Allen found and caught a young blacksnake in the hay barn on Saturday and brought the little guy over to the house to show Griffin, who was here volunteering with his parents. Like most Saturday afternoons, Griffin had a pretty good day here picking vegetables, checking on the chickens, finding bugs and wild flowers, swimming, petting the cats and horses, feeding Snoops, touching a snake, and helping Allen change the farm truck’s battery. I wish I had all that energy. I think I used to have some of that energy a while back before the years crept up behind me and hit me over the head! Even so, what’s cool is that this kid reopens and renews all the things that I find myself taking for granted. Griffin rekindles all the wonder that I had stopped wondering about. Even the wonder of snakes.