A Bundle of LOVE!
Hello, Sweetie Ladies,
First off thank you for all the sweetness sent Taylors way!! She says, THANK YOU!
You truly blessed her and that makes this Momma happy!
Also, thank you for all the prayers on Grandpa's Truck. The Lord used you to bless us! Thank you so much! You are all so precious in His sight!
I know that I am a rich Momma and Grammie. Oh, I don't mean money. Some things in life you couldn't give enough money for. On sat. Mr. Puddle Duck's last egg hatched. I was gone at the sale, but when I came home she had hatched TEN BABY DUCKS, for me and you!
I was so happy, all but one hatched. There off away from her nest was a lone egg. When I went to get it, it was not a good egg. Isn't she so smart to have moved it from the nest and that she would have know to do that. If you live on a farm you will see how the Lord puts into each mother animal or bird the protection the parent will give to their young. It is truly amazing and for me to see that, I love my God even more. Mrs. Puddle Duck is surrounded by a safe place for her new babies. Mr. Phil and I used some straw bales and cow panels along the top, so everyone could still see the little ones growing. I will tell you that if you tried to get one of those babies from her now, she would tear your arm off. She is a mean Momma now and that is a good thing.
I just sit and watch and look with amazement of the care the Lord has for all that He has created. He has given us everything we need. Just as I care for this momma duck, how much more does He care for US! I would do everything in my power to protect my children and grandchildren. I wouldn't want anything to hurt them somehow with the planning from the Lord she is the same way. It is beautiful to watch. No matter how old I will get I will never tire to such goodness from the Lord.
Sometimes you will come up on the nest and there will be a little one basking in the sun! They don't look alive the way they are all sprawled out on the ground, but they are fine. Baby chicks do the same thing with their little legs all out. He just likes the" toastiness" ( I know that is not a word, but I like the sound of it) of the sun.
We had to put a rock into the granite bowl so they could hop out, because they are so tiny. Precious to watch. In the background the Poppa Duck was making a little bit of noise. He really doesn't like not having Mrs. Puddle Duck close to his side. He spends a lot of time by the outside of the enclosure. We are not sure what he would do about the babies. Never had this experience before.
Just as the Momma Duck has a place of refuge the same goes here on the farm for our grandkids. We have tried to provided an atmosphere for their parents and now them to learn, glean and savor farm life at it's best. God has provided us with a farm that has been loved and worked for five generations counting Mr. Phil and I. Six, if you count our kids and now Seven if you count our grandkids. They are working right along side us to make Grandpa Jack and Grandma Jo proud that all that they taught us is being handed down to the next generations. They taught what it was to work hard, to do a job to your best ability and look back and be pleased with what you have done. I would take that a step further, that we have only one to please and that is Jesus Christ alone. He is watching and He is the only one that really matters and if we do it for Him, He gets the Glory!
One day the 3 of our grandsons set out with their BB-guns, into what we would call our Kansas forests! Smile!
They called me outside................ a few hours later. I was going to be blessed at what they had done!
down the lane............
that pasts the.......
past the metal pile
(it has been there piling up for over 100 years).
two old metal ironing boards,
(hey, I never have seen these before)
We came to the cleared Refuge!
The had made a sign that said, Created by, Ian, Ethan and Camden!
Hmmm created by!
When I have my grand babies put into my arms for the very first time, I whisper into their ear,
God created the heavens and the earth, Genesis ! 1:1
I want them to KNOW, that the earth just didn't poof! It was created, just like this
place of refuge! It was created by some one, them!!!!!
They had found junk from the metal pile and decorated their fort. It was amazing. All the detail and work they had gone to, to make it their place.
I oooooed and awwwwwed.
They took me to each of their cleared out spaces,
that was called "their own".
Ian came back to the farm a few days later. He found Grandma Jo and Grandpa Jacks beat up mail box. We couldn't take it down from the end of the lane, because, well no reason I guess, sentimental? A cement truck did it for us. He creamed it out, so to speak. The company bought us a new one. Not as cool as Grandpa and Grandma's, but nice. Anyway Ian asked if they could use it. His Momma said, that it would be nice when the boys came out separately that they could leave notes. I am "thinkin" so will I, plus little treats!
Boy will I have fun with this mailbox, so will they.
Ian put his first note in for them to find.
Dear Cam, Ethan and Chan,
Did you see the mailbox on the tree branch?
I found it by the west oil tank. Today I found three
more chains, and nails. I have done other things too.
A place of REFUGE.....
and a time to grow..........
in all the Lord has given you.
"I will love you as high as the sky"!
Have a nice day sweet Ladies, I would love to here about the memories you are making with your precious children and grandchildren! ............Or just how your day is going!
Have a great day today!!!!!
If you see a picture you see, you may use. Just please put somewhere that it
is from Prairie Flower Farm, thanks bunches!
One more thing, this comment was left on my blog, lets keep her in our prayers!
Our God is an awesome God! Wow, what an amazing day He gave you in so many ways. Loved the little puppy too. Can I ask for a personal prayer from y'all? Tomorrow I have jury duty which isn't a big deal, but the day after I have a dr appointment for my cancer check and I really want to be able to make it. I know God is in control and already has all the details of jury duty and doctors worked out, but I thought I'd step out in faith and ask. If God can give you Grandpa's truck back surely He can give me a one day jury service. If He doesn't that's okay too.Thank you so much. Rejoicing with you,
You are being takin to the Throne Room OF GOD,
Also, a praise from Michle. Remember her son Jason? We are praying for him because he has
cancer? Well she wrote us yesterday and said,
Jason is hanging in there, one of the tumors that they have been treating is now gone. So we are making progress. Please continue to pray for healing and that he will soon find work.
Tell Jason we are still praying and thanking the Lord for the tumor that is gone.
Sorry for the road he has to walk. He is a brave man!
Blessings from the farm, Linda