Thursday, January 31, 2008

Verse of the week


This is my ram "Rex". I thought he had wonderful fleece and when I spun it last weekend I was even more impressed. He will however be going up for sale. I have given a lot of thought to what I want from my little sheep farm and have decided I want a small flock of varied colors for my own personal spinning, knitting, and weaving whims. I had at one time thought I would breed my girls every year and sell several each year. I have decided I want to keep a few and maybe breed a ewe or two each year. Having lambs is just too fun to not ever breed. I also have decided to get rid of my rams. If I want to breed a couple, I will lease a ram. As for ram lambs, which I am sure to get nothing but since I declared this, I will cross that bridge when I come to it. I think I am just getting tired. Maybe it is just the winter blaas. I remember back when I wanted a big house, a big yard in the country, lots of animals and now 20 years later...here I am and......I want a smaller house, a concrete yard painted green and I still want my animals but just not as many.
On an up note, I found someone to shear this year!! That is a huge relief!!
Well, we are suppose to get 6-10 inches of snow tonight so I am trying to psych myself up for a weekend full of inside projects. I promise to look at the snow and say "Oh, it's snowing...how pretty" and actually mean it. Inside joke.
Here is Day 2 from the book The Purpose Driven Life
I hope you enjoy it.
"You are not an accident"
"God never does anything accidentally, and he never makes mistakes. He has a reason for everything he creates. Every plant and every animal was planned by God, and every person was designed with a purpose in mind. God's motive for creating you was his love. The Bible says, "Long before he laid down earth's foundations, he had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love." ( Ephesians 1:4a (Msg) )
God was thinking of you even before he made the world. In fact, that's why he created it! God designed this planet's environment just so we could live in it. We are the focus of his love and the most valuable of all his creation."
Verse of the week
Psalm 138:8
The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your love, O Lord, endures forever - do not abandon the works of your hands.

2 comments:

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

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Tammy said...

I understand how you feel. I am currently in a 'thoughtful' mode too, as from what I want from the farm. Sometimes its just too much and consumes me. I enjoy the sheep and other animals, but think I have too many. I hate selling them, and would keep all of them if I could. So I think that in the next few years, I will only be breeding a few here and there and concentrating more on the fiber. The lambs are too cute to miss out on though, I agree. I hope that you find your 'snow weekend' refreshing. Thanks for the scripture as well. Tammy