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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A Chicken For A Teacup & TeaTime Tuesday Is Lambing Time !

It is Tea Time Tuesday once again.Seems like the Tuesdays are flying by.It is also lambing time on Cedar Pond too. So much excitement calls for a cup of hot tea , then it is back outside to tend my sheep.Isn't this teacup pretty? I laid a few of the roses my husband gave me for Valentine's Day next to the teacup. They seem to have been meant for each other, my teacup and my roses.
While helping my husband's sisters clean out their parent's basement I came across these two little books.We had been separating the many books into 2 places. On the shelves will go the books worthy of placing up for sale or of possible interest to the many family members. In a big box go the books destined for the Goodwill. I almost tossed these books into the box.Then I took a second look.The 'Romance Of a Doctor's Visits' pub. in 1937,are stories the author says are , "true incidents in the life of the writer." I think it will be interesting.
This plain little blue book is by Amy Carmichael. It is titled 'If '. She writes in the first pages ,"such a booklet as this is not meant for everyone, but only for those who were meant to be under-shepherds." To learn more about this amazing woman, missionary to the vulnerable girls & women in India click here.*
Just one of many gems in this tiny book, and it pierced my heart.

Back to the teacup. It was made in England by Ridgway Potteries. I received this teacup in trade. I traded 2 frizzled bantam hens for this lovely teacup. Do you think I got a good deal? I know the lady who took home 2 of my fluffy, curly, frizzled hens was happy,she now has 2 broody hens to hatch out & raise her chicken's eggs.

This is Delilah. She had a handsome ram ( boy) lamb this afternoon.Here he is pictured still wet from the womb, trying to get up to find his mother's milk.I always find this amazing, new born animals walking within the hour of birth, seeking milk, and within a few hours are usually leaping and playing. If you would like to see the other new lambs click here*.

"If I myself dominate myself, if my thoughts revolve round myself, if I am so occupied with myself I rarely have "a heart at leisure from itself," then I know nothing of Calvary love."Amy Carmichael

For more Tea Time Tuesday delights, check out the links below, you'll be richly blessed !


Terri said...

Hello Kathy,
That is a sweet vintage Royal Vale tea cup. I love the deep red romantic roses on it.
Oh a little lambie! How sweet! I can only imagine how busy you must be this time of year.
I wish you well.

Buttons Thoughts said...

Oh I love those books I never would get rid of old books a weakness of mine.
That is a beautiful tea cup and yes it was a good trade I think.
Oh love baby lambs good luck with the season. Take care. B

Stella Jones said...

The teacup is so pretty and just my sort of thing Kathy. I have lots of china like that, but I never tire of looking so now I'm going to visit the other ladies on your list and see what they've got.
The lambs are just adorable. No wonder you like lambing time on your farm.

Connie said...

Lovely roses and teacup, Kathy, and that baby ram is sweet as can be. Those books do look very interesting. Sounds like a busy time for you right now.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Kathy,
Your teacup looks lovely with your roses and I can just imagine the gems you will glean from those pages. Give me an old book any day. I'm not into reading any of the electronic gagets. I like paper pages in my hands. I guess I'm just an old fashioned gal.
Your baby ram is so adorable. I can imagine you are quite busy these days. How I would love to be there to see the new born lambs! I have 'a thing' for sheep!
Thanks for coming to tea and enjoy these days of new life.

Blessings and joy,

Paula said...

The tea cup is beautiful, Kathy~ and the books sound like treasures that have been lying around for years waiting for you to pick them up!
Prayers for a wonderful lambing season....

sandy said...

Such a pretty teacup! What fun to have sheep to tend! I hear they can be quite feisty however. Lovely words of Amy Carmichael.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Kathy, that Carmichael books is a fabulous find! I know you're going to enjoy that little gem.

Deanna said...

Dear Kathy,
Beautiful quote by Amy. Beautiful.

The roses are gorgeous as your china is.

I always enjoy visiting your blog!

Entertaining Women said...

your teacup is lovely i like the knowledge that you bartered for it Amy Carmichael was quite a woman i'm particularly fond of the second quote Cherry Kay

Alice said...

I have been re-reading your blogs over the last few weeks. Thank you for the kind words about my father and the words of wisdom. I am on a similar road and it has been difficult. The family dynamic will be changed forever and I feel the loss. You have been more like a sister to me during this time than some of my own. Thank you so much for taking the time. You are a gifted woman and it makes my heart glad to see you using your gifts for God.I think you will enjoy those books. The tea cup is also beautiful.

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Please send that adorable ram to me!!! LOL. I just love looking at your sheep! Such a pretty cup and plate! I love old books like these!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Such pretty dishware! How I long to raise these beautiful sheep! I love old books like these!

Gentle Heart Homestead said...

Hello Kathy, thanks so much for visiting me and leaving your kind comment!
I love your pretty rose cup and have something very similar myself.
I also have a little collection of Amy Carmichael's books which were given to me by a retired missionary friend.
They are wonderful!
Love all the pics of your beautiful farm friends too :-)
Have a blessed day..Trish

Karen Lakis said...

Kathy, thanks so much for visiting. The teacup is lovely. My husband had an aunt who collected old teacups and used them when she had guests- it was so charming. The books - what a find - good thing you didn't throw them in the goodwill box. I sometimes visit antique book shops looking for books such as those - they're treasures. I have really enjoyed clicking around your blog and am looking forward to future posts!