Stormy Skies Ahead
8 x 8 inches, Oil on Board, $150.
I have very good childhood memories on a dairy farm. An extended family member married a dairy farmer and I was invited to spend a few weeks over summer vacation on the farm. I loved it! It did take about an hour for my nose to get use to the pungent smell of the barn.
I didn't know it then, but I was working for my keep. I helped with milking, bailing hay and barn chores. I didn't think of it as work, I had a blast. I knew we were taking care of the cows that had the most beautiful eyes.
My cousin Sue, sure could cook. Everything was made from scratch; pies, cakes with 7 minute frosting, biscuits, cookies and bread. Notice, I'm listing the sweets that she made. I helped her in the kitchen and loved every minute of that also. Sue and George, don't know the impact they had on my life letting me visit for the 5 summers that I did. They were childless during this time and I felt loved by them.
I still get a warm connection to that part of my heart whenever I see cows.