Woke up early this morning.......sweet man and I worked in the garden for about an hour.....pulling weeds and laying some more straw down to keep the water from evaporating. We watered last night as we sat watching family shoot of fireworks. It was so nice out early......look who I found.....sweet kitty under where we watered.
Went to open the Milk House to help keep it cool. The Momma's were sitting and so I fed everyone and gave fresh water to the Momma's, little chicks and teenage chickens........then it was time to go and start watering the tomatoes on the north side of the house. Came back in to wait for 30 minutes, before I moved the hoses again.
Went back out and noticed a huge St. Bernard in my yard. I ran back into house to get the camera this was our neighbors dog who had said it couldn't have been their dog one other time. I was going to have proof. I ran down to the Milk House again. It was a wreak. The cages were sideways......it was horrible. Dead chickens......ended up being 2 of the Momma's that were sitting and some teenage chickens. I was a mess! I kept thinking God help my heart to not get bitter. I could so easily!!!!!! I am human and have a flesh that could just take off! My sweet man called the family. Their dogs have stayed away for a year, but they had to know. The neighbor came over and was so sorry. Course I was bawling and he probably thought I was an idiot. I had asked my sweet man if it was okay to talk to the guy. Not that I needed permission, I just wanted to know if I was acting okay. I told the man that we have tried so hard to be understanding over the years, we had been told to shoot their dogs, that didn't seem right, to sue them......how could I even be a witness to their family, if we did that. We have entrusted ourselves to the Lord. He won't disappoint......man will! I couldn't believe it, but I asked if he would repay for what was lost..........eeeekkkk brave woman! He said, that he trusted us and to let him know what the amount was. PRAISE GOD! I won't have my chickens back, but maybe this man will know that we are different. I had just read this morning.......You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and tramples under peoples feet. You are a light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Matt. 5:13-14. We have prayed for this precious family......asking that we could live in a way that would turn their hearts towards God. God can use my lose.
They are sitting again.....oops noticed their picture fell off the wall behind the nester......I will go and hang it again.
Later in the morning we found Momma Red and Little Red who we thought were dead.......we took the two nests of eggs of the Momma's that are gone and shared them with the girls.........we will have babies. I was just about ready to get the incubator out! I love it when the Girlies do it they do so much better.
I had a choice this morning.......to love like Jesus did. Do I do that every time.......absolutely not......this morning I did, thanking Him that satan didn't win!!!!!!! I live on a farm........and life happens.....just shot a skunk the other night. Every situation is different. Today though, a man walked away from our little "city on a hill", now we are asking the Holy Spirit to do what only He can do.......change the heart of man......He took my heart and made it soft......that is not my nature sweet ladies. It is His though......glad I can live in victory when I let Him have control!
Hugs from the farm,