, 2011 at 6:21 PM  

Sue, thank you so much for your comment on my blog regarding my daughter Angela. She is a wonderful daughter and I am very blessed to have her help decorating! Thanks for thinking of my other kids in Japan too.
God bless...
Deb

Debbie August 25, 2011 at 6:22 PM  

PS. Love the guinea fowl. She sure has a LOT of children, doesn't she!

Patti August 25, 2011 at 6:28 PM  

Thank you for stopping by my blog this Simple Pleasure Thursday. Your visit to me has enabled me to find you.

What beautiful photos!! You captured that scene perfectly!

Sadly, we are usually too busy to take notice of, much less enjoy, scenes like that. How sad it must make God to have given us a beautiful creation that we are generally too busy to enjoy.

Blessings,
Patti

Laura@OutnumberedMom August 25, 2011 at 8:05 PM  

Such SWEET simple pleasures, I think! Thanks for sharing.

Sarah (Nikki) August 25, 2011 at 8:45 PM  

I love how you described a simple pleasure...and your simple pleasure is so neat.....I've never seen a bird like that...at least not around here.....

Marcia (One Heart) August 25, 2011 at 8:51 PM  

It's so nice to see you stopping by, Sue. I hope you have been well. I love this precious simple pleasure but I have to tell you, and it seems to be a pattern today, I LOVE your header even more. Simply beautiful.

Much love to you.

Jennifer August 25, 2011 at 9:10 PM  

What sweet pictures....and I love enjoying simple pleasures. I just need to have my camera on hand more often!?!?

Trish @ Lily-Rose Cottage August 25, 2011 at 9:33 PM  

Oh yes..I love those things that make me pause throughout the day too!
I agree with you..watching motherhood in God's creation is amazing.
We can learn so much from the birds and animals around us!
Jesus loved to use nature to express His thoughts to us - it's easy to see why when we slow down and observe it ourselves :-)

BTW Sue - don't you dare apologise for the length of your last post!!!Do you hear me?lol!
I enjoyed every word and photo!
love to you my friend..Trish

Dawn August 25, 2011 at 9:41 PM  

i love those heart pausing moments!!! and the chirping led to actual babies?! what a sight!!

Ms.Daisy August 25, 2011 at 9:51 PM  

Sue,
Loved the sweetness of the mother peahen and her chicks. Thanks for showing them to us and yes, God's handiwork is always a "pleasure."



~Jean

GardenofDaisies August 25, 2011 at 10:37 PM  

OH how sweet! What a good mama she is to her babies. (I sure am missing my babies right now.) Be sure to stop by my blog. I have a giveaway going on at Garden Of Daisies.

Vintagesouthernlife August 25, 2011 at 10:44 PM  

I enjoy watching animal mothers too. It always reminds me that God gives all exactly what they need to take care of their babies.

I enjoyed your previous post. You have a beautiful family. Looks like all had a great time and created some wonderful memories.
Blessings, Annette

Julie Harward August 25, 2011 at 11:10 PM  

It's the same for me, it's the very most simple things that bring me the most joy. We have nine new baby chicks and I so love watching the mother hen cluck to them and they all come running! ;D

Susan August 25, 2011 at 11:28 PM  

Hi Sue..So sweet! Also, thanks for your visit to my blog and for your sweet comment, too. Susan

The Wife of a Dairyman August 26, 2011 at 12:01 AM  

Hi Sue, I am just in love with your blog! Gorgeous pictures and what a beautiful, happy family you have:) I so enjoyed my visit!

Rebecca August 26, 2011 at 6:00 AM  

That's a lot of mothering, isn't it? What a sweet sight. (It does take some "doing" to keep them all herded though...not always such a simple task!)

Cheryl August 26, 2011 at 8:33 AM  

Sue, I am always heartened by your "simple pleasures", and especially when they relate to motherhood! What sweet, sweet pictures you shared!

I LOVED your last post...do not change a thing. What a blessing to have your "babies" near you for a time. (And what a beautiful family you have!) I can relate to your melancholy as your loved ones leave and your house returns to "normal" life. It is always sad, and yet, I so agree with you that you want your children where God wants them.
Those days and moments that you and your dear hubby poured into your family, those sweet, sweet memories of all that you shared, will be a such a source of blessing...until the next time you can be with them.

And thank you for your comment on my recent blog post. (I should say "thank you again" for you always leave such sweet comments!) Thank you for your prayers for my friend. I am so happy that the song ministered to you. Those words spoke to me so powerfully! They are playing over and over and over again in my mind these past few days.

Hugs to you, my friend...
~ Cheryl

Elena August 26, 2011 at 12:47 PM  

I love simple pleasures too! I find a kindred spirit in you:) My little puppy is so fun to watch and how he has an affection for me and looks to me as his mom. So, sweet!

Karen August 26, 2011 at 12:58 PM  

Oh, how sweet!! This is definitely a simple pleasure. Thank you for sharing!

Cindy August 26, 2011 at 1:38 PM  

The simple pleasures are the best...we have SO much to be thankful for!
Thanks so much for visiting and for your sweet comment :)
Blessings,
Cindy

Michele Katherine August 26, 2011 at 5:31 PM  

Hello Dear Friend,
I just finished commenting on your 8/23 post. I'm doing catch-up :o)

How wonderful simple pleasures are, they are blessings that bring smiles to our faces, and joy to our hearts, so I want to thank you for sharing the sooooooo very adorable pics of the Ma Ma and her little darlings.
Great photos!!

God bless your day,
Hugs!!!
Michele

Christine August 26, 2011 at 8:13 PM  

I love how you have your camera ready for a picture.
All mothers are very much the same. One eye on the lookout and the other on the little ones. There is a resemblance and connection.

no spring chicken August 26, 2011 at 11:53 PM  

Simple farm wifes are my very favorite!! I agree with you Sue. There IS nothing like a mama. Be it a farm mama or a... guinea hen? I'm just guessing here since you didn't identify her.

Have a wonderful weekend. Enjoy your porch and all of the simple pleasures that God brings to your path.

Blessings, Debbie

Dayle August 27, 2011 at 2:14 AM  

So nice to see you at the Simple Pleasures party, Sue. What a sweet post about motherhood. Amazing how all God's creatures have the nurturing instinct towards their babies. The pics are too cute.

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No matter where I go, I always love turning the key and hearing that clicking sound in the lock of our back door . Even if I have only gone shopping, I am so happy to be home.

Did you know that every home has its own scent, the first thing I do is sniff the air, and I offer a quiet prayer of thankfulness, and for safety.

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Sometimes late at night, when I am unable to sleep I will get up and as I am walking across the room, I hear the floor creek beneath my feet, I go, sit, and listen to other sounds that my home makes, a pop here and there in the wall, it is like the wall is talking to me. A home not only has its own scent, but it also has its own sound. I truly believe that a home takes on its own personality, US!!

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