What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Saturday, May 05, 2018

It Must Be May




































Laundry swaying in the breeze.  
Chubby, bare naked baby legs in canary yellow boots.  
Folding clothes on the porch.  
Flowers, finally flowers!  
Green.  
Eggs in abundance, the chickens are as happy as we are.  
Painted piggy toes.  
Bed on the porch.  
Shirtless boys (and the shirts I find scattered in the yard).
The dreaded and loathesome winter/summer clothing switch... it's done!  YES!
Cleaning out and organizing hidden spaces of junk.
The song of the peepers, lulling me to sleep.  
Windows opened, fresh sheets on beds.


So many good things...such long awaited, yearned-for goodness!

Andrew had his first litters of rabbits a few weeks ago, and they went from a nest of tailless rat-like creatures to these impossibly sweet little bunny rabbits.  He had four adult rabbits.  And then the other Mama had another litter.  We now have 20 darling baby bunnies...which is a bit overkill, if you ask me.  But no one minds that many when they are so sweet and cuddly and cute.  But in just a few short weeks those babies are going to turn into rabbits and then we may find ourselves with a little problem.  The goal is to sell them at a local auction (that sells livestock too).  I hope everything works out just.exactly.as.planned.
That's usually how things work, right?  a-hem.

I've been sorting and cleaning lately but with homeschooling, it seems like it is impossible to get anything more than ONE 'extra' job done by the end of the day, so it is very slow going.  The cubby today.  The mudroom tomorrow.  Sorting winter clothes.  Donation bags, storage piles, bags for friends.  I am trying to be content with those one 'extras' getting check off the mile-long list and not frantic about the fact that when one things gets checked off, two more take its' place.  

  I am high on spring right now- and it is pretty hard to get me down.  
Everywhere I look, promise.  Everywhere, life.  Reaching up.  Growing sturdy.  Becoming refreshed.

And so am I.









6 comments:

Full of Grace said...

Christiana saw the pictures of the baby bunnies and said oooh.. I want one.. ;) No bunnies here when we have Suka! Although I've had to laugh because Ginger the cat has both of our big dogs turned into overgrown balls of cowardice every single day when they come into the house. It makes me laugh.. :) Missed talking to you last week, hoping we can catch up this coming week :)

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ulli said...

Sweet Spring! We've all waited so long. Cute little bunnies, adorable kiddos, freshness, barefeet, laundry hanging, flowers and green! Good to see you post again. Enjoy the season!

Making Cents Of It All said...

Spring is wonderful. Love the bunnies and baby feet. Wish I had some of both. Enjoy every minute that you can.

Miranda Hupp said...

I feel so good now that it's spring! Winter kinda depressed me this year. I was excited to see that you posted. I've missed reading your blog.

Abigail said...

Oh, man. Those little kits are so dear. Reading Watership Down in high school wholly captured my imagination, and I can't separate real life rabbits from my kinship with and love for the fictional ones. This is a problem when I see wild ones hopping toward the garden-- conflict of interest! Akk!

Lovely photos, as always-- lovely bunnies, lovely children, lovely blooms, lovely May. What a month to be born in, eh?

p.s. That picture of Ruby looking down at the bunny is great. Longsuffering.