Friday, June 28, 2013

Help! 49 Random Acts of Kindness Dilemma!

My birthday is in July.  And yes, I will be 49.  Wow.  Can't even BELIEVE I will be 49.  'Cause I remember when I thought 49 was old.  And folks it wasn't THAT long ago.  Amazing what a little age does to your perspective isn't it??

We have never been big "birthday" people in our family, meaning birthdays are really not that big of a deal.  Even with our kids.  Yes, we got them a birthday present, but we never really went whole hog and made a huge deal out of birthdays.  It's just another day.

And since my birthday is in the summer we are always baling hay or getting calves ready for the fair, so typically my birthday comes and goes with just a nice dinner with me and my husband and kids, and that's really all I want anyway.

But this year, in celebration of achieving the ripe old age of 49, I want to give back.

I really have a great life.  I do.  No, its not perfect, of course.  Nobody has a perfect life (no matter how it looks from the outside!)  But I am very VERY blessed.

So this year I want to do 49 random acts of kindness to try to bless other people in some small way.  But here's my dilemma. 

I seriously don't know that I can accomplish 49 random acts of kindness IN ONE DAY!  I mean, I'm no spring chicken anymore!!So I'm thinking about making the entire month of July random act of kindness MONTH? 

Does it matter??

And really, shouldn't I be living my LIFE trying to be kind to everyone all the time?  Shouldn't I relly be going out of my way to be the hands and feet of Jesus constantly, and not just on one day, or even during one month. 

I'd be interested to know your thoughts . . . 'cause my birthday month starts tomorrow!

Hope you all are staying COOL out there!!  My husband is trying to bale hay and cut fescue seed in between rain storms. I'd appreciate your prayers for him . . . he gets pretty stressed this time of year!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Hay, Hay, HAY!!!!

Well June is upon us.  And around here, June means hay time.

Due to the soaking wet weather we've had, we are actually about 2 or 3 weeks BEHIND on hay time.

We have had the coldest, wettest spring I can remember in a long time. 

Our garden is behind.  I haven't even planted any flowers in my flower pots yet. 

But the hot weather has arrived.  It was in the 90s Tuesday and Wednesday.  Nicer today, with highs only in the low 80s, and finally the humidity has subsided.

So here's what my handsome husband has been up to!

This is our baler.  It makes big, tight bales.

This is one of our hay fields.  Isn't it pretty?

Seriously.  I love to look at a field of freshly baled hay.  It just screams summertime to me.

And the smell.  Wow!!  If you've never smelled fresh cut hay you're really missing something.

Unless you have allergies.  Then, I'm GLAD this isn't smell-a-blog!!

These bales of hay, and the MANY MANY more we will bale before wintertime, will feed our cattle.


After last year's horrible drought we are reminded just how important it is to have lots of bales of hay ready for whatever mother nature throws our way.

So God made a farmer . . . . . .