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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Grandma's Joy, A Hard Working Boy

I am blessed, yes BLESSED, to have a grandson who loves me, and also loves to work. He was eager, very eager, to come over and help me with cleaning my sheep pens.I use the word "help" loosely as he actually did all the mucking and digging out. I supervised and brought out a snack. You can see my woolly bunch of sheep in the background.The cleaned out pens will be used for lambing, but first the sheep will be sheared. Yes, there they are. My ewes ( girl sheep ) standing just out of reach. Little do they know they will be sheared today . They will no longer be woolly, but naked. I am so pleased my grandson is a hard worker, a happy worker. Next week we ( he) will clean out the chicken pen. "Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6
"In all labor there is profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty." Proverbs 14:23


Lanny said...

Here we come! The shearer and his helpers.

LindaSue said...

Your children and grandchildren are such blessings - hard workers, charmers, God loving little ones - what joy. So sorry your back is still giving problems and eager to see what changes are wrought by the Vick crew - those ewes are getting new 'dos!

Anonymous said...

Your grandson certainly is a blessing. How grand that he enjoys working with you and the sheep. Hope you all have a nice weekend. Take good care of yourself Kathy.

Susie said...

How nice to have such a cheerful and hard worker in him. How do those ewes stay warm after being sheared?

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Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Wow, how nice of him. What a sweetie and a hardworker he is.

Have a wonderful weekend, Kathy. And I hope those sheep will be able to stay warm, being naked and all.

God bless,


Debbie said...

A hard working boy would sure come in handy for those cumbersome jobs. I need one to clean up my yard this Spring and help me mulch. I wish I had one!

myletterstoemily said...

a loving and helpful grandson much be
a treasure beyond measure.

Dolores said...

What a handsome and hardworking young man......you all are blessed!

Ok.... here I am worrying about the sheep..... won't they be cold without their fur?
I'm sure you know better than me.... but I'm a worry wart....especially when it comes to animals...

Anonymous said...

What a good helper you have there!




Wanda Lee said...

What a delightful post!.., Your dear, hardworking grandson looks so eager to help!

Sheep shearing, (and then lambing to follow); sounds like hard work
, yet rewarding!

Thanks so much for joining us for TTTT and also for TTFT this past week;(it has taken me quite awhile yet get by for a visit as I have been under the weather', not with a cold or flu, but with aneamia and heart issues)..,

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

Connie said...

I hope the shearing went well. Your grandson would be a real pleasure to have around. How fortunate that he is such a willing helper and hard worker. He gives you many reasons to be proud of him.

A. Joy said...

That pic of the sheep all staring at him is funny. Probably would have been a nightmare of his a few years ago. He's probably enjoying cleaning your pens much more than he'll enjoy cleaning his own chicken pen at home but cleaning pens is one of his favorite things.

Vickie said...

Working is SO good for kids! I'm glad your little grandson is so diligent! He's being brought up right! We raised our kids to work hard, and nowadays some of the young folk are not raised that way. Everything is given to them. You're so lucky to have such a cute little helper!

KathyB. said...

Thank-you Lanny, Dirt, & Ebet! My sheep are sheared and we're ready for lambing.

LindaSue, the ewes have their new dos' and you are so right, a hard working Grandson is a blessing ESPECIALLY when my back gives up on me. ( my back is much better)

Mildred,he asks to come work here. That makes me happy.

Susie, Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy,Dolores, good question -the ewes seem to manage without thick wool coats even in the winter. Most sheep lamb in late winter or early spring, and the lambs aren't born with much fleece, nor so they seem to warm themselves up under their moms much, so I guess they are equipped by God to deal with the cold in a very good way.Even when sheared though, they have a scant wool covering and seem to be relieved to not have such thick and cumbersome wool.

Debbie, someone warned me not to make it known that my grandson is such a good worker because workers like him are hard to find and quickly find themselves employed. I know I have him for a few years now and he will train up his younger brother to work hard for me too! My sister already inquired about him working for her in her yard!Find a good homeschooling family and see if they have any boys able to work for you, it would be worth it even if you have to train them to do what is necessary in your yard.

My Letters To Emily, "treasure beyond measure " for sure!

Amy ( goatpod2 ) you are so right!

Wanda Lee, it is especially nice to have a grandson like him , with a flock of sheep and quite a few chickens , it is a very good thing! I hope you are feeling better now.

Daisy, thank-you!

A.Joy, I think it is so funny to watch him work while the sheep watch him. You and Tom should be very proud of him, we are.

Vickie,I agree with you. So may parents seem to think it is cruel to teach children hard work, and yet, if hard work is not valued and taught when they are young and as they grow up, when will it be learned?

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Kathy, oh, thanks so much for you wonderful comments on my tablescape. You use any idea that you want to ... that's what this is all about; sharing with each other.

I hope that you have a blessed and wonderful week. Dana is funny, you should see what she looks like when she is standing up. I'll think about what you said about doing more posts on her.

Take care,