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Taking time to sit is important. I admit I’m not very good at it, but this little monster and his sister help a lot. They are just as happy to “help” in the garden or follow me around the farm, but what makes them really, really happy is having me sit down with them for a few minutes.  

They remind me that simple things are lots of fun. For instance, that seeds of grass on a long stem are perfect for chasing, and so are shadows. That as long as you have a patch of sunshine and the time to enjoy it, life is very, very good. 

According to kitties, a nap during the hottest part of the day is always appropriate. And most of them really don’t care if it’s 100 degrees outside. If there’s shade and a lap, he’s in! 

Farm kitties also know just how hard you work, and that farming for a living is an uphill battle you probably aren’t going to win in the long run. They still understand why you try. They’ll even help you out by catching rats, chasing rabbits, and keeping the birds off of your strawberries. According to kitties, it’s ok to be sweaty and covered in dirt. They  will love you anyway. 
Agatha Noveille

Agatha Noveille

Agatha is an herbalist and author in Atlanta, Georgia. She founded Indie Herbalist in 2011. Her herbal recipe book, The Complete Guide to Adaptogens, is available wherever books are sold. To listen to her podcast, visit Indie Herbalist's sister site, Teacup Alchemy.
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