My name is Lacy and you will recognize me as the Collie who greets guests at Clare's Well. Any Franciscan Living needs to be inclusive of us; St Francis was so mindful of ALL of God's creatures. I look forward to sharing my thoughts with you.
I spent a lot of time on the farmhouse porch this week because of all the noise outside. I get quite discombobulated when there is a lot of racket and I can't see to discern if it is safe to be around or not. That would sum up this week on the farm for me. Sister Carol made a lot of the noise: mowing the lawn, weed whipping, and tilling in the garden. But the worst racket, I think, was made by the men who re-shingled the dome hermitage. This needed to be done because of the damage from hail last summer. You know, most of that little building is roof! It took them four days to do this work. Their trucks were none to quiet either . . . . I hope our guests enjoy the new look. There are three of them in it for this weekend and one in each of the House of Clare and the House of Francis. I enjoy having them around as much as they are enjoying being here.
Well, I made it through our spring work day, but not without complaint. Because it was raining and wet, they made me stay in on the porch. It is difficult to be hospitable when you are kept away from the guests. Why was it okay for them to be in the rain and not me? Good question, huh. See Clare's Well website for news on the workday.
Today is sunny and what a pleasure it is to be out on the grass under the apple tree. I am receiving a shower of apple blossoms as they parachute to the ground around me.
The bees are having to hurry up to get what they need from them before they are all blown away.
Other spots of beauty are showing up. Spring's miracles abound around
the mailbox, too. I am the most lucky dog in the world because I live here.
As Sister Janice Wiechman exclaims, "We live in paradise!" Enjoy the beauty around you wherever you are.