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!

Saturday, March 26, 2016

He has risen!

Jesus not only died for me and gave me new life, He is with me all the time. He guides me, directs me, helps me, convicts my heart when I sin, forgives me of my sins, protects me, walks with me, talks with me. I am so thankful for my Father in heaven, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. Because He lives, I live.

If you have never asked Jesus to come into your life, I pray that you will do that today. Just talk to Him. Acknowledge that He is the only begotten son of God and that He has shed His blood for you on the cross for your sins and He rose again. Ask Him to come into your heart and guide you in your life, admit to Him you are a sinner and ask Him to please forgive you. Accept Him into your life and you will be saved!

Happy Easter!

"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession  is made unto salvation." Romans 10:9-10

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Lion's adventure...

 When your grandson comes to visit and...
 ...leaves his favorite "yion" at Grammie's....
...this is what grammie's do.

It was so heartbreaking when I was driving Ridley home from my house to meet mommy and I realized we forgot his lion at my house. I told sweet Ridley the sad news and he burst into tears. I'm not exaggerating, he burst into tears. I felt horrible. I calmed him down by telling him that Lion was going to spend the night at Grammie's and have fun and actually sleep in Grammie's bed and Grammie would send a picture. So that is what I did. I texted a picture to Mommy and she showed it to Ridley and this made him smile. Mr. Yion really did sleep in my bed too. Ridley and Yion were reunited in two days and all was well with the world.

"The righteous are bold as a lion." Proverbs 28:18

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Our cows have come home!

Here they come!
 Our cows are here!
 Hi you two! Don't be scared, you will be in your new home soon!
Our neighbor Teresa (whom we got them from) loaded our twin boys up in her trailer and drove them across the street to us. We were surprised at how quickly they excited the trailer at our house.
 I thought they might be scared and not want to come out of the trailer, but nope, they just jumped right out.
 They promptly went out into the middle of our field and started grazing! We were so amazed and so happy that they seemed to feel right at home here!
They were a bit timid and found comfort down by our antique tractor. They can see their old field with all their old cow friends across the street, which is probably comforting to them.
 Aren't they handsome!
They look good in front of our house!
 It's amazing to me how tame and sweet they are.  I offered them some hay and...
 ...they came right too me!
I can't believe I'm feeding my own cows in my own front yard!
This is awesome!
They are truly gentle giants!
They are so beautiful.
 Now when I walk by the front window and look out, I see my beautiful cows!
 Now when I open the front door I see my beautiful cows!
 Now when we come home from church...
.....we see two beautiful cows in our front field!
We both are so excited to have cows and to observe them every day. It is a little disheartening to know the real reason we have them. I am worried I'm going to fall in love with them and come butchering season next fall I won't want it to happen, but this is part of life and I do feel really good that while they are alive they are living a very happy life.
We are now officially real ranchers!
Oh you beautiful babies!

"And God made the beast of the earth after its kind and cattle after its kind and every thing that moves upon the earth after its kind; and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:25

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

We are close to becoming real ranchers!

We moved to our little farm about 2-1/2 years ago and our dream was to some day have cows out in this 1 acre field that is in front of our property. We had so many other projects to do, so this was put on hold. Slowly we got the major projects done, so my hubby started taking the steps to prepare us for our cows.
The first thing he did was to replace the whole front section of fencing as there were many broken and loose boards.
This was a very big project that he did at the end of last summer.
One evening Eric was showing me the work he had accomplished on the fence project and I snapped this cute picture of him giving Blondie a drink from the hose. It's just such a cute picture, I had to post it. :)
He finally got the fence completed. The whole thing really needs to be replaced as it is in disrepair, but he is going to fix them one section at a time.
The next thing he did was fence off the southwest corner of our property. This stake is the property line where the fence will start.
He put three big railroad in for the fence corner.
Ridley and I walked out there to check it out. Isn't he so dang cute! Our property goes all the way down through the pond to the road.
The next step was to make more corner posts.
My husband is such a hard worker!
After he placed the main posts, he hung the gates. He was so smart and salvaged all the old gates that we found on our property. We didn't have to buy any!
He does such great work!
Next he put in the smaller fence posts between the large posts and attached goat fencing with a hot wire.
I'm amazed at how my city boy has turned into a real rancher!
He has learned so much about fencing, barns, animals, using a tractor, etc. and he loves it!
It turned out so nice!
We met our neighbor across the street who owns this big lush field full of healthy gorgeous cows. Her name is Teresa and she actually grew up in our house and her father built it! We were so excited to learn this news and she said she has the original plans for our house and some old photos, which she is going to bring to us! I would love to see pictures of the original kitchen! We invited her over to see the inside of the house and she really enjoyed that. She said the inside has changed quite a bit.

At one time her father had 200 acres and slowly divided it and sold it. She was given 80 acres across the street from us where she raises cattle and horses. She has a beautiful barn, but there's no house there yet. She lives in town and drives out every day to work the property. When her husband retires they are gong to build, which we are really excited about.
Anyway, we started talking with her and my hubby and her struck up a bartering deal. She said she would give us two of her yearlings in trade for Eric cutting down trees on her property.
My husband is such a hard working fair man and he gave her her money's worth! Here he is working the burn pile. He left her place in such great shape. We are so close to making the big trade, we have a few things to finish up at our place and then we get to pick out our two cows.
Meanwhile, he added hot wire to the fencing in our front field.
It's solar powered!
There was gravel here once and he removed it with the tractor, laid down grass seed and covered it with hay.
We got a big water trough....
...and a salt lick. I do believe we are good to go! Let's do this!
We walked over to her house one evening last week and....
...walked out into the field where....
...she called the cows and they all came running over to the fence. Aren't they all so cute! They lined up perfectly for us to take our pick. We decided on the twin boys, the two on the end on the left side. Their names are Jasper and Two-ey (he was born second, thus the name).
The big move is in a few days and we were so excited! Now when I look out the front door, I won't see an empty field anymore, I will see two beautiful cows!

"He causes the grass to grow for the cattle, and vegetation for the labor of man, so that he may bring forth food from the earth." Psalm 104:14
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