I had a precious friend give me some advice today. She knows we are struggling with infertility and contemplating our options. She told me a few things … the most important is to trust in God even when we don’t see the plan… be faithful and trust he is going to give us the desires of our heart. She also reminded me of something I say a lot which is… I’m not perfect God is always working on my heart and me as a person. Change sometimes is natural and doesn’t cause much disruption and much of the time change for the better is hard and can be painful at times. It’s hard to change a lifelong behavior or belief, but it can be done and more easily done when God is helping me. I am a Type A person so this need for a dramatic change in this area of my life is going to be hard, but God does love me and knows what is best. He knows the desires of my heart and I am faithfully working to follow him each and every moment of the day
15 May 2013 24 Comments
12 May 2013 20 Comments
It’s that day again… Mother’s Day A day we get to thank our moms and grandmother’s for all they have done for us. To all mom’s/ grandmother’s, biological, adopted, found, like- a-mom, and animal mom’s (puppy moms, etc.)… Baxter, Chase, Hubby, the chickens, and I wish you all a … HAPPY MOTHERS DAY To my mom…Thank you for all you do… I love you… Happy Mother’s Day
09 May 2013 16 Comments
The trees in our front yard are so pretty when they bloom. This purple flower tree is one of my favorites and today gave me a smile as I had to go back to work and was still sick (about 80%). When I see the tree it makes me hopeful and happy. It makes me think of a simpler time, a time when the world was not worried about ‘global’ warming, and you could lay on the grass staring up at flowers on a tree and not worry With so much going on in hubby’s and my life it is nice to think of simpler things and beautiful things. It is nice to see a tree blooming in all its glory and enjoying a part of God’s beauty. My mom comes up for the weekend tomorrow and I am looking forward to it. I hope the weather will not be as bad as they say… if it is we will make the best of it. Happy pre-weekend
07 May 2013 30 Comments
Sorry I have been MIA… I have been very very sick with bronchitis. I didn’t take good care of myself as I was trying to get things done and then I had to go to the doctor. By Friday I had to stay home from work and sleep all day… so unlike me Saturday I slept all morning and then helped hubby outside for a short time after he got home. Sunday we had to finish loading up my father to go to FL and then get things done we needed to. Monday we got my Dad off and then we had a lot of outside stuff to get done before the rain hit. Today I am needing rest as this yucky sickness is not gone. The pups have been doing well helping us and then staying quiet when we need a rest We also have been spending this past week getting the new chicks incorporated into the flock and used to being outside. When we have been home they get to come out of the coop (if they want) and roam in the big chickens area. So far the big chickens and baby’s pretty much keep to themselves and only pass each other by. When there is food the big chicks dominate and the buffs pretty much given in and get out of the way. There is already a baby buff that is an escape artist and can get outside the fence (yet needs help getting back in). All seems well so far and the baby buff’s already know to go back in their house at night and have learned to roost. I hope as the buff’s get bigger things stay as calm as they are now (I am not holding my breath). I am sure there will be some pushing for domination when it come to food sharing and especially treats. Hopefully the buff’s will learn to push their way in and get some treats. We shall see
29 Apr 2013 4 Comments
Today, since it is raining, since it is cloudy, and since I can’t be outside… I thought I would share a sunny day photo and sunny thoughts.What I most like about a sunny day is it makes you happy. The sun has a way of turning a bad mood around and helps you feel better. The sun is warm and feels nice on your face. The sun helps the flowers grow and your vegetable garden grow yummy food. The sun makes the chickens happy and keeps the dogs outside longer. The sun makes things easier to do outside (except in the extreme heat then a little shade is nice ) The sun reminds me of childhood day playing outside with my friends with a dog in tow or swimming in the bay I am looking forward to some more sunny days
28 Apr 2013 19 Comments
The baby buffs had their first adventure with no fence yesterday. It was a day of possible wide open spaces for exploration. Still the baby buffs chose to stay close to home and explore smaller spaces.Their watchful and protective Chase was always close by to ensure no birds, other animals, or bigger chickens got to them.At times it seem the buffs weren’t sure if Chase was friend or foe.But they eventually all settled in to sharing the space in the yard. A couple of the other chickens chose to check them out and sometimes steal what ever other they thought the baby buffs were pecking at.The baby buffs even showed off their tail feathers. All in all it was a good first free rang experience for all buff’s. Last night they had another adventure as they stayed in their new hutch in the big girls coop. They seemed to do fine with this move and we kept a heat lamp on them for extra warmth. Since it was supposed to be sunny and warm today and tomorrow we thought it would be the perfect day to move them. Unfortunately, the weather changes faster than I change my socks and it is now raining and cooler. Still with the chicken run holding temps in the 60* and the heat lamp on the chicks are doing fine in their hutch. I let them out for a bit after church and then put them up once the rain started. The older girls don’t seem to mind them being around except when there is scratch out and then it is every chick for themselves I hope the chicks and chickens will get used to each other so when the little chicks get big enough they can be out together all the time. We will see. Hope you have a sunny and beautiful week.
23 Apr 2013 14 Comments
Funny things happen sometimes when you least expect it. While out on a walk with hubby and the dogs the other day we came across this field of cows grazing beside the woods we were walking in. This one cow seems very curious about our presence…
Boy if there wasn’t a fence then we may have been eaten. Good thing there was plenty of green grass and hay Almost the mid-week mark… hope God has blessed you in many ways this week
22 Apr 2013 6 Comments
It is earth day… a day focused on how we can help keep the earth beautiful that God made so long ago. It is hard to imagine how beautiful and clean the earth was when God created it. It is saddening to think of all the damage humans have done to earth. It is good to know at least now we can do things like recycle, use less fuel, plant trees, plant our own food, care for our land, and so much more. All these small things help the big picture. We may not be able to control how big corporations harm our earth, but we can control what we do.
We planted two tress this year in honor of earth day, we care for our land, we car pool, recycle, and plant our food without pesticides… How are you going to celebrate our earth today and how are you going to give back to the planet you live on?
21 Apr 2013 6 Comments
Yesterday my mom and step-father came up for the local Flower and Garden Festival held in a couple towns over from us. It was a sunny day, but again that old wind showed its cold breath. It was warmer when the wind was not blowing, but when Mr. Wind came around you needed a warm jacket and hat. Luckily the sunshine showed all day and warmed your face
The festival is one we attended last year for the first time and had such a fun time. This year it seemed there were not as many vendors or flowers, but the flowers that were there showed their beauty.
17 Apr 2013 8 Comments
It became a beautiful day today. This morning it was dreary and colder, but that sure changed. Slowly it started to warm up then all of a sudden I was told it got HOT. It was so nice when I got off work that hubby and I got a lot more done outside. Even the baby chicks got out again and the dogs got so hot in the sun that the shade of the front porch was welcomed… (see my big boys white chin… starting to look like an old man )
With this long winter we had I forgot how much I love being outside in the spring and summer. Some days I even wish I had more to do outside so I could be out longer I know I’m weird It is just so nice to feel the warm I have to appreciate it while it is here… it is a blessing :)