Authentic Compassion

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Bye Mikey

January 19 to August 19 - I'll miss you Mikey -
One of triplets - there was Mikey on the ground watching his brother getting cleaned up by his mom, Stumpy. Stumpy was good for multiple births but could only nurse one kid - so we bottle raised him. He had the loudest voice, always bleating the second he heard one of us coming from the house down to the pens. He and Rocky adopted one another as our two surviving bottle boys. (Rocky was a twin and rejected by his mother also). They were inseparable - until this morning. Poor Rocky seems to miss him today. We have buried Mikey and walked the property to try to find out where the predator is coming through. Probably going to put up a hotwire (electric wire) on top of the pen fencing and gates. Predators are part of real life - it stinks but Mikey had a great life for all it's being far too short. Even with this - it is still good in Buhlaland -but I'm going to miss that incessant bleating voice. Bye Mikey - oh he was named Mikey after that old cereal commercial where the kids try to find somebody to taste the new cereal and they shove it to Mikey - 'cause Mikey will eat anything. Yep - that was my Mikey.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Picking up a theme this week?

John 8:12 (New Living Translation) Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.

Nothing to add - it is well with my soul and it is good on Buhlaland. Thank you

Looking UP on August 2

You wonder (that is a literary device - because I obviously don't have a clue as to what you are wondering) why I talk so much about how I love this place. So I thought I'd work at showing you a little of a good morning with some pictures of the sun coming up. I totally understand that many of you (well that would be two or three out of the five I know who occasionally find their way to this blog) are not fans of that time of day. I am surprised by how much I love mornings - morning feels so NEW so promising. Even days I know are going to hold bad things(conflict - I am not good at conflict), hard things (funerals, separations whether temporary or permanent) or know(finding out news that hurts or scares or scars) it is still better to begin with joy. "Arise and shine for thy light has come." Chapter 60 of Isaiah might not mean exactly what my mother meant - but I heard that line first thing every morning for years of my childhood. Some years of my life - I absolutely didn't feel like shining, but now, I realize that no matter what else happens, the Light of the world came and nobody will ever be the same. Didn't realize I'd head this direction . I love mornings, each one is precious and the beauty so freely given is truly amazing!

Once the sun was fully up - I turned around and saw these beautiful clouds over our garage and workshop. God is SO generous! It is good in Buhlaland!

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

My mind works like that (when it works)

This picture is of a vulture (yes that little black dot in the middle of the picture - sorry I don't have a zoom feature )riding thermal currents above our pastures - and the BLUE fabulous skies we are experiencing.

OK I wrote repeatedly about the rain so here is my big announcement- it isn't raining now! Going smackdab into 100 degrees this week. Everyone (you can legitimately ask who is this everyone - tv weather people, bloggers and lots of just regular folks) seems to be talking about the Dog Days of Summer - apparently thinking it is about being so hot dogs are wiped out. But - in the search to bring some level of knowledge to my blogging - searched this info out on the internet - astronomy says :This week, just before sunrise, Sirius might again be glimpsed rising just above the southeast horizon for those living in mid-northern latitudes.
At more southerly latitudes, Sirius is already conspicuous, twinkling above the horizon at dawn. Sirius is the brightest star of the constellation Canis Major, the "Greater Dog" in Latin. According to Burnhams Celestial Handbook other names for it include "The Sparkling One" or "The Scorching One."
So Sirius is some hot stuff?
Am going to actually blog about food this weekend - having neighbors over for fajitas and salads and cheesecake with fruit. I promise pictures and if anything is worthy - recipes.
It is hot and all is well on Buhlaland!