Every time you feel in God's creatures something pleasing and attractive, do not let your attention be arrested by them alone, but, passing them by, transfer your thought to God and say: "O my God, if Thy creations are so full of beauty, delight and joy, how infinitely more full of beauty, delight and joy art Thou Thyself, Creator of all!
- Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain

You can’t get to joy by making everything perfect. You can only get there by seeing in every imperfection all that’s joy.
-Ann Voscamp

Friday, December 30, 2011

We're Alive and Well

Hi all! I'm super thrilled to be posting, though it's probably a lone post in the middle of a long quiet spell. Computer fixing is on the back, back burner, far behind other important things right now. A few of those other things are getting new tires on the van, fixing the power steering pump on the work truck, and paying the insurance for the house and cars. All important and all way less fun to think about or pay for than so many other things I can think of right now. Such as the lovely stainless steel insulated carafe designed for keeping raw milk in. It would be so much more fun to just go ahead and spend the money on that. But no, I'm being good and responsible. It can wait, along with the computer.

I was eaves dropping on my littlest (6) while I was doing chores yesterday, and I have to share her conversations with the chickens with you all. First she caught her favorite little black hen and brought it into the goat barn. She put some hay into the milking stand feeder and put her little hen in it. I heard, "Please lay an egg. This is the perfect place to lay an egg...oh, you probably won't lay one until tomorrow." Then, "You need a beautiful name, like...Olivia. Do you like Olivia? Okay, you're Olivia." A bit later we went to care for the chickens. I let Six scatter the scratch around. I got to hear, "Olivia, don't do that. Come here, Vanilla. Yellow Hen, come down here. Don't be afraid. They're nice. Okay, be nice. Here's some for you." I really don't think she's going to find a lot of success as a peace keeper for the hens, but it sure is sweet to listen to her. :)
Happy New Years, everyone!


  1. Glad you could get a post up, we miss you! Delightful chatter by your little one. Wish we could all remain so guileless and open.

    Happy New Year to you and your family. Maybe the new year will bring you a windfall in the form of some $$$ to help you over this financial hump!

  2. What a cute conversation, thanks for sharing with us! Happy New Year!

  3. well happy happy new year to all the family ,may it be as profitable as you are wonderful and beautiful soul. you;ll make it ,I'm sure too smart not too,missed you

  4. Happy New Year! I said a prayer for your computer problems- I need your blog more than you know!

  5. I'm dealing with the realities of working several maintenance "needs" into a budget too, so I can relate! Let's hope 2012 brings us more prosperity or at least better ways of balancing our budget LOL! Whatever it ends up, we are doing better than the government :)

  6. So sweet...I am sure my chickens are as anxious as me for the 3yr old to get back to Headstart...She keeps checking for eggs every hour or less and chasing the poor girls off of the nests.

    Are your Goats home yet? I hope your computer trouble is not going to be as long as you think.

    Blessings Kelsie

  7. Hey Fabulous Blogging Women! Thanks for your comments. I got hold of someone else's computer for a few minutes (thank you, thank you), so I'm going to go do a quick post. Hugs!