Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Miracles abounding....

Ok, so I promised y'all that I would do a post about the Miracles God has been performing around here. :-) So, here it goes!  Oh, and I am extremely sorry if my blog has gotten boring, as of late.. I am afraid losing followers is a good sign that people don't think your blog interesting!

In order for y'all to really understand what I am talking about, I am going to have to give you a brief rundown on what goes on around here during the spring/summer months.   Every year for the past couple of years we have run yearlings on our place.  A 'neighboring' (unlike in the city where you neighbor is two blocks away, out in the country your neighbor could be 10 miles from you!) rancher friend runs some of his cattle on our property-or, as it is properly called, we lease the pasture to him.  At the end of the season, we round 'em up, weigh them, and then he pays us based on their weight gain.  Now let's introduce you to another guy: Joe.  Joe is the one who feeds the yearlings for us.  It gives him a bit of income and gives us more time to work with our own cows by not having to worry about checking on the yearlings and whatnot.

Ok, now that that is laid out, I can continue. ;-)  We feed our cows 'cubes' (cake feed) during the winter when they are calving.  We usually stop feeding in the spring months because they typically have plenty of grass to eat.  However, because it has been so dry, no rain, and we have extra cows on the place, there is hardly any grass for our cows to eat.  So, we have had to continue feeding them.  That means we have fed since around December until now.  We will have to continue feeding until we get some grass. 

Joe has also been feeding the yearlings, but for a much shorter time period than we have been feeding our cows.  The other day, though, he called to say that he would need to order more cubes because he was all out (we have a HUGE bin that we store the cubes in.. Then we just drive the truck under, open up the little chute thing, and out it comes!).   When he called, he wanted to know if he should go ahead and order us some too while he was at it. 


That's right, I said nope.  Why, when we need to feed the cows?  Well, we aren't out of cubes!! We have been feeding our cows for longer and given them more cubes than Joe has been doing for the yearlings and yet we haven't run out.  If that isn't a Miracle, I don't know what is.......

Then, of course, we have a roof over our heads, food to eat, clothes to wear, a bed to sleep in, etc, etc.  God has been good to us........

Oh, and just to let you know... it did 'rain' yesterday.  Only problem is that it is so hot and dry, it evaporated before it hit the ground!!!  I know it sounds weird, but it does happen.  In fact, it looks rather cool from a distance.  You know how if it is raining a couple miles away you can see the blue streaks coming down?  Well, instead of it reaching all the way down to the ground, it stops half way down.. Pretty interesting.

Well, I hope this post was a little more interesting than the last couple of ones I have done.

In Christ's Service,


Trisha said...

Thanks be to God, Sarah!! Praising Him with you! Much love....

Martha Joy said...

How wonderful is the God we serve!

And dear Sarah, I do not think your posts boring! ;)

Hope you and your family are doing good!

Love & Blessings,
Martha Joy

Lilac Bud Gal said...

Thank you, Mrs. P!!!! I love you! :)

Martha Joy,
Yes, God is amazing. :)
I'm glad you do not think them boring. We are well and I hope you and yours are well, too! I need to check your blog soon, but I Think I lost my password.. 8^O But, hopefully I can either find it or remember it! :) Love ya!

Kathleen said...

Your miracles sound a little like ours. What a blessing, and you are such a special girl for acknowledging it.

Anonymous said...

When have you ever written a boring post? :)

Glad to hear that you, your family, and the cows are doing well.

Also, try not to worry about the followers too much. The ones that truly like you and your blog are the ones who stick around.

Prairie Momma said...

Yes, Dear Daughter, it is wonderful to experience GOD's gift of miracles in this way!! Then, to have enjoyed rain last night - HE continues to answer the prayers on our list. How wonderful it will be to scratch them all off soon!! LOVE YOU!!

Lilac Bud Gal said...

Mrs. M,
Oh, I would love to hear about them!! God is so good, all the time! :) Thanks for the comment. :)

Mrs. Wildflower,
Thank you for your sweet comment! :) That is very true about the followers. Thanks for the encouragement! :)

I love you back!! Yes, it is truly thrilling to see our prayers being answered... and YES IT DID RAIN (for those who didn't know!). We got 3/10 of an inch last night. It was absolutely wonderful. :)

Petra said...

That means a lot to know that God is able to do great things for His children. I'm so happy for you that He is stretching the feed. ;)

Much love, my dear friend!

Ellie said...

Hallelujah! Isn't God great?!!! He is showing you all so many wonderful things, and it makes me so happy to see them!!
MLE!!!!!!!! Love ya sooo much dear friend!!

Lilac Bud Gal said...

Thank you so much! Yes, it is definitely encouraging to hear what God is doing. :) Your story has been extremely encouraging, too! :) Love ya!

Thanks for the comment, dear!! God is Awesome! He is so wonderful and I feel humbled that He is blessing us like this...
Love you too!! MLE!