Last week a gentleman stopped for duck eggs and stayed four hours. Yesterday a lady came for chicken eggs and stayed 5 hours. It was a pleasure to speak with her. She was jovial and friendly, not from here, which gave us a lot in common immediately and she was as willing to share stories of her life as she was to listening to my tales of farm. Today a young man of 30 came by. He comes quite often and has always offered his kind assistance for anything I should need help with. How very sweet. He is a pleasant young man and it is nice to know that he finds the farm as stimulating as it is relaxing.
The only unwelcome farm visitors I have had are those with four legs. Today the dogs were chasing something in broad daylight and I am thinking it must have been the fox. The fox was seen in the afternoon a few weeks ago right behind one of the slumbering livestock guardian dogs. It was young and bold and did not seem to worry about the proximity to a dog. Foxes are one of the few predators that the dogs miss. They come downwind on tiny quiet feet.
If you would like to be a farm visitor, you are always welcome. Some days I do not have much time to spend, which means you might just be following me around as I work. But the coffee is always on, or a cold drink on a hot day is waiting for you. Come on down! Visitors always welcome!