Mar 23, 2010

2 Chronicles 7:14

2 Chronicles 7:14
14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

So you might find this verse a bit harsh or stange for a blog.  But, I have been doing a daily bible study called one-2-one.  It is a study for new christians and although I have been saved by God's amazing grace since I was 12 years old, i have found much renewal in this study.  My husband and I teach the youth at our church on wednesday nights and they are in high school or college.  This study has opened my eyes to those things that are so important to a new christian and should not be forgotten by the gray heads as well. 

For me personnally, this week has been about full submission and nothing less. Often times I think we forget that we are not the one's incontrol and when we try to be, we sin against our lordship, Jesus Christ.  After all he didn't die for a certian selcet part of us it was for the whole kit and kaboodoole.  I often think that I can do it all, and do it well.  The Lord many times has had to remind me, in a not so sudtle way, " Hey, I am the one in charge here!"  This concept is often hard for all of us to remember and for allof us to allow to happen in our individual lives.  I am making it a point to do this each day.  To just stop and reflect on the verse above. It says my people, who are called by my name = me , I am a child of the King and am so called his child.  Therefore I must, humble myself = I am not in charge, seek his face = study to find God's will for my life and his hand in all that is around me throughout my day, and turn from my wicked ways.  Now you maybe thinking "wicked ways", what have i done that is so wicked.  I too was wondering the same thing when God showed me, yes he did. I am not doing what he would have me to do when I take control of things in my life, I should be letting him guide me in all things.   Reading through the bible I understand how important it is to be a servant in all that I do, not just the areas that are fun for me to serve in, I must serve even when it is uncomfortable, hard, hot, cold, confusing, and awkward.  Not just on sundays or wednesdays, not just at home or in front of my students but, all day everyday.  So I hope that each of you find that place of service and the blessings that God has promised for those who are called by his name.

On a lighter note, I have included a photo of a fungi that one of my students took.  We are having a hard time identifiying.  If you have any idea what it is will you please leave me a comment.  Thanks for your help and enjoy your day!

Mar 19, 2010

I just couldn't stand it any longer!!!! They are just so darn cute!!!!!

Here they are:
So, a trip to Tractor Supply and I couldn't even help myself..........
I am now the proud owner of 13 little chicks...
3 white leghorn Pullets, 6 Buff Orphington Pullets, and 4 I do not know whats, but they all match!
So if you can identify them I would love to know what they are!  I know they are bantam somethings and a surprise is always nice!
Here are some pictures of the lambs.  They are really growing!
I tought once not inculde these really blurry pics, but, this is how they are.  One big blur most of the time.  Hardly ever standing still for anything.
Except to eat! LOL!
And, to look and see what I am doing! 
So leave me a message and help me figure out what these little chickens are!  I am so excited!

Mar 8, 2010

The day the Pygmy's took over the Farm!!!!

So, one week ago I took a huge leap and jumped into the world of the pygmys.  Goats that is!  You see I had a gentleman and his son who came and bought all of my hair sheep ewes for an FFA project.  While they were visiting with us he proceeded to tell me that if I got myself some small goats they would take care of the sage grass issues we have on the new property.  It is just covered in sage!, which is not good for hay fields.  As we have been planning to make this property work for us this was a natural and organic means of riding ourselfs of the sage.  Much cheaper too!  We would not need to spend as much money on gas and diesel and we will be feeding the goats at the same time.  So thus began my search for some small goats.  (I know your thinking just put the nubians out there Amy and let them work.  But you see, they are my babies and so particular, and I just can't if i want to milk them.) 

I ran across a good deal on these little gals.  All of whom are breed may I add and I did not pay a penny extra!
So meet the pygmys! 
 Starting from the left hand side and moving across we have:  Talula, and Celeste, and Scarlet.  These are full grown, full blooded pygmys.  Be hind them is Lula and Trula, named after my great-aunts.(They are the light tan ones, these are twin doelings who came with their mother who is not pictures and named Judith.)  They are 3/4 pygmy and 1/4 nigerian dwarf.  And then there is Helen , the black and white fancy goat.  I am not sure what she is but she is a looker.  Very striking.  She has twins already as well.
This is Emily holdong twin one who looks just like his mother although you can't tell cause eventhough it is 60 degrees outside Emily is still wearing her furry winter hat.  His name is Marshell.

His twin Tanya!
All of these goats were named by Emily.  Don't ask because I do not know the method behind her madness.  We also have two other girls who are bred and will be joining this gang, there names are silver, she is a nigerian and Naomi, who si an alpine/nigherian cross.  They both are in solitary confinment as they are close to delivering and are as mean as you can get until their babies get her and then they nicen up quite abit.  So lots of fun going on in the barn yard and on the new property. 
No other babies yet!  And we will see where this leads me!  I love your comments so drop a line.