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Monday, July 1, 2013

Monday Ramblings...

 This is Armazindy.  She's a sweetie pie.  She's waiting for my other hand to scratch her head and ears and then plant a lil kiss on her pretty head!
 These are Pinky's children!  Haven't they grown??  Already they are right at the front of the cage for attention!  Go ahead and pet one, they love it!
 This calendula was glowing so nicely, it begged for a picture.

 I was noticing ants on the sidewalk and wondered what the flowers looked like if you're an ant......
 Apparently, snapdragons are tall as trees if you're an ant.
 See that little pile of grass?  That's because I never quite get anything COMPLETELY done.  I flit and flitter from one thing to the next and hardly ever sit still......
 What's not to love about living on a farm????  All that WORK, you say?  Have you tried it???  There is nothing in this world as satisfying as working your own piece of ground, watching the things you've planted grow, the babies you helped into the world fulfill their purposes.  The PEACE you find in the quiet of the evening, when the work is done and you wander the trails and see what's still ahead to do.  To give thanks to God for allowing YOU to be the one He entrusted this piece of ground to!  I LOVE THIS FARM!
James 1:17  Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

I love that God is the same forever.  You can't say that about much of anything or anyone else!  He can be trusted!  I like that.
 I was out weeding at 6:30 this morning to beat the heat.  We Washingtonians think it's SWELTERING when it gets over 75 or so and the last couple days have been hitting a little over 90....and the ground is still damp, so it's muggy.  HOT.

I made a nice dent in the weeds!
What's wrong with this picture?  Well, besides the fact that you can still see some weeds, the HEN does NOT belong in my garden!
 I found this in the grass.  It's from a Stellar's Jay.  I saved it and maybe I'll use it in some of my craft work.
 The girls are waiting to be milked.  Again.  They never stay milked......
 Do you know what this is?  It looks like someone decided to pick up all the bark & sticks & tiny pieces of wood in the woodshed and piled them up on top.  Actually, it's a big packrat nest.  I'M not reaching up there to get wood for the woodbox come Fall!
 Remember the new baby boys?  Texas Jack & Old Roy?  Well, Jack was very sick for about a week, but he's bounced back nicely and is growing like a weed now.  Soon we'll dehorn and castrate them both - for their safety and ours!

 These are our hens-to-be.  There are a couple of roosters in there, too.  The tiny one in the left front is named Cruikshank.  Her lower beak is twisted off to one side.  So far, she's small but plucky and manages to still eat & drink well. 
 I found these cuties in the bird house in a maple tree.  It looks like there are 4 of them.  They're tree swallows and keep the insect population down nicely.  Well, their parents do......
This is a promise.   A promise of work ahead to do, picking, canning applesauce & pie filling, cider-making.  A promise of good times around the table later, feasting on hot apple pie & coffee this winter.  Hot mulled cider in the crockpot on Christmas Eve.  A promise that if we work, we eat.  Each one has a promise inside - seeds that promise  to continue the cycle.  Cool.

This was a little walking tour around the place tonight.  After weeding this morning, we headed to town for my mom's chemo treatment and then....horror of horrors.....Walmart for groceries!  Everybody and their brother was there!  Those shelves were getting bare with all the shoppers choosing their 4th of July feast foods!  Lots of busy people and I was glad to get home!  This life is busy and hectic, with times both good & bad, but at the end of these busy days, if we've put our trust in Christ, we'll have the peace of home (heaven) at the end of the day to look forward to.
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."  John 3:16.


  1. I am a witness to Pam not sitting still!!!
    Oh, life on your farm looks like a life saver. It definitely will keep you young.....and home.
    Those little swallows look adorable and I love your sweet and gentle.