is the only word I can think of
that will describe my feelings
about an hour ago.
This is a trait I do not have
but I do not know what else to call it
and it made me smile
I looked out the window at the home I built 10 years ago
that now has a new owner.
This owner has horses and love seeing them graze in the field.
and have been concerned over them with this super cold weather
as building a shelter has not begun.
Looking out the window I saw a dozen or more of something in the yard
then I realized
they were chickens.
I have wanted chickens since moving back to the country.
Have noticed some of the small chicken shelters on wheels
that you move about .... but
not a good idea - I think.
There is surrounding this cottage
all I can take care of at this time.
But I smiled when I realized what I was seeing
and it was a good envy.
Memories of moving to the old farm house years ago
this was such enjoyment
my chickens, ducks, geese, guineas, turkeys, peacocks
and raising calves
were helpful to the healing of this young woman.
My Jamie, youngest daughter named them all.
So this Envy
Makes me smile...