Be true to who you are…..

And the family name you bear……

Friday, May 14, 2010

Would you look....

At what has arrived!

No, sweetie..not the quack grass!  I think quack
grass secretly grows under the snow.
But I am talking about the spring flowers!!!
And the cherry bushes are the happiest
little things. Here's hoping they haven't started too
soon as every one loves cherries.

The bees have been so cranky because they were just starving to death.
But today they were back to their peaceful selves.
 The plums are a little more cautious
about opening themselves up to the world.
And the apples are still shut tight.
And of course we take advantage of the first warm day
to clear up winter's muck...
Before you start to feel too bad for him,
there was a bobcat in there helping too.
It was an exhausting day, but the corral and barn are clean
for the year, and tomorrow we can relax
AFTER we till the garden and rake the back area and 
plant the seeds and clean around the fire pit and get the irrigation water in and........
LOL! talk to you all in the fall.:) 

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Our God is an Awesome God...

You may remember last year when David turned 16, I posted about him finding work.  Work is a big issue for us because we don't believe in children wasting their teen years flipping burgers or bagging groceries, we want them to spend their time learning a skill or trade as well as making money.

You can read in May of last year how the Lord sent David a job right out of the blue and he learned how to shape and install seamless rain gutters, then he went to work in the cabinet business with his dad.

Well, Cody turned 16 two days ago and we have been praying very hard for him to find a veterinary assistant  position for this summer.  He was a little worried the economy would cause jobs to be scarce and had asked if it would be alright if after he put in apps at the vets if he could also turn one in to the Eagle Rock Fur...a tannery.  I thought he could probably do both if he wanted to.

Today, we stopped in to drop off a few hides that Cody wanted tanned and just kind of hung around talking with the owner for a few became obvious that Cody was NOT going to ask the guy for an application so I decide that we would take our leave.

 The owner followed us out to the car and once again asked Cody if he was the one who had done the skinning and fleshing on these animals?  When Cody answered "yes" The owner proceeded to offer Cody a job working for him...

I just chuckled, I have long since ceased to be surprised at my Father, amazed at His goodness, yes, but surprised? No.

Cody, still plans on turning in apps at the vets, after all, there are life long goals at stake here, but the heat is off. The worry is gone. God provided.  He has a perfect plan. One that, if we will just stay out of the drivers seat, He will fulfill.

And I'd just like to praise Him for that.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Both Ends of My Rainbow

Okay, I know this picture is five years old..... I know it is because we were building this shed when my dad passed away.  But if I had not had a trauma to mark the date I would think this was much more recent than that.  Time flies much too quickly.....  That however, is not the point of this post.  I found this picture while cleaning some clutter in the basement and was reminded of  the striking contrast between my children.  This is my oldest and my youngest.  I must be like a color copier that ran out of ink... I went from producing "Dark Mexican"  to "Albino" in  a matter of ten years.LOL. 

And I just want to go on record as saying...No matter what Shane tries to make everyone believe....they are all his. LOL.