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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Simple Woman's Daybook ~ Tuesday, May 31st

 The Simple Woman’s Daybook

Outside my window...  partly cloudy, warm and sticky – signs of summer just around the corner.

I am thinking...  ~ God makes better plans than I do.  (When will I learn?)

 I am thankful for...  ~ home

I am wearing...  ~ old, comfortable clothes….barefoot
always, barefoot (some things just don’t change, people)

I am remembering… ~ a vision I had several years back.  Hoping to share it with you soon.

I am praying … ~ instead of what I am praying for, I want to share the following with you.  I just rec’d this from the young man’s mother.  The young man was/is in the process of returning from Afghanistan.  We have been praying for *B* to be kept safe and for God to surround him with angels.

(Because some people have difficulty praying, the following has been my specific prayer.  My prayer isn’t anything special, just what was on my heart.  Please don’t think I am trying to take credit….all the credit goes to My Heavenly Father and to this young man’s mother and all those who took the time to pray.)

Father, may You cover *B* with Your wings as You deliver him home to his family. May Your angels encamp round about *B* and may the Holy Spirit guide him. Abba, we say thank You for keeping *B* safe! May his visit be blessed and may there be great joy in the *G* home. In the Name of Yeshua, Amen.

Now, here is a copy of the message I just received from his mother.  This will make you proud to be an American.

Oh, my what wonderful prayer partners you all are!!!
Just got a mail from *B*, he's in Dallas..I just have to share with you all:

Some parts of America still work!

So get this! I love Dallas even more! the USO here hooked me up with free sandwich, drink, and then got me permission to go to the American Airlines Ambassadors Club where they gave me towels, soap, and a clean shower to use! Wowzers im almost human again!

Oh and they gave me free internet, which im using now to email you, while sitting nice leather chair in front of a big screen TV (after my shower). Wow

If i get the choice in the future, and if im paying for a flight, it will be American Airlines for sure.

Its good to be in America again,

Love you all,


(*J* now)..he said he hadn't been able to shower..had to hitch-hike to catch up with the group that were already 2 days ahead of he was hot, chaffed and sweaty and had not eaten. The folks in Dallas were lined up to welcome the soldiers home and he was amazed at how each person..even middle school kids were honestly happy to greet them!!

God knows we don't deserve this..what love!!!

Can you hear the love and excitement in her voice?  I just wanted to share that with you.
I am going...  ~ to be more honest with myself

I am currently reading...  ~ my Bible

I am hoping...  ~ I can do more to help others.

On my mind...  ~ family

Noticing that...   ~ adults (that would be me) are more difficult to teach than children

From the kitchen...  ~ waiting for inspiration

Around the house...  ~ I rather be in the garden

One of my favorite things… lilacs

A picture to share… ~
 Honor Park
Muskogee, OK

Quote of the Week… ~ 

“A good laugh is sunshine in the house.”
William  M.Thackeray

Be sure and visit The Simple Woman’s Daybook for more daybook entries.

If you are new here....hello and welcome!
If anyone has a prayer request, leave a comment or send an email.

May your spring be filled with the gift of new life, sweet smells and sunny days.

 May God be gracious to you and bless you; may He make His countenance shine upon you forever; that Your way be known on earth, Your salvation among all nations.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Happy Sonday, everyone!

"Bravery never goes out of fashion." 

~ William Thackeray ~

Memorial Day Weekend, 2911

I was reading the history of Memorial Day,  which was once called Decoration Day earlier.  Being older than dirt, I remember when it was called Decoration Day.  When my sister and I where growing up, Mama always decorated the graves of family members who had passed away.  Sometimes, it took as long as a week to prepare the flowers and then deliver the "memorials" to the different cemeteries.  One of the cemeteries was over seventy miles away.  It was a big deal, to Mama.

I am not as diligent today.  When I married, I became a part of a family that has a "family"  cemetery ~ a small country cemetery, where honey hunk's family members have been buried ever since they settled in this area, well over a hundred years ago.

Several times during the year, we help clean the family cemetery.  It helps us to remember and gives the younger family members the opportunity to ask questions, therefore learning about family members they never had the opportunity to meet.  They listen to stories of those family members, both funny and sad.  It is one of the ways we pass our family history on to the future generations.

We place flags on the graves of those who served our country.  The younger family members learned which uncles served in what branch of the military.  And it reminds all of us, there is a price to the freedoms we enjoy.

The Vietnam Memorial
The Wall

Mr. Prairie Maid, as well as his brothers served during Vietnam - six brothers, four of which served in Vietnam.  I don't know how my mother-in-love endured that time.  She was a prayer warrior, especially when it came to her boys!

I am thankful that my Marine is alive and well and ornery as ever!  I am thankful as a mother, our oldest son did not choose a military career and I pray our younger two will choose other ways to serve our country.  But if they should choose the military, I will be proud of them and I will be their biggest prayer warrior.

(I do not remember where I got this picture.  Sorry, if it is yours and I have not given you credit.)
That's what Mamas do!

Please remember to pray for those who are serving in our military and for their families and for the families of those who have paid the ultimate price.

I am not keeping extra kids this week!  The past two weeks we have had anywhere from 7 to 11 kids everyday and often two from down the road.   We have fished, stayed in the pool, petted all the baby animals  (several hundred times a day), found a new litter of kittens, gathered eggs, dodged storms and fed horses.

Mammaw is tired and the house looks like one of the storms found it!

I loved every minute almost every minute of the last two weeks, but today is Papaw's birthday, which we will celebrate next weekend - after there is a path through the middle of this chaos!

Hopefully, I'll have a little more time to blog and try to figure out why blogspot is not allowing me to comment on your blogs much of the time.  (I know, I am not the only one having this problem.)

Oops!  Gotta get Papaw's berry cobbler out of the over....I can smell it!

Be blessed this weekend and stay safe during your Memorial Day activities!


Saturday, May 21, 2011

Silent messages of LOVE!

Blessings on you weekend!

We received a wonderful rain early this morning (Friday morning), continuing up into the afternoon. It was quiet a welcome sight.

 (Frannie's picture)

Now things are even "greener" than before!  And everything smells so clean...heavenly!
And we have mud.
We were also without electricity for about two hours during the afternoon.   (So, I took a nap! It was a rare treat.)

My honeyhunk wasn't able to work on his fencing project.  It was nice having him around the house, but he was anxious to be able to get outside.  So were the boys.  They went to the pond twice, only to be chased back to the house by the lightning.

Remember these:

(Scroll down a couple of posts to see more.)

I found the story that goes with the feathers!

I thought you might enjoy it.

God's Wings
After a forest fire in Yellowstone National Park, forest rangers  began their trek up a mountain to assess the inferno's damage.  One ranger found a bird literally petrified in ashes, perched statuesquely on the ground at the base of a tree. 

 Somewhat sickened by the eerie sight, he knocked over the bird with a stick.  When he gently struck it, three tiny chicks scurried from under their dead mother's wings.  The loving mother, keenly aware of impending disaster, had carried her offspring to the base of the tree and had  gathered them under her wings, instinctively  knowing that the toxic smoke would rise.  She could have flown to safety but had refused to abandon her babies.  Then the blaze had arrived and the heat had scorched her small body, the mother had remained steadfast...because she had been willing to die, so those under the cover of her wings would live.

"He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler."  Psalm 91:4

Are you under His wings?  What a perfect place to be!

 Also, thought you would enjoy this picture.  
 (I rec'd it from Dell Sanchez )

The picture was taken looking across the Negev in Israel.  I love the double rainbows, but I also like the interesting affect of the clouds.  They almost look like a huge dove sweeping down....
rainbow ~ a sign of God's promises, a dove ~

Silent messages of LOVE!

You are loved!

Welcome to the new followers!  If you have a blog, please leave me a comment, so I can stalk follow you back to your blog.  Sometimes just clicking on the photo doesn't bring up your blog address.

I am happy you are here and look forward to visiting with you!

I probably won't be back until sometime Sunday....some of my personal blessings are still visiting!  *Smile*

In the meantime, I pray Abba will blessed you in all things!
Remember, HE sent HIS only SON....for YOU!


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Not for the faint of heart ~

"Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ."

We are all familiar with this verse from 1Peter (2:5). I believe, this verse is a clue to the problems the follower of Messiah is experiencing today.

It's here...."Ye also, as lively stones".
Do you see it?

We are called to be "lively stones". How do you describe a STONE? The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language describes a stone as, "concreted earthy or mineral matter; rock."

Stones (or rocks) are similar to snowflakes. They are created by God and they are different. You may have a rock as small as a grain of sand or you may have a single rock the size of a mountain. They differ in color, size, and shape.

I believe, the enemy sees the follower of Yeshua as stones and he is attempting to change us into bricks.

Webster describes brick or bricks as "a handy-sized unit of building or paving material typically being rectangular and about 21⁄4 × 33⁄4 × 8 inches (57 × 95 × 203 millimeters) and of moist clay hardened by heat."

And I might add ~ created by man.

If we allow ourselves to be changed from (God's) stones to (man's) bricks, we will all look alike, be uniform in size and color - think alike, talk alike, worship like.....

As Bill Cloud says, we will all become (like milk) thermized, sterilized, pasteurized, and homogenized. We should all just "be nice and get along." We (the Christian) "must" become "tolerant"...."like minded"......(lower our standards)...."be excepting" ......because obviously it is a hate crime to think or speak one's beliefs if they are based on that outdated book we call the Bible.

.....okay, I think I am getting a bit off course here.....

But my point being, the world (the enemy) is trying to remold and reshape you and I. He is chipping away at our created (by God) image, trying to reform us to look like everyone else.

And this chipping and molding is hurting us. And one might say, the more we resist, the more it is going to hurt.......until Abba delivers us.

However (thank God) we have this scripture in our quiver, "Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you." (James 4:7).

As for me, I think I have the resisting part down....unfortunately, the "submitting" part is a little more difficult for this "stone." I definitely I do not want the enemy trying to remold me into a brick, as his followers. But the question is, why is it difficult for me to submit to my Heavenly Father?
Why do I resist HIS guidance (teachings, commandments, boundaries), when HE only desires my good?

It would seem, I am attempting to do things my own way and that isn't working out to well.

I believe (for me, at least) I need to fast......a serious fast. Meaning, not 12 hours, 18 hours, a day, rather I need to hear from Adonai as to how and what HE wants.

"Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river of Ahava, that we might afflict ourselves before our God, to seek of him a right way for us, and for our little ones, and for all our substance."
Ezra 8:21

So, that is where I am. I will be seeking HIM as to how to go about fasting, praying, achieve the end result that will be pleasing to HIM. We (I) have to break this evil oppression that is hovering just above our lives.

I believe we are at this "Daniel moment" when we have to purpose in our hearts as Daniel did, that we will not defile ourselves with whatever the enemy uses to temp us (and may God grant us the wisdom to recognize that weapon when it comes). I believe like in Daniel 10....God is answering, but the war in the heavenlies is so great, our answers are having difficulty breaking is a spiritual battle. And rather than continuing to seek HIS Face, HIS answers, we grow weary, therefore surrendering more ground to the enemy! We need to "take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand." Eph. 6:13

Daniel said.....

"Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his: And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding: He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him. I thank thee, and praise thee, O thou God of my fathers, who hast given me wisdom and might, and hast made known unto me now what we desired of thee:"

So this is were I am....seeking that God would grant that wisdom and might to each of us.

I do not know where this is leading. However, after much prayer, I believe this is the right track for me to be on.
Does this make sense to anybody?

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Something to Share (Show & Tell)

Our granddaughter sent me these in an email.  

She just turned ten.

(She understands the computer better than I do.)

Aren't these awesome?!

Such talent.

See the old woman on the right?
I love the detail of her hands.


I love them all, but the hummingbirds....WOW!

There is more....

Cool, huh?

Just wanted to share these with you!


Parsley at Seasons of My Mind 
is hosting a
Beth Moore giveaway.

Hurry, go see for yourself!


The Simple Woman’s Daybook ~ May 17th & "Stuff"

I am glad you had a few minutes to drop by.  It is always good to *see* you! However, I should warn you, it has been an unusual evening. 
Maybe I should back up…..yesterday, Monday, was an awesome day….gorgeous, I felt good, the kids were…well, kids. 

But this evening, I seem to keep running into news that isn’t good….friends with health issues, families that are hurting, and those
in need.
These are trying times for many.
My heart is heavy.
I want to help.
I’m afraid my Daybook post reflects this, my mood.  
 But I know the ONE who wrote the book, the One who designed all things.  While my heart is heavy, I am secure in HIS Word. He said, He would never leave or forsake us ~ I know this is true.  In HIM there is hope,
always ~ HOPE.

The Simple Woman’s Daybook

Outside my window...  it is night, clear as crystal (as they say) with a beautiful, bright, full moon.  I would love to go down to the river tonight, just to sit and watch the moon’s reflection dance on the water.

I am thinking...  ~ there is a lot of sickness and sadness in our fallen world.

 I am thankful for...  ~ HIM who first loved me.

I am wearing...  ~ old, comfortable clothes….barefoot
always, barefoot.

I am remembering...  ~ happy times
Trying to remember… ~ when life became complicated

I am praying … ~ for many special people and friends.
(see the sidebar for a partial list)

I am going...  ~ to try to be more diligent in my prayer time.

I am currently reading...  ~ my Bible, online and a devotional I rec’d from a friend, who was kind enough to share

I am hoping...  ~ I can do more to help others.

On my mind...  ~ those that are hurting

Noticing that...   ~ I seemed to have gotten sidetracked on my cleaning….again.

Pondering these words…

“The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.”  I love this scripture.  It’s Zephaniah 3:17
Isn’t it beautiful?!

From the kitchen...  ~ Tuesday evening:  meatloaf, fresh baked bread

Around the house...  ~ I need to de-clutter, simplify

One of my favorite things… ~ the smell of fresh baked bread

A picture to share… ~

Quote of the Week… ~
 “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”  Laurie
(This is from last week, but it really fits my mood this evening.)

Be sure and visit The Simple Woman’s Daybook for more daybook entries.

May your spring be filled with the gift of new life, sweet smells and sunny days.

 May God be gracious to you and bless you; may He make His countenance shine upon you forever; that Your way be known on earth, Your salvation among all nations.

Hey, just so you know I'm not totally depressed, here is another that will make you smile.
Blessings and happy trails,

Monday, May 16, 2011

It's a great day!

This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

~ Psalm 118:24 ~

It is a beautiful day here in Oklahoma!  We lots of sunshine and it is an awesome 73 degrees!

~ P.E.R.F.E.C.T. ~

 Even the butterflies are enjoying the beautiful

(not my photo)

Even the wild roses are blooming!  I think they are so lovely.

The kids are in the pool....again (that will last about 40 minutes) and dh is building fence.

For now, I am inside working on:

~ Ah, the good old days! ~ smile


But, the reason for the picture (above) is to tell you,
a good friend of ours, brought me an old
Maytag.....the old wringer type!

I am so excited!  That is what I learned to do laundry on (a 100 or so years ago).

Now, I have needed some parts.  We are  planning on making one complete, functional washer

to put in the new milk barn we are planning to build.
The other one (which will mostly be the "hull") will be used as a planter in front of the 
milk barn!

I can't wait....but I will!

Hope you are enjoying you day!


Sunday, May 15, 2011

Prayers for Ellianna and Odds & Ends

Please continue to pray for little Ellianna.

The following update was copied from Linda at Prairie Flower Farm:

Little Ellianna will be having surgery again. here is a note from her Momma.

  Tuesday was her check up with the neurosurgeon, and as we suspected, the pressure inside her head has been increasing again.  Her temporary shunt is done being useful, but her brain has not been able to take over the job on its own.  We hoped this would not be the case, but always knew it was a possibility.  Her doctor has lots of experience with this and is very compassionate and skilled in his care of her.  We will be going back on Monday to have an ultrasound to see exactly how much fluid has collected in her brain, and then surgery will be scheduled for sometime within the week.  She seems pretty uncomfortable the last few days, which is probably from a pretty bad headache.  We are doing our best to snuggle her and love on her and make her as comfortable as possible.  Our church was very gracious in helping us arrange to have her dedicated before her surgery, so we will get to do that this Sunday, which is actually her due date:)  We will update all of you as surgery plans fall into place, and hope you will be praying even these days before.

Love to all,

Please lift this precious little one to the LORD.

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I have been visiting different blogs today; however, blogspot isn't letting me post comments on some of the blogs.  The last time this happened, I was using Internet Explorer.  Some of my blogging buddies suggested I try Firefox.  I did and all was well.

This time, I have tried updating, switching back to IE, and a number of other things.  I do not know if it is me, or something to do with the recent problems blogspot has been experiencing.  Just want you to know, I am not ignoring you!  I appreciate each of you very much.  And I don't take your friendship for granted.

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The days have been unseasonably cool.  It was 52 when I got up yesterday morning!

Most of the grandkids have been here off and on for the last four days.
The pool has been cleaned and readied for the summer.

Don't you love this!  The monarch is real.  I don't know why there is a white line that surrounds it, unless it was because the sun was so bright and the monarch wasn't co-operating....bashful about posing for the camera, I suspect.

Anyway, there has been a constant battle - me vs. them.

(This picture is from last year.)
It goes something like this....
Can we go swimming?...
No, it's too cold.
No, it's not.
Yes, it is.  It's only 61 degrees outside.  That's just 29 degrees above freezing!

But, pleeeeze, if it warms up a little?

Two hours later.  Same conversation.

Go...just go!

Twenty minutes later...

Mammaw, I'm cold.  Would you make hot chocolate?

Yesterday, we had eleven "sweet things" here, plus two of the neighbors...
who are also sweet.

I love summer!

Tomorrow,  requires another trip to the grocery store.  Then Gabby and I are going to make blackberry jelly.
I had to make some room in the big freezer, so that mean rendering what was left of the blackberries into juice for jelly.

Come join us!  We'll have purple hands, happy hearts, and lots of biscuits and blackberry jelly to share.


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

God's Love and Sand Burrs

The following post was originally written in November 2010, as part of the Thirty Days of Gratitude Challenge.  I hope when you read it, you will be reminded of how much you are loved.

First, I want say hi and welcome to my new friends!  I love that you are here....although, I'm a little amazed, too!  Thank you for following me.  I'll try to come by and visit before long.  Feel free to leave me a comment as a reminder. ;)


Be sure and visit Lynnette and find more Blog and Share Link Ups! 

I had the most awesome experience yesterday. It was overwhelming and almost too difficult to explain. But I’ll try…..

I have been dieting and because of today’s elections, I had decided to go ahead and fast. I was about 16 hours into my fast, when I had to run errands….which isn’t my cuppatea, at all, especially when I am wanting to stay home, mediate, and pray for our country. So, I decided to take the back roads into town (the scenic route as "honey hunk" calls it) and just savor some alone time.

Let me say, for November 1st, yesterday was beautiful….lots of sunshine, high 60’s to low 70’s. How can you not be in a good mood, when you start November with such a great day weather-wise?

I was thinking of the Thirty Days of Gratitude and just enjoying the solitude (which I don’t get much of) when I started noticing the wild flowers still blooming. The colors ~ purples, oranges, and yellows were brilliant! And all at once, I felt like our Heavenly Father had given me the most gorgeous bouquet! For me?!!!!

I was basking in this little (though not little to me) piece of God’s wonderful GRACE, when I realized how quickly our world could change. Then I came to the realization (within a split second) regardless of the elections, regardless of what man does, God’s WILL, will be DONE! And immediately, such reassuring JOY flooded my soul! And as this feeling washed over me, I was looking across someone’s pasture…at the trees, the colors, the wild flowers, the brilliant sky….just taking it all in with each breath. And I thought, Father, this is so amazing, how can whatever comes next be better?

And in a still small voice,  
God the Father ~ Creator of the Universe,  
whispered, “No stickers.”

You see, the night before, in the middle of the night I got up to get a glass of water. On the way to the kitchen, I had stepped on a sticker, a little sand burr, one of the boys or dh had tracked in from the pasture. I hadn’t told anyone, because by morning I had forgotten. I hadn’t thought about it at all. But HE who knows all things, remembered….

So, this morning, I am Thankful for NO STICKERS! I am overflowing with Gratitude, that God’s LOVE is so Precious toward us!

Alfalfa photo by Karen

May all your sand burrs be changed to wildflowers and all your sorrows changed to joy!


Please join me in praying for rain for Kansas, western Oklahoma and west Texas.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Simple Woman’s Daybook ~ May 10th

Welcome to my new friends.  I love that you are here!  I hope to have time to visit everyone before long.

Outside my window...  it just stopped raining, so it is still cloudy.  The air smells so clean.  I love it.

I am thinking...  ~ that good things can come in BIG packages, too.

 I am thankful for...  ~ my family

I am wearing...  ~ old, wet clothes.  I was cleaning out the freezer that is in the shop when the rain started.  On the way back to the house, honey hunk wanted to know if I wanted him to bring me a bar of soap.

I am remembering...  ~ happy times

I am praying … ~ a couple of special friends

I am going...  ~ to love school being out!

I am currently reading...  ~ I haven’t been reading much the last few days, except online.

I am hoping...  ~ for a productive summer

Noticing that...   ~ I seemed to have gotten sidetracked on my cleaning….again.

Pondering these words… “Live simply, that others might simply live.”

From the kitchen...  ~ blackberry  jelly

Around the house...  ~ it looks like we have been blessed a bit too much.

One of my favorite things… ~ a hot cup of coffee and visiting with honey-hunk.

From the Learning Room… ~ We made soap!  And the boys are learning Auto CAD  (without much help from me)

A picture to share… ~

Quote of the Week… ~

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”  Laurie

Be sure and visit The Simple Woman’s Daybook for more daybook entries.

May your spring be filled with the gift of new life, sweet smells and sunny days.

 May God be gracious to you and bless you; may He make His countenance shine upon you forever; that Your way be known on earth, Your salvation among all nations.


Monday, May 2, 2011

Meet Me on Monday


1.  What is your favorite kind of muffin?


2.  What was the first car you ever owned?

 The first car I ever owned was a 1959 Plymouth.  It had been "retired" from the cab company my family owned and I had strict orders not to drive it out of the city limits, because Daddy didn't want to have to pay to have it towed home.
It was a standard (shift) and every time I shifted into second gear, the gears would hang.  I'd have to get out and un-hang the gears!  My friends and I had more fun than you can imagine in that old car!
And it was MELON colored with a white top!

3.  Which TV Show were you sad to see end?

 We don't watch TV (anymore), so it is really difficult to remember back to a show I was sad to see end.
Many of the old shows, we have on DVD and some like the Waltons and Little House on the Prairie
have been enjoyed by 4 generations!
I guess I was most upset when The Carol Burnett Show 

4.  What is your lucky number?

 All of them!

5.  Pretzels or Potato Chips?

I like both, but I'm going to have to go with Pretzels!

Be sure and go by Java's blog, Never Growing Old, and checkout the other Meet Me on Monday bloggers!


Have a great week!


A New Week and A New Site

Wanted to let you know about this sweet site I found that is also hosting a giveaway.

Aren't these precious?!  I love them!

You can find them at 

Sweet Home Stitchery's owner is Dani, who is in the process of reorganizing and remodeling the blog....although, it looks pretty good to me the way it is!
However, she is going to be listing some great finds, I think you will enjoy seeing (maybe even purchasing).  Be sure and stop by!

Here at home, we are just now putting this stomach flu bug behind us!  I think nearly everyone I know (in this part of the country), has had their turn with this bug!
The sweet baby goats are growing and we have now taken all of them off the bottle.  (I still have pictures to post, but I'm still looking for my cord to link to the computer).  They are so cute.  Thanks to the grandkids, they all have names, however I'm still learning who they have christened what ~ I have a few straight, but not all.
We woke up to 52 degrees this morning.  They say tomorrow morning will be even cooler, in the 40's!  What happened to MAY?
Hasn't the weather been extremely strange this year?
  We have a new pup.  He's a Red Healer who goes by the name of Dusty.  He's another stray, but I think he's going to be a good farm dog.  I still wish people would stop "gifting" us with so many dogs and cats.   I just can't bring myself to taking them into the animal shelter.  You wouldn't believe our (animal) feed bill.
But God provides! 

May each of you have a blessed week, filled with the goodness of God!