The first sentence in a new entry can be the most difficult one.
And for me, a homeschooling mom, I tend to be a bit too tough on myself regarding what others perceive of my writing ability. I mean wouldn't you agree that we homeschoolers are held to a higher standard...
Or maybe it's because I can be a bit intimidated by some of the heavy hitters, you know, those bloggers out there that generate a ridiculously large number of comments...you know, like The Pioneer Woman (unfairly talented in a big way) or Tim Challies at his site Challies (very provocative...the comments are as good as his posts), and now I've stumbled upon a new one. Her name is Amy Scott and bless her heart she's a Calvinist, just like Tim Challies, but I love her. I mean I love her style of writing, her honesty, her humor, and oh boy is she one smart chickadee. Her site entitled Amy's Humble Musings is one I find myself clicking over to quite often. You're probably already aware of her site and once again I'm the proverbial kid that has missed the bus or if you need a better word picture the last one in line, the last to hear the "big news",...oh well, enough! I think you got the picture...word picture...picture...whatever.
And now for some photos for your visual entertainment:
I call this first one, Deception I.
This is Deception II.
Okay, so I know what you're thinking (okay, not really). Why did that quirky woman entitle these photos Deception I and II ???
I'll wait till the end of my post to reveal the answer.
Yes, we have a cow's skull hanging off of a post at the corner of our calf pen. It's there to remind them what happens to naughty little calves that push their luck (don't believe in it) too far.
Actually, I just think it looks cool.
The horses don't though, because they keep knocking it off! They're such dumb broads (sorry, it's the kind of mood I'm in today, you'll understand after this next picture).
Next photo, Jules!!!
Those that know me just groaned, really, they just groaned.
Because now it's all becomming very very clear why this post has such a cynical and dark tone.
That's right, you got it...another animal has been purchased and now resides here at our increasingly-growing-smaller due to over-population little farm.
Wailing and gnashing of teeth couldn't have prevented this from happening, it was beyond me.
He is a two-year-old gelding.
Tim wanted him.
And really Tim deserves him.
He's a sweety. The horse or Tim, you ask? Well, both...but I was actually talking about the horse.
I'm still trying to wrap my feeble brain around the whole concept of having yet another mouth to feed, but I'm comin' around, I think.
So the next time your kid asks for a fish, a hermit crab, or even a puppy for crying out loud...remember me and remember, It could always be ....a horse ((gulp)).
That's all for now except for my explanation regarding the leaf pictures entitled "Deception I and II''.
It's not a falling leaf but is hanging mid-air attached to an upper branch by a spider web.
Last picture...it's bright cheery and helps me to remember that everything in my life is really great.
I am blessed, really!