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, May 4, 2012

Starlight's Triplets

CLICK HERE to see a post about Starlight's kids, born 5-2-12.  They are adorable!
I haven't written much about this first kidding season of ours, I know.  It's just been so much more work than I thought!
There are two extra reasons why it's been difficult.  I've been under the weather for this entire kidding season, and so has the rest of the family.  I spent the first week or so caring for a coughing, feverish crew.  I spent the second week coughing and feverish.  The second reason it's been more challenging than it may have been is that Dan (hubby) badly sprained his foot falling off a ladder at work.  He's been spending a lot of time on his back since his foot is mostly supposed to be elevated above his heart.
Oh, and there's a third reason!  I've been trying to balance checking on goats during the night with getting enough sleep, since I am also waiting for a human baby to decide it's time to make an appearance.  It's been hanging in the back of my mind this whole time causing some extra mental stress, but so far he or she is holding off on introducing him/herself.  However, no mental stress over that now, since I'm ready and (other than coughing) can sleep all night! :)

Last night one of Dan's rabbits had nine bunnies, so he's pretty stoked too!

Next big challenge:  disbudding babies for the first time. :(


  1. Wow-Hope the coughing is gone soon and good luck with the new baby and the disbudding.

  2. Talk about busy! Good luck with everything...and prayers for that baby to make a fabulous and well-timed (and rested!) appearance!

  3. are trying to tell me your prego? wow ,get some rest!feel bad for Dan,I know how he feels ,my grandson (one that lives with me-he's 16-was playing softball) fractured his knee cap--maybe surgery and I'm trying to plan a grad party amongst the finest of them and that isn't easy.I think I must be crazy ♥

  4. wait wait wait - you are expecting?!!! If so you have kept quite the secret from us all! Sorry I'm late checking in to blogs this weekend, but what a fantastic surprise and what a blessing!

  5. got the correct news from,who else"momma pea" set me straight-but you sure got it together woman to be such a good Doula great job and adorable 4 legged babies

  6. Hey everyone-
    I somehow missed all of your comments from this post (most likely because I had to rush off to a birth!). I'm sorry for the confusion. No, I'm not expecting, and won't likely be. :) Yes, I'm a doula (very part time). Baby girl was born last Thursday A.M. at 12:24. I'll share more later. You all are so great to still be here, letting me get through all the business of life. When I have posted lately I've usually been so tired! I don't think I've half made sense. So, thanks for hanging in with me. :)