Something you certainly didn't know about me.....
I love, love, love the smell of hay and straw.
Walking into a hay barn in autumn, bliss.
I don't know if it's because it conjures up memories
of youth group hay rides or what.
That dry, sweet, earthy smell just makes me happy.
I spent a good part of Saturday winterizing the chicken's coop. They surely didn't need their run stuffed full of straw but I needed a good excuse to bring home a bale. And, as I've declared war on the mice this year, I boarded up every little hole into the coop.....in the dark with a headlamp, nonetheless. I wonder what the drowsy hens thought I was doing?!
These chicken ladies surely are one of God's gifts to me. They make me feel like a farmer on our little suburban piece of land. 3 chickens and a small coop......it's the next best thing to having this, right? :)
(You'll want to visit the owner of that barn's fabulous blog right here. Meadowbrook Farm in Montana.....sigh.)
Another happy thing in my backyard.....heat coming off the compost pile. Science is cool.
I know it's totally unrelated but I stopped to take a picture of this moving sight by my house the other day. It was for a fallen police officer's funeral. There were thousands of people there and officers on horseback in the parking lot. Sad. But a beautiful way to honor his service.
Well, I need to sign off. The kiddos and I are heading out on a little road trip for a quick visit with my parents and also, a friend (yippee!). Looks like it's going to be sunny driving.....woo-hoo! And my favorite coffee will be waiting for me on the way....double woo-hoo! My regular computer will be staying home so if I blog anything it will be a first smartphone post for me. (We'll see how that goes.)
I pray you have a lovely week......
seeing Him in it all.
God goes with you,