"Go to the hungry ones, and fill them with His bread." - Keith Green
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Spring is in my house
Outside the snowbanks along our driveway are level with the top of my head. Micah struggles through waist deep snow to go check on "his" pony. Yet walking into the house is leaving winter behind and embracing spring.
Thirty-six baby chicks arrived yesterday, and their constant cheeping is what has transformed the inside of my house into a reminder that Spring will come. Zachary is raising the chicks for a local organic farm.
Sunny is seen here holding one of the chicks that was struggling a bit after the long journey here. Unfortunately a few did not survive the trip.
When the box was opened and Amelia realized what had arrived, she immediately took over the situation. While Zachary transferred the chicks to the box with a heat lamp, Amelia put on her boots, scarf, and gloves (no coat), grabbed the feeder and headed out to the coop to get the babies some food. She meant well, but these chicks needed their organic chick starter, not the big hen's egg layer crumbles!
Micah likes to sit and watch the chicks, and checks on them frequently. Unfortunately, Dante took advantage of our distraction and took off up the stairs. I found him in the tub fully clothed, shoes too, tapping on the spout trying to figure out to get the water running.
Leif was unfazed by it all, and was busy trying to forget that he is only six months old and figure out how to get the toy boat to float. Maybe he and Dante should have worked together on this one--Dante had the tub and Leif had the ark...
So, until the real Spring gets here, we will enjoy having the sounds of spring inside and the joy of snow outside!
We are a family blessed with nine children. Four of our blessings were born to us, and five joined us through adoption. They have Down Syndrome and are such a blessing to us and everyone who knows them!
Jamie and I have been married 20 years. He is a high school teacher, and I stay home to school the children.
We are now seeking to live together in a way that is pleasing to Jesus as our family encounters new challenges and embraces what each day brings.