Hi y’all! It’s been a while. Sometimes I go through dry periods in my writing.
Things are going well here on the farm. January is a slower time for us and I have thoroughly enjoyed this season of rest, notwithstanding the bout with the stomach flu.
We’ve had a couple of calves born this month. One of the little heifer calves wasn’t doing too well in the cold and Dad took pity on her and brought her into the house to warm up in the farm kitchen. As soon as I saw Dad over at the calf barn I knew what he was planning. (He does have a soft spot for babies.) He set her down on wobbly legs on the kitchen floor while he heated the milk on the stove. The calf gently nuzzled any available pant leg as we crowded around cooing over it. (Yes, this household of girls will coo over babies, be they animal or otherwise.) The little calf stayed in the house all day and yes, all night too, curled up under the kitchen table! It stayed for about 24 hours until it was well and strong again.
We’ve also had kittens born recently. We are at an over abundance of kittens at present. The newest batch consist of three adorable, sassy balls of fur. They are getting to think they belong inside. I’ll not name names but SOMEONE (not me) has been allowing them to come inside while Dad and Will are off on a man-camping trip. The kittens present infatuation with the great indoors will be cut short very soon I’m afraid.
Broiler chicks are coming very soon! The 2015 growing season will be here before we know it! I look forward with excitement and anticipation to see what this year will hold.
The something about New Year’s Eve that elicits excitement in the heart. A chance to start afresh. The year is newly laid out before you like a fresh, crisp sheet of paper. Something always excites me about blank paper, I suppose it is because of the endless possibilities. Will it hold adventure? Surely! Disappointments? Undoubtedly. Will I grow through both? Yes, by His grace.
At the start of each year I like to make New Year Resolutions or “Bucket Lists”. A handful of things I’d like to do, areas I’d like to grow in. This year the items on the list range from relationship growth (Oh to love others like Jesus loves!) to how many book I’d like to read (150 to be exact!).
We’re counting our blessing over here after a scare yesterday involving a refrigerator shelf full of milk collapsing. A river of milk full of glass – yikes! We were so thankful that it happened to me and not to a customer. No one got hurt and we thankfully had enough milk to replace it all. I am very thankful. God is good!
We are excitedly preparing for Christmas tomorrow. My mom’s parents are coming over to spend the night and we have fun things planned. The business side of things is slowing down and we have more time for sitting around the cozy fireplace and working on hand projects. Blissful loitering! ;D
It’s a cozy sort of day here at the farm. It’s the day before Thanksgiving. We buttered up the turkey and stuck him in the oven to cook slowly today. Chores are finished for now, the kiddos are playing legos on the rug in the living room, their voices rising and falling in happy chatter. Dad is toying around at the keyboard, and so gentle melodies are playing in the background. Outside, the world is cold and drear. Rain trickles down the windowpanes, making the outside world a wash of brown and grey. Inside, it’s warm and cozy and happy.