AROUND THE FARM WITH ELFIE
After getting some much-needed bed rest, Elfie was feeling much better yesterday. We decided to take an art walk about the farm and do a little house hunting along the way.
We started out with a nice hike and a visit to the “Painted Rock Park”. It is not listed as a National or even as a State Park on any website, but it is a favorite of all the locals. It is one park where painting on the rocks is encouraged. Elfie enjoyed climbing on the rocks until he spotted a spider sunbathing. We decided it was time to move along.
In chatting with Elfie, I discovered he really loves the farm and is thinking about coming out of the box permanently. He said the once-a-year time out of the box and on the tree really was not enough for him, so we went searching for other living arrangements since the Christmas tree only offers temporary housing. Elfie really liked the yellow bird house. Great views from all directions but it was in a highly populated area where gangs of chickens are known to frequent. After his incident with Jolene, Elfie decided this might not be the safest neighborhood for him.
Next, we went to visit the “Purple Whirl” sculpture by Missouri metal artist Jessie Cargas. This privately owned outdoor art installation is a favorite for the owner and invited guest alike who appreciate art and the culture it brings to this small farming community. Public instillations of Jessie’s work can be found at https://www.weldmadeart.com/installations
Before heading back to the big house, Elfie met with the landlord, Charlie G. Jefferson and landlady, Pamela. It was then that he found out, monthly rental payments must be paid in catnip. Elfie was certain this would be in violation of the Santa “clause” he signed at birth when his parents smooshed his right foot onto an ink pad, then onto a piece of paper. It was then that Elfie was reminded, not only was he an Elf...but he was in fact...MOUSE SIZED. We decided that, even though Charlie G. and Pamela were fat on kibble, it was best that Elfie adhere to the rules and regulations of the Santa “clause” and not tempt fate.
To be continued...