Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Getting ready for the rain...

We're supposed to get a good rain starting today and continuing on until Friday, which means we have been BUSY here!!! We haven't seen much of Peter the last two days, but he did manage to sneak home for a couple hours yesterday to help me sort out the sixty calves we shipped out at 4 o'clock this morning. Glad to have that out of the way! They've been busy getting the haylage in at the home farm and we're happy to report that as of 10:30 last night it's if we can only get the bunker covered before the rain comes...
While Peter was busy at the home farm, we've been hopping around here too. Trying to get the garden weeded (apparently our composted manure was a bad idea - it was like spreading the whole garden full of weed seeds. I spent about 2 and half hours weeding and only got about a quarter done! Note to self - don't use the calf manure for fertilizer!!), the lawn mowed and keeping up with the barn chores. We've got one more small shipment of calves to go out tomorrow and hopefully I can get a bit more of the garden done before the rain comes. With the beautiful weather we've been outside as much as possible and sneaking in some play time along with all the work. By the end of the day we're tired, but happy!
Here's a peak at what we've been up to...

A great breeze yesterday brought out the kite.

A little bit o' badminton.

A lot of this.

Many buckets of water to keep the kids busy while I mow the lawn.

"Is this really okay, Mom?"

When I saw this picture for the first time I immediately thought of
this verse (italics are from the AKV...Angela Koobs Version )

"How beautiful in the wet, muddy sand
are the feet of those who bring good news,
who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings,
who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion,
"Your God reigns!"

Listen! Your watchmen lift up their voices;
together they shout for joy.
When the LORD returns to Zion,
they will see it with their own eyes.

Burst into songs of joy together,
you ruins of Jerusalem,
for the LORD has comforted his people,
he has redeemed Jerusalem.

The LORD will lay bare his holy arm
in the sight of all the nations,
and all the ends of the earth will see
the salvation of our God."

~Isaiah 52:7-10~

When I glimpse those dirty, wet piggy toes I praise God for using our children to bring His message of joy and love. So often, he uses them already to teach me great lessons of unconditional love and grace. And I pray that as they grow, stumbling through adolescence and eventually into adulthood, that they will continue to spread His Word and His love with the eagerness and delight they have now. How beautiful are those feet...


  1. The picture of Levi on the lawnmower reminds me of a cowboy riding a bucking bronco. Oh how much fun this precious little one brings to our lives.

  2. Very beautifully said Angela. It makes my heart sing.

  3. Hope you got that rain. It was a gentle steady drizzle all day in Kingston and the garden was praising the Lord.