Random Graces #4

This has been a week, I tell you what!

Moments from our House

In the past week, I plucked a chicken for the first time, delivered goat kids for the first time, and milked a goat for the first time. So all of that was exciting and fun.

But then the terrible happened. I hit the bathroom hard on Wednesday, and today, Saturday, I'm finally feeling better. This virus was nasty, hateful, and dreadful. No pictures of this event, your welcome. 

Good news is I lost 5 pounds, so....worth it! (Just kidding, it was awful.)

And today the most likely reason I'm able to get up and move around again (away from the bathroom) is due to the adrenaline rush from finding out there was a birth of two more babies on our farm!

So yea...big week around here! Full of good news, and not so good news...

Cool Links

Obviously, this week has been a bit...unusual. I've gotten a lot of book reading done, ahem, but I haven't collected very many links. But here we go!

Just because I wanted to study archeology (and still haven't ruled that out as an option for later in life), I loved reading about this find. Ancient Roman Leisure Complex Unearthed in Jerusalem

Plucking my first chicken, and culling our two big roosters reminded me of this post. We even talked with the kids about the very same ideas, that sacrifice is necessary in this life because God has left us dependent on the lives of others in order to live. It really makes you take communion a little more seriously. Culling Roosters

One of the books that I finished, and thoroughly enjoyed, was by Anne Morrow Lindbergh. She wrote this in 1955, and it's so funny to me how even then women were thinking about simplifying. She's got a fascinating and very sad history too, her first son was kidnapped and killed when he was 20 months old, and afterward, she and her husband eventually moved to a small island off the coast of France to basically get away from the mess. Anyway, here's her history, according to Wikipedia, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, and here's the book I read, Gift from the Sea. There are some parts that get a little out there, but she usually brought it back around to something I could agree with. 

Well, that's it, folks!

I'm going to go take a nap, or drink some water.


  1. I'm sorry you have been so ill, but glad you are on the mend. It is good to see all of those kids you've been awaiting.

  2. I'm glad you're feeling better! We had baby goats here for the first time this winter, too. It's such a rush! And I just love watching them grow.

    That book sounds fascinating. I should add it to my Goodreads list.


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