A few weeks ago, Shawn got home from work and decided to do some weedeating around the farm. He stores his lawn equipment in our Carriage House. After he finished working he walked back into the Carriage House and could smell smoke. He knocked on Misty's Loft door (she rents our loft that is above the Carriage House garages). He thought maybe she had burnt her dinner or something. No. She also had smelt something burning but assumed we were burning something in our burnpile in the back pasture. And so goes the next series of events:
But finally I calmed. I was sure to drop to my knees and give thanks for the protection received that day... most importantly for Misty, and a far second... our property. Now on Shawn's urgent 'to do' list is to put screen over the openings of the bulb covers on the garage openers to prevent future nest immediately on the bulbs.
I know we have trials to strengthen us. I am so thankful that Misty in any way being harmed was not a trial we had to face that day. And while we had gotten a tad robotic in our prayers asking for His kind protection on our family and loved ones... that same protection is NOW being asked for in a much more meaningful, sincere context... and with daily gratitude too!!
Friday, July 29
aka: Kena, Kenne, Kena Pooh, Princess Cutie Bootie (she's gonna be mad about that one later in life), and the list goes on and on. Little Miss Kenadie was the youngest kiddo, out of 7 siblings and cousins, living on the farm for 4 weeks. She sure made things sweeter around here. I will never tire of her little voice. She 'held her own' and ran with the big kids, taking VERY few naps... much to the exhaustion of her mom ;) She... ate lots of oatmeal and cereal, played in the mud, road 4wheelers, conquered the huge hammock, played Wii and ipads, was a puzzle maniac (I hear this gene comes from her Nuna), ate her dinner with bribes to get milkshakes for dessert, slip 'n slided, waterballoon battled, played with chicks, roasted hot dogs and marshmallows, and MUCH more.
Farmgirl in training... Dawn, at 7:59 PM
Monday, July 25
Got my booth restocked this week. Sorry if you visited over this weekend... the numbered dresser sold and when I arrived today, the booth was in total disarray. Whew! I did some flip flopping of big pieces so I could squeeze in some more furniture and it is packed FULL. Hope you Enjoy the pics this week.... here. Thanks!!!
Farmgirl in training... Dawn, at 6:04 PM
Sunday, July 24
Yesterday we had 90+ friends and family on the farm to celebrate Pioneer Day. Our Primary children, ages 18months to 11 years, along with Primary leaders and teachers all came to participate in activities to help us remember what the early Pioneers did to bless our lives today. Our Primary Presidency is brilliant. The whole day was an absolute success and joy to see.
over the rocky terrain, and through the woods... WHEW!!
Farmgirl in training... Dawn, at 9:28 PM