Monday, January 16, 2012

Children, Crochet, Cows, and Cats

Yesterday, we actually made it to church.  Reese and I were both very pleased.  The girls were too.  Pastor Bill preached a really good sermon.  It was something that we'd been needing to do lately but never seemed to be able to get there.  Pastor Bill's sermon was on Mary and Martha (Luke 10:38-42) and his title was "Simplify".  It was about simplifying your life by identifying what's more important to God and forgetting everything else.  Which is something that I have a hard time doing.  I worry about everything.  So yeah it's something that I struggle with a lot.  Anyways, he went on to say that serving the Lord is important but savoring (worship) the Lord is most important.  Jesus wants us to be still and trust in Him. Here is a poem written by Pastor Bill:


Mary and Martha 


Martha was concerned to put out a good dish,
It may have been lamb, beef or fish.
She wanted to serve her Lord so well,
That this meal made her head ache and swell.


Mary too was concerned for good food,
She sat quiet before Jesus and did not brood.
She opened her heart as one opens their lips,
And gulped down the Truth not in small sips.


So what do we learn from the faith of these two,
That one chose best for in her heart she knew.
That Jesus Christ was surely heaven's true Bread,
Whose Word should nourish and remove her dread.


And surely we must be diligent in good deeds,
To serve our Savior and scatter spiritual seeds.
But our strength must come from sitting at His feet,
Receiving daily through His Word our spiritual meat.


For only Jesus is the pure bread of life,
Who can give us peace and quiet our strife.
So open His Book as you would a dear love letter,
And, like Mary, you will find you have chosen what is better.


Author: Pastor Bill Thrailkill
Back Creek Presbyterian Church


After church, we came home and grabbed some lunch and then we went to get the cows up to be milked.  Then we went to check the pregnant cows for new babies and after that we went over to visit with Pop and Granny.
Here is a picture of Mary making her "Say Cheese Face".


She thought something was funny in this one.



Lexi was drawing on her Innotab.  




This is a close up of the picture of the girl that she drew.




This is one is an abstract rainbow.



This is a pot holder I'm working one.  It seems to be going along nicely.  Here is the free pattern on Ravelry.  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/crochet-hot-pad






Girls grazing.








This is Elli. I love her brindled color.









We cut the engine and just sat there for a little while.  I've been told that cows are very nosy and that is the truth because next thing I knew we were surrounded.  They were licking and smelling everything.  This picture reminds me of the Chic-fil-a commercials.



Here are some playing with the float in the water trough.




Then they decided to have some fun,running around and jumping.  I wish I would've gotten a video because it was so funny.




This is one of the cows I call "Mud Cows".  I absolutely love that color.  Only if you could spin yarn out of cow hair. I would have some that color.


This is an action shot of two running around and having fun.  It looks a bit like a game of tag broke out. LOL.




I call this one "Heavenly Milk" because it looks like they just stepped out of the sky.




The mommy and her new baby we discovered on our travels.









These are the steers down in the valley.




Even the dogs love the cows here. 




This one is Genie in my flower bed.  I was originally going to take pictures of the flowers but she decided that she wanted in on the action.



Then along came Sun Drop, aka Sun Kitty, who posed so pretty I couldn't resist. 




These are some of the daffodils that have decided to bloom.









This is an old chicken house that's been on the farm since it's started.









This is the Old Johnson house.




An oak tree that just screamed take my picture.




This is a car shed and the rectangular hole at the bottom was used to accommodate a car with a long nose.




This is a Locus bush.  Which I've been told his deadly to tractor tires.  I thought that it was just beautiful.




Here is the base of the oak tree in the previous picture.




This is a front window of the Johnson house.





Well, I hope everyone enjoyed my post.  I hope everyone has blessed day/night.