Friday, June 01, 2007
Show And Tell Friday
Kelli hosts a show and tell Friday. Do you have a something special to share with us? It could be a trinket from grade school, a piece of jewelry, an antique find. Your show and tell can be old or new. Use your imagination and dig through those old boxes in your closet if you have to! Feel free to share pictures and if there's a story behind your special something, that's even better!
For my show and tell, I want to share the blessings that God gave me on Thursday. That morning in my prayer time, I was sort of lamenting to God about how much is undone around here and things that have not happened yet. I reminded him this was my last time to try for a honey colored heifer calf out of Buttercup and we don't even know if she is pregnant. I also prayed for lambs. I have orders for lambs for next spring and my ewes have not had any lambs. We think the ram was too small to do the job.
Fast forward.... I called a friend here in Ohio to ask her something about a free download she had told me about. While I was on the phone, she said that she wanted to tell me something. She and her daughter had already talked about this and were in agreement. They had an abundance of ram lambs this year and don't have good pasture for them. They are going to give me some wethers and a ram. We had not even talked about sheep and she had no idea of what I had prayed this morning. I cried when I got off the phone with her. I emailed her and told her about my prayer.
Fast forward again... Michael went out tonight to close the chickens in. Grace, my smallest ewe was in the stall and not outside with the others. He peeked in at her and the picture below is what he saw...... A wee little ram lamb. God is SO good to us. I wanted to share my blessings!!!!
We have never gotten our milk parlor done or our stanchion set up for milking the cow. I thought I would share our makeshift area we milk in. It is a true Jeeter (we mean hillbilly by that) set-up. On the first picture you can see that there is a piece of stock panel pushed behind the barn post and then bent around. We hooked her halter to that. Then below her is a green plastic lawn chair on top of a non-working push mower. This is her hay rack. =) She seems to do very well with it all. The last picture is of the tail holder we got. She likes to swat you with her tail, if she is not happy with you.