Farming, Calving, Rain and Art Class

It’s Monday, again, and the middle of April, how did that happen so fast? Time flies when it’s spring time on the ranch.

April 8-11th we were in the field. J’s Dad worked ground, J seeded oats and J’s Mom and I ran around like crazy ladies. We kept an eye on the cows and assisted the guys as needed. We don’t have much farming, but it makes for a busy few days every spring.

April 18

We are closing in on 3/4th done calving. Except for wind two weeks ago and rain last weekend, the weather has been good and calving is going well. We didn’t have any big runs of calves last week, but a consistent number of babies born per day.

April 18

I went to get the mail and saw the neighbors’ horses by the road side. I love it when that happens.

April 18

I signed up for another on-line art class by Jodene (Jodi) Shaw. Consider Birds: Trading Anxiety for Peace of Mind is the name and theme of Jodi’s new class. Jodi’s Grandma and Mathew 6:25-34 are her inspirations for this class.

April 18

 The Cure for Anxiety

25 “For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 

26 “Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they?

27 “And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life? 

28 “And why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, 

29 yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. 

30 “But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you? You of little faith! 

31 “Do not worry then, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear for clothing?’ 

32 “For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 

33 “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. 

34 “So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Mathew 6:25-34

April 18

We have been catching a few showers! Like many of you need of moisture. Wednesday and Thursday nights we had .32″ and .26″ of rain. Over the weekend we got another .13″ of rain/slush/snow. It stayed right around 33*-35*. They are calling for rainy and chilly today as well.

I’ve said it before, and will say it here again, I am amazed at how fast mother nature perks up with a little bit of moisture and sunshine. You can see the grass greening up and smell freshness in the air. I love being greeted with bird songs in the morning.

April 18

Spring marches on with nice weather in the forecast, moisture nourishing our crops and prairie and the birth of baby calves.

Are you dry in your area? Did you get any moisture over the weekend?

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9 Responses to Farming, Calving, Rain and Art Class

  1. Kim says:

    We are thankful to have had 2.10″ this weekend! We definitely needed it!

  2. Sandra says:

    Spring finally arrives in MI.
    Good luck with your calving.

  3. Julie says:

    Very dry and watching the well for the greenhouses. But we are busy delivering flowers and not watching it freeze. …. Planters very busy…..

  4. We caught over 5″ of rain from Friday night to this morning. It always amazes me when we get 1/4 of our yearly rain fall in one weekend….

    Well, hopefully it will encourage the grass to green up!

    Take care,
    Anne

    • Robyn says:

      Anne,
      Wow 5″ is a lot of rain in one dose. J had a big visit with my Dad on Saturday and the rain was just getting started. I haven’t called to see what they ended up with. By the way Mom and Dad talked south central Nebraska really needed some moisture.

      It’s raining here now and they say rain most of the day and into tomorrow. Even with cool temps we can see the grass is greening up with this moisture.

  5. Pamela Galindo says:

    Completely dry in central California….not a drop of rain. We are supposed to be 91 on Tuesday. We had some wind a few days ago and I saw clouds blow overhead and straight to the foothills and Sierra-Nevada mountains… too bad…. even a drop of rain is precious here. But, reading the verses of Matthew reminds me to have faith in God who has always taken care of His children and the land.

  6. Bonnie says:

    Can’t wait to see your new projects. Glad you got some moisture. I wish my kids could cure their anxiety.

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