Tuesday, September 27, 2011

a great heart must fly

our dear Katie lived on the farm with us for two and a half years.
she is a beautiful light.
as she worked her way though graduate school we shared an
incredible life here. she taught so much. she gave so much.
and she was just so much fun to be with!
we sheared, we hayed, we detangled skeins, we dyed and we dyed laughing.
and what she gave to our flock was unmeasured.
Katie is in the air tonight somewhere over the Atlantic
on her way to a new adventure in Rwanda, Africa 
where she will give her
knowledge to a noble cause.
i have a huge lump in my throat.
go Katie, our great heart! we miss you.


  1. Ohhhh! Godspeed Katie! Have a wonderful time in Rwanda.

    I liked her a lot. It's hard to say so long.

  2. Geez, for a minute there I thought she had died! What a wonderful adventure though Rwanda wouldn't be my pick but there is such need. Will there be a another coming to the farm?

  3. Rwanda is a tough choice but the one where there was a need in her chosen work.
    and yes! a new couple moved in and have settled in nicely. great pair. more on them to come...

  4. Anonymous8:21 AM

    ... never did get to hear her play the piano ... guess her Mom came to fetch it. Best Wishes! ~ m.