Ethan and his mother visited my acreage awhile back, and the first thing we did was go searching for gnomes.
We didn't find any gnomes, but we did notice gnome poop in the horse field. We did find some odd tracks, which could possibly belong to gnomes. And then, we found bones---most probably dragon bones. Ethan took several of these bones home.
I showed Ethan and his mother where Petra and Snarls, and
The Pen Pieyu Adventures (adventure kids books) live in my magical forest.
In the forest, we noticed several wavy, misty, glittering images that darted around---most likey fairies.
Suddenly, a wild gust of wind that twirled leaves to capture us in its vortex. Then a mighty dragon's roar---or maybe a bellowing cow---that sent us charging, in the other direction.. Then, as if by magic, everything went deadly silent.
That's when we came upon something I'd never seen before . . .
This unique and awe-inspiring mud pie made with flowers and berries, and a horse ornament that has been missing from my house for months. Was the pie magic? Was it made for us? An offering from my story-book characters?
Paralized with fear for only the briefest moment, our feet soon took flight. We headed for the safety of the castle gates and then into the castle.
Ethan has his dragon bones mounted in a frame, although his mother wouldn't allow him to take home any gnome poop (this I don't understand since you don't come across gnome poop that often).
More on Ethan and Petra's blooming friendship in another blog.
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