Let’s go outside and listen to all the sounds around the farm.
I hear birds all around me chirping and tweeting.
But across the pasture, I hear a strange sound. I think it’s a bird. It’s sound is similar to a squeaky toy. I hear the occasionaly “squak” coming from somewhere over there.
And while I’m here, I hear the snorting of the horses, the stomping of a foot or a swish of a tail to shoo away an annoying fly.
In there, lives a small woodland creature that scurries when I come near.
I know he’s there, but it always startles me when I hear the swish of the dry leaves as he hurries away.
A lawnmower humming along as my brother-in-law cuts grass.
My dogs as they play or yell at me to pay attention to them.
As the eldest of them all watches from her perch on their new sun deck.
And something I could live without are the cars and trucks that drive by on the two-lane highway, over there.
Next time you’re outside…
Close your eyes and listen.
Listen to all the sounds that make up your world.
As I enjoy all the sounds around the farm.
Well, except for that highway thing.