A day in the life....

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The ewes are in their new pasture and are happy. We banded tails and whethered the ram lamb, trimmed hooves and wormed so everyone is healthy and happy. I know, I know the banding should have been done when they were born but they weren't ours then.

It is lovely looking out our living room windows and seeing our sheep. It is peaceful and warm and fuzzy all at once!

Just a few pictures......

Friday, July 25, 2008

Not feeling very witty so here's just a couple of pictures........

Go Figure......

Saturday, July 19, 2008


As a 1930s wife, I am
Very Superior

Take the test!

They found a tree frog

Monday, July 14, 2008

Among the other critters they find on the homestead daily they found this.......

Learning to trust.....

Friday, July 11, 2008

Todd and I have been a bit discouraged lately. We are waiting for God to answer a need and we are waiting. And. Waiting. In the meantime we are discouraged. And to add the discouragement......we find our little Eddie has passed away in the night. We could find nothing wrong with him and he was fine yesterday. Yes, we are a bit discouraged.....but it is the hard times that teach us to trust. More on that here.....

We do have good news though. I have confirmation that I will receive Cormo's from Indiana and from Massachuttes. We are thankful for that!

Ah life.....

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Such as it is....Busy. Too. Busy. And of course what do you do when you are too busy? Well, sensible people slow down. Weed things out, say no a couple of times...... Me? I am not sensible, practical or (I need another llll word....). No. I take on more. Oh well this too shall pass or I will! It would be really nice God if you would send me an employee or two.........


Saturday, July 5, 2008

A friend asked me to post this:

The War
How I See It
Todd Louis Peck II, a journal entry
My intention in this journal is to record as best as possible the spiritual warfare surrounding my recent relapse of cancer so that I may later remember the lessons learned and perhaps share them with others. In fact, sharing the lessons is actually the bigger of my two reasons. My greatest hope is that through my fight and this record of it, others will be equipped and encouraged to take the fight to the Enemy. I believe that all of life is a war fought over the souls of each individual and everything that happens in life somehow fits into this war, whether we know it or not. So when hardships and trials come they ought to be viewed as Enemy attacks and dealt with accordingly.
In War the purpose of any attack is, of course, to gain some sort of advantage that will in some way bring you nearer ultimate victory. Rather, that sought after advantage is the destruction of some threat which the other has or the gaining of a position that leaves you a better position to threaten the other. The point is always to somehow hard the other's overall position in the greater scheme of things.
Thus, this relapse of cancer that God allowed was and is intended by the Enemy to somehow gain him something. That something, in this case, is probably to neutralize what the Enemy's high command perceives as a danger to their war efforts.
That threat may or may not be me (though I like to flatter myself that it is) but the fact is, for whatever reason, I seem to have been chosen as the main point of attack. I therefore, as a soldier in the King's Army, have the responsibility to stand and fight to make sure that the Enemy gains not and inch. For it is my (and every soldier's) duty to even turn this attack to the advantage of the Cause and the glory of the King.
This whole thing reaches far beyond me, however. It reaches into my family and into my church and community. I am just on facet of what is a large and complex battle being fought in this small theater of operation called West Michigan. The full extent of this larger fight I will not ever be able to fully comprehend this side of Heaven. Nor will I likely ever understand the extent to which my own standing or falling will influence the larger picture but I will stand!
Indeed, I am resolved to not just stand, but advance! I may be a small part of a huge battle but I will press my influence to its limits for the sake of the Cause.
Lord, have mercy if I should be cut down (i.e. if I allow the Enemy to get the better of me) for the greater the effort, the greater the defeat in case of failure. But by the grace of God, I shall not fail! As He wills, so may it be. Amen
Todd lost his fight with cancer on June 11, 2005