This blog is simply the story about my little life
with my sweet family that the Lord has blessed me with
and the day in, day out things that we do.
It basically is my online diary/photo album of our life.
I'm glad you're here!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Our seasonal creek is running!!!

 Our seasonal creek is running!
Saturday night we had a huge rain storm in our county. It rained hard for hours and we got over 2 inches. Sunday morning I went out to check on the goats and as I walked by the creek-bed I noticed it was still as dry as it had been all summer.
 The rains kept coming all morning yesterday and later that afternoon (about five hours later), my husband called to me that the creek was running!
 I ran out there to see it and could not believe my eyes! It was so exciting to see the water rushing through our property! It's amazing to me that just a few hours before it was dry and now we have a creek! It sure would have been a site to see the first waters run through here.
It's a small creek, basically a ditch, but it's still a running creek through our property and I LOVE it! It sounds so beautiful too!
I'm so looking forward to someday having all my grandchildren out here with rubber-boots on playing with boats made of foil! I'm so thankful that God gave us property with a running creek!!!

Spring up oh well, within my soul,

Spring up oh well, and make me whole,
Spring up oh well, and give to me,
That life, abundantly.
~old hymn

"He who believes in Me, as the scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart shall flow rivers of living water.’” John 7:38

Hugs, Sharon

Friday, September 27, 2013

Little sister goat!!!!

 We couldn't stand it....we had to go back and get our mama goat's other twin baby. We just felt like our mama goat, Nellie, was just too sad and upset and seemed to keep looking for her baby.
 This past Sunday morning we called the goat farm and begged them to sell us the little girl and they said they would. So, we stopped in there after church and picked her up! I held her in the front seat of the car. She was really sweet and loving and very calm during the car ride. When we got back home my husband drove the car out to the barn where the goats were. I had my window down and started calling the names of Nellie and Duncan. They both came up to the fence to see what was going on and as soon as Nellie called out to us, the baby girl let out the sweetest little, "bahahahaaa"
 Eric carried the baby girl up to the fence and Nellie recognized her!
 As soon as we opened the gate they all seemed so excited to see each other!
The baby went right up to her mama and tried to nurse, but......
 ...sadly, it was not all rosy though. Nellie butted her away and Duncan acted jealous. My heart sank, "What have we done? Maybe too much time has gone by and Mama is going to reject her baby girl." I was so sad, and I prayed that she would accept her. My husband assured me that she would and we just let them be alone for awhile.
 Thankfully, throughout the afternoon, we noticed that Nellie was showing her more affection and by evening Nellie allowed the baby girl to nurse. I was so happy!
 Aren't they cute! The baby girl looks so much like her mama with the same spotted ears.
 The twins are reunited!
 We decided to name her Daisy!
 They are a happy family again!
 Since we got Daisy, Nellie does not seem as skittish and nervous and they all have been venturing out further on the property to eat. This is such a good thing!
 They are always out together! We have noticed that Daisy is much more brave than her brother and she will get 20 or 30 feet away from her mama when they are grazing!
 They are all so cute!
 They happily frolic through our property!
 Nellie, Duncan and Daisy are all being very curious!
I'm so thankful that we were able to get the little sister goat. Now we have a complete little family again!

"Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don't be afraid; you are worth more than the many sparrows." Luke 12:6-7

Hugs, Sharon

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Eight months along.....

My son and his wife are eight months along now! The baby is getting so big and Brittany looks radiant!  You can see the love my son has for his wife and baby through this photo he took of them. Mackenzie and Brittany have everything ready and are just waiting now for their little baby boy to arrive! Brittany has had a blessed pregnancy and the baby is doing very well! We are all so thankful and so excited for this new little life!

God is amazing!

"And He will love you and bless you and multiply you; He will also bless the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your land, your grain and your new wine and your oil, the increase of your cattle and the offspring of your flock, in the land of which He swore to your fathers to give you." Deuteronomy 7:13

Hugs, Sharon

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Meet our new goats!!!!

Meet our new goats! We bought the goats from a man we met when he bought our firewood off of Craig's List. My husband, Eric, and the man started talking and Eric learned that the man had a goat farm. They made a deal and we bought a mama goat and her little boy. I went over to their farm and checked them out before we bought them. Here's mama...
...and here's baby. Aren't they wonderful! We felt bad though because the mama actually had twins (a boy and a girl) and the people only wanted to sell the mama and the little boy. We felt sad that we had to separate them and leave the little girl behind. :(
The man brought them over and we took them back to the little barn.
Eric carried the little one.
Here's your new home! We hope you like it here!
Hi sweetie!
They are so cute!
They seem to like their new pen! It's four times as big as their old one!
We feel bad that the mama keeps looking for her other baby. We are going to call and see if we can buy the little girl too.
We love taking care of them!
Hi guys!
How about a fresh apple?
Me and my goats!!!
It took me awhile to find names for them.
For the first day I called them mama and baby.
Look at those ears!
This is the first moment that Blondie saw the goats.
It did not go so well. They were both very scared of each other and Blondie ended up barking at the goat. She was already nervous of this new place, so this made her more anxious. We will keep working at their friendship.
What made me laugh was the baby stood like this the whole time Blondie was there. He was as still as a statue, did not move one hair.  It was sad that he was scared, but it was so cute too.
The next introduction was the kitty. This also did not go so well. I was holding MacGyver and you can see the mama peeking over the top of the barn. As soon as the cat saw the goat, he hissed and jumped out of my arms and bolted, scratching my stomach as he escaped. :(
But....within minutes he was back to see what these new creatures were.
The next night Eric and I went out to feed them and we decided to open the gate. Mama came venturing out.
She ran right up to Eric and walked along side of him. I thought it was so cute. The baby stayed in the barn until mama told her it was safe and okay.
They explored their new home a little.
Good morning again my new little goats.
Another chance for the old animals to welcome the new animals. I think it is so darn cute how Blondie and MacGyver are nervous, but they are also curious and they are friendly animals. I'm hoping that one day they will all be friends!
I took my cup of coffee out to the field and watched over them as they got used to their new home.
I have decided to name the mama, Nellie, and the baby, Duncan.
Duncan is so soft!
Yeah! They are venturing out a bit further!
We want them to graze all through this fenced in area and eat down the overgrown brush, especially the blackberries! They have a very big job ahead of them!
It's sad though because we think they were just kept in such a small area that they are scared of all of this openness. We are so glad to be able to give them a good home!
Look at that face!
My new babies!
Hayden giving them apples.
I cannot tell you how rewarding it is to take care of them.
Eric and I both are enjoying this so much!
I love tugging on my rubber boots and heading out to the barn to see them.
It warms my heart when Nellie runs to me. She's so cute when she runs, her ears wave in the wind!
Oh how I love my new goats! Oh how I love being a country girl!

"Oh give thanks unto the Lord, call upon His name, make known His deeds among the people." Psalm 105:1

Hugs, Sharon
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