Those new, grand white pickets stand so regal in our front yard. They sing peace of mind to me. After two years on our homestead, my dreams of keeping my children safe and our farm animals out of our busy country road is almost a reality. Our fence was completed this weekend and the gates are soon to arrive. I enjoy looking out the window, during our beautiful Indian summer weather (today it was actually 68 degrees) and seeing this lovely fence. It's as if it was always there smiling right back at me.
Our garden has turned into a jungle. We are still harvesting beans, zucchini, snow peas, chard, potatoes and even some onions.
The girls planted these wildflowers in spring and they have finally bloomed. So beautiful! Next year I see these alongside of our new fence.
Even our over sized pumpkins are starting to turn a golden orange color - just in time to grace my front porch for the fall season.
Our momma hen gave birth to three new chicks this month, but we lost one in the duck pond. It saddens our hearts, but we all know too well here that it is part of the circle of life. We do the best to protect and take care of the animals in which God has entrusted.
Our momma duck is back to sitting on a new batch of eggs - we lost the last batch to a sneaky critter who got into the eggs late one evening before we had a chance to put her in her cage for the night. We will do a better job of helping her keep track of her eggs this time and we'll need to set up some kind of nursery for the babies for the first few weeks. I love watching the natural instincts of the momma hens/ducks taking care of their babies. They are so diligent to teach them the ways of survival. It reminds me how we are to train our little ones as the Lord commands. . . .
Deuteronomy 6: 6-9 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.
I got a call from Sarah today and she too reminded me of my diligence in teaching her over the years. Sarah's college math teacher tries to pose questions that she thinks the class will not be able to answer, but through Sarah's and my diligence to train and teach according to God's design, she is able to answer her teacher with correct answers, thus "stumping" her teacher. FINALLY, a reason from the Lord for teaching Algebra II- to show glory and honor to our Father.
May your fall days be filled with lovely teaching memories!