Hey You!

Hey YOU!who meWho me? Yes you!  Why are you talking about other people?

in the dirtRolling around in someone else’s dirt.

garden gossipSharing juicy gossip about someone else.

Quit.

pest controlGet out of there.

walk awayDon’t stay with the crowd because it makes you feel better about yourself.

keep your head up

Walk away with your head held high.

dont be chicken

Don’t be chicken about it either!

Message from Young Family Farm Chickens and Guineas.

A gossip goes around telling secrets, so don’t hang around with chatterers.

Proverbs 20:19 NLV

And another one bites the dust.

Sadly, another one of our guineas perished.  It is so hot and the poor little guy died. Even with water and shelter, it is sooooooo hot.

Farm life is not for the faint of heart. Life isn’t for the faint of heart!

Before this event, we had a young black lab puppy show up.

Angel, sweet guard dog that she is, does not like interlopers.  She had a few choice doggie actions for that pup. She was like a lion on that poor thing and wisely, the pup ran off.  

It made me question my parenting skills. Am I paying attention to what is going on in my life and the life of my family?

Am I that concerned for my family that I will do anything to protect them from harm? Do I take a stand against TV shows or friends that hamper their walk with the Lord? Do I guard them like Angel does us? I don’t have to bite people mind you, but do I guard my family as she does? I would like to say yes! Absolutely! In reality, I am not perfect and I get tired and a bit lazy at times of the fighting and just relax my guard just enough to let in an “interloper”. We are the only people that can take care of our families!

I Peter 5:8 and Philippians 4:7 Talk about being on guard and guarding your heart. We also have to guard our families until it is time for them to stand on their own two feet.  

Be strong in the Lord and the power of His might. (Ephesians 6)  Put on that armor and gird yourself for battle.  There is a fight for your children and mine. What are we going to do about it?  

Don’t let another one bite the dust in the world in which we live.  Be alert. Be aware. Let’s guard our families.

Farm Life. The saga continues with a snake in the hen house.

So our on going farm saga continues…
This morning as our middle child did her morning feeding of the chickens, she ran quickly inside yelling, “There is a snake or a snake skin in the baby chicken coop!!!” Sammy, super dad, followed her with great speed to the coop. Poor little guinea hens… 2 down. One made it impossible for the rat snake to get back out, and the other died in waiting.  Farm life is hard, and lessons are learned. We don’t know how it got into the coop and we have special fencing up to 4 feet tall. IT must have climbed and got into the chicken wire. Kind of like sin. We leave a small opening for it and it creeps up maybe at night or when we don’t expect it. We always have to be on alert. Always prepared. Consequences come from a “snake in the hen house.”