Monday, September 19, 2011

Count Your Blessings Monday!!

Here is an opportunity for all of us to give thanks unto the Lord for a blessing in our lives. If you would like to take part great. If not that is OK too. If you would like to share your blessing, just leave it in the comments. If you want to use the picture above and list a blessing on your own site, then leave a URL to your site in the comments. There is no pressure here. I just know that I am incredibly blessed and I would like to share that and give thanks to Him who all blessing come from. This is a way that we can encourage one another. I know that I am often encouraged when someone shares a blessing with me. I think that many times we forget that it is a blessing to be able to breath, to get out of bed, to hold a baby... Share your blessings with us. We can share so many other things.... special gifts, recipes, let's take the time to share how God has blessed us!!

Today my blessing is having a God whom I can trust regardless of circumstances.  We have had some not so pleasant experiences lately here on the farm.  We don't know why, but we do know WHO is in control of all things. 

Late last week we noticed flecks in the milk when we strained it.  We tested Honey for mastitis and she had it in 2 of her quarters.  We started treating her with the natural treatments we have used in the past.  We also talked to a good friend of ours that has a Jersey herd.  She told me that we really need to milk her twice a day until it clears up because the bacteria can multiply so quickly.  So, we were up on Sunday morning to milk and got up at 3:45 AM today to milk her.  We got everything all set up this morning, but the flashlight must have scared her and we could not catch her.  We tried really hard, but she would not come close enough to grab.

Also late last week, we had a wether (one of our sheep) down and not feeling good.  We have been trying to help him out and he seemed to be doing better.  We went out to check him yesterday afternoon and he was dead.

These are the parts of farm life that happen, but that are very sad and unpleasant.  I want to cry out to God and ask WHY?  I do cry out to Him, but we have to do our best and leave the rest to Him and trust that He has a reason and a purpose.  We are praying that He gives us wisdom and discernment in dealing with our animals.  We CAN trust Him and for that I am grateful.

What are YOU thankful for? 

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