Saturday, July 14, 2007

Not a Great Blog Entry

Nothing comical or whimsical in this one, but there are seasons, and there are seasons.

A coyote was within 5' of the chickens and 15' of me in broad daylight a couple of weeks ago. My roaring noises through the kitchen window distracted him from his intended prey, and the fellows chased him off the property. A series of nighttime hits on the chicken coop followed, and through a maze of ignorance and dismay, we lost all but one rooster and four hens. We eventually spied a fox and suspect raccoons were involved as well, since they've been ravaging the neighbor's corn field. Who knew some varmint(s) would be capable of literally ripping off a piece of siding from the coop in order to get to the chickens? We're secured now, though, and will soon begin to build the flock again.

An evening storm brought high winds, knocked out power, and dropped over 3" of rain in under two hours. Surveying the property for damage when it passed, we discovered a shelter board had been dislodged and fell on our most newly acquired and favorite little goat, killing him.

God weaves tapestries, and we see only threads of His whole cloth. His plans are always good and right. We look up, and we walk on.

But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew [their] strength;
they shall mount up with wings as eagles;
they shall run, and not be weary;
[and] they shall walk, and not faint.
Isaiah 40:31

1 comment:

kandi said...

I'm sorry to hear about your loss.. I hadn't checked in on your blog for a few days.