Eleven-Year-Old forgot his binder at home. The sun was shining, so I walked it to the school, saying hello to some of the neighbors along the way:
Excuse the mud. Have you a nibble or two?
Hey, you new?
Either these are alpacas or there are some strange looking horses in the neighborhood. =>
“The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need. He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams. He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to His name.” Psalm 23:1-3 (NLT)
While I await the moist heat to relieve the aching muscles I’d forgotten I have, with a good connection back at home again in Washington, I’ll share a couple of my favorite moments from Thanksgiving weekend in Idaho with the extended family.
Roo and the new boyfriend
Show me the snacks
Do I smell apples?
Harvest time beauty
“May He grant your heart’s desires and make all your plans succeed.” Psalm 20:4 (NLT)
Kendra taking a moments pause
Here at the ranch we observed Veterans Day with deep gratitude, heartfelt prayer, revisited photos of the valiant service members throughout our families (including Cole, three of my offspring…), tribute posts to Facebook, and lots of labor. At sunset our Friday gathering of friends and visitors left Kendra’s Cowboy Caviar long enough to salute the flag in honor of our veterans.
Feeling a bit drained I decided to recline with a DVD for the later part of the evening, American Sniper. But minutes into it Kendra and Cole burst through the door, Kendra giddily declaring, “We have a calf!”
Jumping up from the couch, I grabbed my jacket and was on their heels, out the door and westward to the paddock. Cole had already moved Girlfriend, the mare and Nickel, the steer to the south pasture. The cows, C’mere and C’mon furtively chomped alfalfa while eyeing the fence yards away where the newborn calf rested comfortably.
Cole wandered off to points east while Kendra and I ooh and aah-ed over the new arrival. Wrapping our coats more tightly around ourselves, Kendra thought aloud “How funny; weeks of great weather and she waited to birth on a foggy Veteran’s Day.” I replied, “We’ll call him Grunt, maybe?” And then, “Nah. What’cha got?”
After a nano-second pause, Kendra said, “Hero.” “Bam,” I replied. Much fist bumping ensued.
“The Lord your God will bless you as He has promised.” Deuteronomy 15:6 (NLT)
For my sister, Maggie, with whom I laugh – a lot:
What is the “Jingle Bells” horse’s name?
…Wait for it…
Happy Holidays, Y’all!
“A cheerful heart is good medicine…” Proverbs 17:22 (NLT)
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