“and I could never express how grateful I was for the way our mistresses mothered us. I do not know why, but they seemed to watch over me more tenderly than over the others. The first mistress used to come every night with her little lamp and gently draw aside the curtains of my bed; [...]

We planted a lot of flowers this year. They’ve been blooming since late March and their time has finally come. I thought about pulling them out and cleaning the garden areas up a bit, but then I saw so many bees, and butterflies and birds enjoying the chaos that I decided cleaning can wait. The [...]