Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Goat sitting. Really?

Yes I am. A woman  to whom I sold two does several weeks ago had just moved to our town and was not thinking about the commitment having dairy goats involves and totally forgot  that she had a trip planned out of town for her son's military graduation. WHAT TO DO WITH THE GOATS??? She called me to ask how messed up they would be if she left food and water but didn't milk them for 5 days, saying she was pretty sure that was a bad idea. I sensed her dilemma and offered to goat sit my former goats for her. Today she brought them back but was just thrilled at having them and spoke of how sweet they are and how glad she is that she got them. She'd asked me about bringing them back to breed in fall so I happily introduced her to Thor , our Future Stud Muffin. She and her younger sons were very pleased with him too. Yes, goat sitting. why not?
I saws the orthopedic doctor today who was pretty pleased with the state of my toe after we soaked off the old dressing to evaluate . I was pretty pleased with the suture job when I saw  it because Thursday night ,frankly my toe was a wreck. Today it's just red and held together with black sutures. (Photo upon request, decided not to post it with a disclaimer "Not for the Squeamish"  (wink!) Next week I will get the stitches out, have new X-rays and we'll see if the bone pieces are healing together  although he told me to expect that to be a very slow process. I stood on my foot TOO MUCH yesterday and by evening it was so swollen and sore. I really behaved myself today and I can truly feel the difference. Still restricted activity, and no swimming, certainly no mother- daughter shopping trips for  a while and no bowling. When Charlie and I took the kids bowling today, I decided that since I could not bowl, I could get busy on Riley's baby blanket. She is due to make her arrival in EIGHT WEEKS!!!!! Hard to be a very conscientious cheer leader when buried in intricate crochet instructions and counting stitches to keep the pattern perfect! It felt good to get  several inches and rounds completed.
We are praising God tonight for the fact that it is ONLY 82 degrees right now! We got a little bit of rain which cooled things down for a few hours and almost watered the gardens...almost. We still need about three solid weeks of slow steady rain to revive the parched pastures , yards, fields and gardens  but we will take what we are given. Tomorrow's temsp are due to be back over 100 again but for now I will happily open my porch door and let some fresh air in the house!!!
Don't you love  Natalie Grant's song, "Your Great Name"  I  love the music and I love the words! Listen alongwith the sound track as you read the lyrics below and be blessed as you worship!
Your Great Name

Lost are saved find their way

At the sound of Your great Name

All condemned feel no shame

At the sound of Your great Name

Ev'ry fear has no place

At the sound of Your great Name

The enemy he has to leave

At the sound of Your great Name

Chorus

Jesus worthy is the Lamb that was slain for us

The Son of God and man

You are high and lifted up

And all the world will praise

Your great Name
Verse 2

All the weak find their strength

At the sound of Your great Name

Hungry souls receive grace

At the sound of Your great Name

The fatherless find their rest

At the sound of Your great Name

The sick are healed the dead are raised

At the sound of Your great Name

Jesus worthy is the Lamb that was slain for us

The Son of God and man
You are high and lifted up
And all the world will praise
Your great Name
(BRIDGE 1)


Redeemer my Healer Lord Almighty
Defender my Savior You are my King

6 comments:

Jill Samter Photography said...

ha ha ha! goat sitting :-D

glad to hear your toe is healing. slowly but healing!

yes, i love love love that song too!

love you!
jill

whenpigsfly said...

I had planned to teach that song at church several weeks ago but God took me in a different direction. It's on my list for this week so far! just drove Jael to work and I am not throbbing so last night must have added more healing to the injury! Much to be thankful for!

Eric said...

It's awesome to see how God is using this song to bless and minister to others! Thanks for the nice post - my wife co-wrote this song!

whenpigsfly said...

Thanks Eric for posting !! I really like your blog as well adn especially your Happy Birthday post to Krissy!! Yes folks the Krissy Nordhoff who co-wrote "Your Great Name" is Eric's wife . Please do go check out his blog !!
Linda

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Mom and Dad said...

Hello Smith family,
I trust you all are well.

I have been doing some internet searches on Shunts today and you all came up.

I am a Christian and run an orphanage in Cambodia.

We had a baby born recently in our village that will require a shunt I believe.

I am not looking for money or anything like that. Just information.
you welcome to confirm who I am via our web and blogs sites.
http://www.agreaterhopeorphanage.org/

I can't find a way to contact you outside of leaving a comment.
Thank you
Kit Carson