95 degrees in my kitchen!!! Whew, that is hot! Herman the wood stove has been working on keeping us warm but he is trapped. The air is trapped in the kitchen and Mr. Fix-It, my very handy husband, knew there had to be a solution! The rest of the house is cold, but the kitchen literally feels like a sauna, then you step into the living room and then you are in the refrigerator. Stand in between and there is comfort. But we can’t stand there all day, so I am very glad he had a solution.
He said he was going to put a hole in the wall going up to the upstairs to circulate the air. I looked at him up on that ladder and I thought, why not do something cute?! He looked at me like, What?! cute?! How can a hole be cute?
Well, I tend to think out side the box, I thought, why not get one of the old windows we tore out of the house, REPURPOSE it and use it for the hole! He and I went for a walk and a treasure hunt. We had to cross through the pasture to get to the barn on the other side of the creek. The cow followed us into the barn, a tiny barn and I am telling you, it was a bit hectic with a big cow huddling around us as we were on the hunt!
Mark said, “She is lonely! She loves us! Watch this!” He preceded to run out to the field and started dancing, frolicking, and jumping like I had never seen him do before. I was like, Wow, this is a cute side of my husband. Then the cow bolted out of the barn to follow after him and she started to frolic, jump, and she was kicking her heals out and leaping into the air with glee. There they were, my husband and the milk cow, dancing in the field, I wish I would have had my camera. That was really something special!!!
And as we walked away from her, she just stared at us in a very longing way! We are her special friends. Oh, I forgot to tell you, her daughter just had a calf!!! A little bull calf just this past month. Soon we will put the two steers and the other cow together to be one big happy family. I am so blessed to get to be a part of these animal’s lives. They truly are special creatures that God made.
The green grass you see is our garden plot. Mark put seed in their, some good rye grass seed, for our green manure. I am sure our cow wishes it was all for her. I oftentimes pick large handfuls of the grass to feed to her as a treat.
As we walked in the barnyard, I just had to giggle at the 3 little piggies. They followed us around the outside of the pen and made little snorting noises. My husband started to talk with them in pig language. He snorted at them and they snorted back! But they are most happy to see us when we have a pail filled with old milk or whey from making cheese! That is pig heaven for them!
Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him,
upon them that hope in his mercy;
To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.
Our soul waiteth for the LORD: he is our help and our shield.
For our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted in his holy name.
Let thy mercy, O LORD, be upon us, according as we hope in thee.
Psalm 33: 18-22