Month: September 2019

Celebrating Being a Grandparent

Celebrating Being a Grandparent

Being a grandparent is a blessing beyond words or measure. They are a wonderful gift from God. I give thanks each day for these beautiful babies.They give me more than I can ever give them. They make me laugh at the sounds of their sweet…

A Child is Born

A Child is Born

Recently we were blessed by attending the baptismal service for one of our grand daughters. It is truly a joy to know that she has accepted Jesus as her Savior and desires to follow Him in baptism. It was a beautiful service and the image…

  Critter City

  Critter City

If anyone ask we definitely live in the country, however there are so many other critters living here with John and I you might say we live in Critter City. Morning, midday or evening we can look out our window and see some of the critter residents here on the farm.There is Mama Turkey and all her babies. You can hardly see them in the picture, but there is about 8 of them. They like to peck around in the garden which is most annoying when you spent hours plowing, planting and watering. You can catch them in the evening on the wooded hillside in front of the house.Then there is Mr. Possum. Really quite harmless but can be found by the front door scrounging around for food and messing up the flower beds. If you scold him he just acts like he didn’t hear a thing. Usually it is late evening or early morning that he braves a stroll around the house.Then there is Mother Raccoon. She is not much of an issue until the corn comes on. She lives for that. The first night the corn is ready to pick she calls in all her kids and hillbilly cousins and their kids and then they party all night. By morning the corn field looks like a tornado had hit. She recently got caught in the garage with her four kids trying to get to the fish food.Our latest neighbor has an unusually large footprint. We haven’t actually met him / her yet and I’m not sure I want to. It definitely is not a farm cat or bobcat. Most likely a mountain lion. It has been heard in the neighborhood but not seen. I keep an eye out every time we take the chuck wagon out. Our red fox crosses by the back deck. He doesn’t seem frightened by us, but doesn’t stop to visit either.The yard is the playground to deer, squirrels, rabbits and birds There are squirrels all over the place. They climb up the trees, wave their tails and chatter to one another. They love

the acorns that fall around the front yard. This year we have a white squirrel that has moved in. The rabbits  love nibbling the delicious foliage in and around my flower beds. They like the squirrels can be seen any time of day. The deer graze on the lush green grass that we keep freshly mowed. The birds nest

and call from the big oak trees that overhang the house and deck.A big groundhog has taken up residence near the house. He can occasionally be seen sitting on the deck leaning against the deck railing post. He doesn’t seem to mind that we scold him but will scatter as soon as we open the door. I have been unable to get his photograph yet

The pond provides housing for hundreds of fish, frogs, snakes, and turtles. The turtles sun bathe on the big logs floating along the shore. We feed the fish every day. As soon as they hear the motor of the chuck wagon they come in a big wave, ready to get some of the food. Frogs leap into the pond as we walk by. The snakes seldom show themselves and I’m good with that. Not a snake fan.There are many other critters too numerous to share them all. What a joy to live among the beautifully designed creatures that God created. I can’t imagine living anywhere else.