Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Cobwebs in the Barn

I admit spiders FREAK me out.... Here at the farm there are many, many - too many kinds of spiders and my rule is if you don't come near me I won't kill you...  I know how many wonderful services they provide in the world, how we would be over run by bugs if they were not around - I get it but and here is the Big BUT - they creep and freak me out and they are sneaky... making no noise as they creep up on you -  then I give out that girly scream that can shatter glass.

I grew up watching the Atomic Spider that killed it's way through a dusty desert town.  I watched the Sci Fi Movie's where Mother Nature turned on us and the frogs, mice and spiders went on a killing spree.  I even had sisters who threw spiders in my hair as a child and told me they would bite me to death... So I think you now understand my slight freaking out with spiders..

This last weekend there was a huge and I mean huge spider web in the corner of the goat girls barn.  About 3 feet wide - when did this spider have the time?? I am in that barn twice a day and never saw it.  I had visions of the creature that made it and my first response was to scream, run out of the barn waving my arms and completely having a melt down. I did not have the energy so instead I stood for just a moment and looked at the hard work that went into this home.  After a few moments I decided to let it alone after telling the creature that as long as it does nothing to me or my sweet one's well I would leave it alone.  I am not saying I am over my freak out - I keep my eyes open and I swear it comes out and scares me then all bets are off.

When I came into the house and as usual I could not sleep I went to the carding room and decided to create some batts that would honor the hard working creature in my barn. Working through the Cobwebs in my head I slowly placed the soft fibers through the machine I realized how I am similar to that spider.  I go about working hard creating a life that has meaning to me, I wove a life that I thought was my purpose but not even noticed by most, not valued by others and worst of all I am far too many times misunderstood and squished into dust by the texting masses.  Living a life that is on the edge of what society thinks is valued is not easy but like the spider we at times can create a magical world if only for our own viewing and using.

The two batts are now up for sale in my Etsy Shop www.larkspurfunnyfarm.etsy.com and hope they find a new and understanding home.

3 comments:

Mimi Foxmorton said...

Oh my dear......you are a better person that I.........

Little Miss Muffet knew what it was all about..........

:D

larkspur funny farm said...

I agree Mimi - Spiders need to find other places and put a bell on..

Nonita1992 said...

Lol you rock like always..keep writing!!!