The driver was coming from Amish Country in Pennsylvania and we agreed to meet him out on the nearby highway so he wouldn't have difficulty finding us. Just like clockwork, he called at 3:50 a.m. and said he would be at our meeting point in 6 minutes. Talking about precise and to the point, so we hurried out to the main road and he was waiting for us when we arrived.
We made a quick transfer of the cart, a real beauty, and hurried back home and back to bed for a while. But after waking up and looking at the craftsmanship of this cart, the quality of work for which the Amish have been known so well quickly showed. The wheels are perfectly balanced as is the cart. It is light weight but sturdy and the bolts and screws and amenities are solid and strong. Shined and polished with a three layer clear coat on all wood surfaces, this baby will last forever. I even put my wife on board and pulled it around myself just to test it out; it was not difficult at all. And, as I've mentioned before it will be kept in the garage addition built on to Angus' little single stall Our pony now has his house with attached car(t) port.
Sometimes it's just good to get away from the troubles of the world and all of the serious stuff and just focus on something that is fun. We intend to do just that with this cart, taking many rides in the beauty of the countryside while giving Angus some good exercise and lots of attention. The boy is a real "ham" so I'm sure he'll lap it up.
Looking at our little Angus and then at our new cart I have to thank God for giving us the joy and beauty of the wonderful animals and for giving man the talent and skill to craft such a fine product as this cart from the Amish. These are things that have been around for ages and sometimes it's good to spend time with the more simple things, knowing that they show clearly in their simplicity things that we so easily take for granted but for which He should always praised. So thank you, Lord, for Angus, the beautiful cart, and the wonderful land around us where we will be able to enjoy these gifts for a long time to come.
I love to write about our animals and how they enrich our lives and teach us so much about God and nature. I hope you'll check out my book, Honey, We Shoulda' Bought the Ark, our story about living with dogs, cats, horses, birds and more on our small farm in North Florida. Most are rescues, needing a home that will provide love and support in accordance with God's grant to us of dominion over them. It is available from both Amazon and Barnes & Noble in paperback and E-book (both Kindle and Nook). www.outskirtspress.com/honeyweshouldaboughttheark or www.amazon.com/author/jamesdick. ANIMALS: A WONDERFUL GIFT FROM GOD.