Today was day six of baby Madeline’s new life. The first two days were not easy for her. She showed no interest in nursing. Her tongue and palate seemed to keep her from sucking milk from her mother. I’ve heard of mothers rejecting their calves, but Madeline seemed to reject her mother. Between us hand-feeding
Since I’ve never seen the calf nurse her mommy, I tried feeding her just in case. But apparently, the baby is not hungry for my bottle. So, I guess I’ll leave her alone. UPDATE since upload: A brother from church came by to evaluate the situation. He got his veterinarian on the phone, and the
This is not my first Chicken rodeo, but it is our first flock of chickens in Tennessee. This morning at exactly 10:00 AM I heard our Chickens going nuts, and the Bantom Rooster was in overdrive. Since Bantams are small, he has a Napoleon complex. But this time I think he was singing “Macho macho macho
As stated before, our front porch is a great place to relax. Today we were visited by a Luminescent Luna Moth. Our porch is also frequented by various Wildlife, Synchronous Fireflies, and some of the largest Butterflies. And sometimes we have a camera ready just in time. “If you have never seen a pearly crescent
Here’s more commentary from our porch. Update: The frog made Caliber very sick, and so she was close to taking a trip to the emergency animal hospital. Thankfully she recovered overnight. I was advised this creature is a Cicadas. They are good for the ecological environment.
Usually, the Deer congregate on the back side of our homestead, and they prefer the dark early morning hours. But this evening while taking a break on the front porch, I saw this White Tail Doe and was able to grab a zoomable camera just in time. It beats the city, that’s for darn sure.
Though the nut jobs would call them aliens, they’ll even convince the government to spend billions of our tax dollars investigating them. But in Tennessee, we call them Synchronous Fireflies, and they’re only here a portion of the year. And this is the season we can enjoy them every night on our homestead. They’re better
I saw remnants of mud above this pillar and thought it was from the wasps we see around, so I was getting ready to spray it. But thankfully before spraying, we saw Barn Swallows landing there. When we sit on the porch, they make it clear that we’re not welcome. Though my video did not
The theme in this chapter is the glory of God, praise, grace, and prayer. Matthew Henry said this of Psalm 19, “There are two excellent books which the great God has published for the instruction and edification of the children of men; this psalm treats of them both, and recommends them both to our diligent
Today was a wonderful Lord’s day. Brother Mike led worship in the singing of hymns, and the reading of Scriptures. I preached the below exposition on Psalm 8. Brothers Robin and Mike assisted with communion. We also had a visit from a wonderful family, and we all enjoyed much fellowship with them. The congregation participated