Me, my chicks make me happy, and my granddaughters make me happier , I am blessed !
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
I think I am going to have to buy some mint chocolate chip ice cream .
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Tranquil : "Calm, undisturbed , not agitated." Webster's Collegiate Dictionary ~Yes, a perfect word for my time spent pond-side. Thank-you for visiting me here at Cedar Pond today , I hope you too have a special spot for tranquility and reflection, even in the midst of seeming chaos. If you do, will you tell me about it ?
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
The girls insisted on flower adorned cups & teapot.
Happy girls, happy dolls, happy grandma & grandpa...
Please join me in sharing tea time with the ladies listed below:
Sunday, July 20, 2014
" The heavens are telling of the glory of God ; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands." Psalm 19 : 1
" Great are the works of the Lord ; They are studied by all who delight in them. Splendid and majestic is His work ; and His righteousness endures forever." Psalm 111 : 2-3
" He has made His wonders to be remembered ;The Lord is gracious and compassionate." Ps. 111:4
" For Thy lovingkindness is great above the heavens ; And Thy truth reaches to the skies. Be exalted, O God , above all the earth . " Psalm 108 : 5,6
These pictures were taken by me at our place over the mountains.
Monday, July 14, 2014
Vickie *. I know so many of you who blog and read blogs value above all family and the times we have with our families. For this Lovely Blog Tour I was required to list 3 blogs I love and answer 4 questions. The blogs I love are written by bloggers who do not desire to be part of memes so I decided to list them anyway without any requirements. Before I continue I will show you pictures in answer of one of the questions about myself. What am I working on ? Well, the ongoing care and tending of my flock of Jacob Sheep ! This is one of my lambs ( above ), a ram lamb. ( baby boy sheep ) I am also spinning into yarn and dying large quantities of their wool, an ongoing process here given the amount of wool I have.
I am also working on training my German shepherd pup, now 1 year old. Whimsy is the best dog ever but don't tell my Labs Bea & Willow I said this.
How does this work differ from others of its genre ? Not sure this "work' falls into any "genre" but I guess spending time with one's flocks, herds, and grandchildren differs because I have a unique breed of sheep, geese, and of course my grandchildren are the best ! :)
Why do I create what I do ? I craft rugs from the wool of my sheep. I spin the wool of my sheep to weave into fabric, I craft Wee Little Sheep* from the wool of my sheep and gain inspiration from my sheep and my poultry flocks. I create because I cannot exist without creating. How can I not be inspired by what my husband & I have surrounded ourselves with here on Cedar Pond ? Sometimes my head fairly wants to burst with all the ideas I have but practical time & energy limit .
I have probably left out some of what I should have added to this post but I will now list 3 blogs I love ( not exclusive of many blogs I enjoy ! ).
Nib's End * is written by a writer. She is able to write succinctly and sometimes heart-wrenchingly in a way that brings to my heart & mind emotions oft buried but brought to the surface in tender and comforting ways.
Buttons Thoughts * is a blog written by a Canadian blogger. Boy, I find I do love so many blogs written by my Canadian friends. Buttons writes her thoughts on life as the hard working wife and soul mate of a Canadian farmer. She has a particularly sweet relationship with their cows, some she has knitted hats for !
Thistle Cove Farm * is written by Sandra Bennett. I read her blog many years ago when I did not know what blogs were. She has been an encouragement to me, a prayer warrior, an on-line pen-pal, and an inspiration . She was widowed more than a year ago and has written words of wisdom learned the hard way to share with women who find themselves without their life partner , shattered, and not knowing where to turn when their lives fall down around them. She also writes about farm life, community, travel,and so much more.
I have a feeling I am forgetting to add some things to this post but have a big day coming up later this morning and need to get some sleep. The temps are extremely high for our neck of the country , lots of watering to do of animals & gardens. Adventures with a granddaughter who is staying with us for another week, and simply keeping up with the work & pleasures of life here on Cedar Pond. Thank-you for indulging me in reading this post and I hope you'll check out the blogs mentioned, I don't think you'll be disappointed, and if you like what you read in these other blogs please leave them a comment ! Good night and good morning to you wherever you are in Blog Land.
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Our oldest son baptized his 4 daughters , and what a day of rejoicing this was !
...his sister ( who seems the most joyous of all ! )
...their little sister...
... and oh what a joyous day for us all !
Our youngest son baptized his wife who is expecting their first baby after 13 years of marriage,( a miracle !) . We laughingly expressed our delight that he was not only baptizing his wife but his soon to be born son !
"True baptism must always be vitally related to faith. Only through responsive faith to the regenerative work of Christ can the soul participate in spiritual baptism, and subsequently in the symbolic form of the act itself. Through faith , as a commitment to the person of Christ , the believer is brought into an actual relation to God through the radical change of nature which is inherit in spiritual baptism. Faith is a "surrender-in-response " relationship to the Holy Spirit, who, through spiritual baptism brings man into vital union with God." The Zondervan Pictoral Bible Dictionary