Simple Joys

What better way to bring in the new year than with the dear sweet joys of animal love?

While family visited from out of town the past several days, one of our adventures took us to Hoofsnhorns Farm Sanctuary. A new and joyful discovery. I did not know such a place existed nearby. Although this adventure was primarily for the joy of my niece, my brother, mother and I went along for the fun.

There were all varieties of animals, and the owner took us around telling us story after story of how the animals came to live with her at the farm. Each and every one had a name, and her love for the animals was clearly evident.

Several goats ran free of the fenced areas. They followed us around as though we were their long lost friends!

These animals appeared well cared for. They were so full of joy and loved every moment of attention.

As we head into a new year, let’s take a moment to feel and appreciate all of the love that surrounds us. I wish for you a blessed 2022. May you discover new loves and joys every day.

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Below is a gallery of my favorite photos:

Until one has loved an animal a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.
~ Anatole France

25 Comments Add yours

  1. Jeff Flesch says:

    Beautiful pics, Lisa. Wonderful post, as always. Happy New Year, my dear friend.

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    1. Thank you, Jeff! Happy New Year to you as well! Stay safe! 😊

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      1. Jeff Flesch says:

        You’re welcome, Lisa. Always! Thank you! ☺️

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  2. Priti says:

    Nice photos! Yes loving animals give us happiness. Well shared happy 2022.πŸ™‚πŸ’•πŸŽ‰

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    1. Thank you so much Priti!! 😊

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  3. Anita says:

    What lovely images of these fantastic animals, a really joyful and colorful series of pictures!!
    Wish you a Happy New Year Lisa!!!

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    1. Thank you Anita!! 😊

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  4. Thanks for the simple joys. Happy New Year, Lisa.

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    1. Thank you Frank! 😊

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  5. Fabulous photos Lisa. Wishing you and your family a very happy and healthy 2022.

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    1. Thank you! …day one is off to a good start 😊😊

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  6. What a beautiful gallery Lisa, wishing you a blessed and happy 2022 too! πŸ’—

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    1. Thank you so much!! 😊

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  7. Amy says:

    Ooh… Lovely! Thank you for sharing your joys with us. Beautiful images! So glad you had a great time visiting your family.

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    1. We sure did! Thank you Amy! 😊

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  8. Naomi says:

    I enjoyed seeing all of those sweet faces! God has given us so many happy faces to enjoy!

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    1. They are so cute, aren’t they? Thank you!! 😊

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  9. aussiebirder says:

    A wonderful experience for visiting family Lisa, and so sweet that the lady had a story for each animal and how she came to care for it. A place a young child would adore.

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    1. Thank you! Yes, she reminded me of a Sheppard and how they know each of their sheep πŸ‘β€

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  10. Animals brings to life our hearts and souls. Makes us kinder and generous. Wonderful pictures and post.

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    1. Thank you, a day of great memories! 😊

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  11. SoyBend says:

    The goat in the first picture really looks like it’s smiling at you! So cute. ❀

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    1. Ahhhhh, yes he is so cute! Thank you 😊

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  12. Wind Kisses says:

    Simple joys indeed. There is someone about animals that maybe bring out the kid in us. I love the first goat. Kind of taking command of the situation or… training for goat yoga.

    What is cool is you seem to have captured a few smiling. Very nice. Hope you are on your way to a happy new year.

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    1. Thank you! I know, some of those goats do look like they are smiling!! 🐐😁 They were such sweet sweet animals!

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