Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Quick Update

We have been so busy this past week that it seems as though the days just all run together. I guess it is that time of year again. We have most of our garden in and hopefully we will be able to finish it Friday. Our pigs are here, our chicks are here, and we have been having nice weather.
We are praising the Lord for his grace and protection. Yesterday on the way to our friend's house to help hay, we missed an accident by probably 30-45 seconds. We were so close that when we got there, there were no first responders or anything. They did arrive probably within a minute or two though. It was SO scary to figure out what was going on after we drove to it and then actually realize that there were people laying out on the side of the rode because it involved a motorcycle. We distracted the little ones so they wouldn't see anything, but the horror of seeing that is terrible and stomach sickening. It was so bad it made the news and the passenger of the motor cycle died and the driver is in critical condition. All we could do was pray, for the victoms, their family, and friends. We are just so thankful that the Lord can even use things like forgeting little ones' juice cups on the counter and dad having to run into the house to grab his back brace to keep us safe from incidents like those.
On a brighter note, here are a few things I learned since the last time I blogged:
  • While working for the Forestry Dept., check to see how much hose is left while cleaning them before you whip the hose around to get out kinks or you will end up with a huge bruise on the side of your knee
  • NEVER, NEVER hay in shorts (even if you have rubber boots that only leave a few inches of skin and think that it will only be a few truck loads).
  • Getting a sun burn on top of where you have hay splinters and cuts hurts REALLY bad!
  • Showering with sunburnt and cut up legs makes for a miserable shower
  • Planting seeds is nearly impossible with childrens' help no matter how many tactics you use!

I think I had some more, but I am too tired to think of anymore. Oh wait, that is another one:

  • Having a very busy week and staying up way too late every night is a really bad idea because by Wednesday your burnt out :)

I hope everyone is having a great start to summer!!

Blessings, Lindsey


  1. Hi everyone,
    I'm so thankful that you were not involved in the car accident!!! However, it is sad to know the conditions of those involved. How is your sunburn and cuts, Lindsey? You make me laugh, I loved your quick update. Was that the Smiths' first cutting? Trey and Jasper are so funny and the chicks are adorbale. The little kids must really enjoy having them around. As for the older kids, you must all like that they are on the porch and won't keep you awake at night. What are the brahma's supposed to loook like when they get bigger? Will they look like the astrolops? Were you able to get the garden in? Did you plant anything out of the ordinary? Hug, kiss, and squeeze everyone for me!!!!! Miss you and send my love, Beth

  2. I know how life is. We fill like that we are being stretched this way and that. I love your new profile pic. You are beautiful.

    Much Love,

  3. Sorry for the delay... Rose: Thank you!!

    Beth: Yes, that was the first cut of hay. The brahmas have fuzzy feet!!! I'll post a picture of an adult hen for you!! Yah, the garden is in and we were able to plant a variety of veggies!
    Love, Lindsey