Wednesday, April 28, 2010

For the Beauty of the Earth.....

Spring on Asher Acres!  I love this time of the year.  Fresh rains, beautiful flowers, adorable babies.  Winter is fast dying away and the earth is awaking once again.  As I am writing, the sun is shining its bright morning rays upon our farm and the dew is heavy upon the plants.  At times like this, I can't help but marvel at the Lord's beautiful and wondrous creation.  Only the King of Kings and Lord of Lords could create such beauty and tranquility. 

Underneath all this beauty however, much is going on.  Life is rushing past and I must occasionally stop myself and enjoy all that I have been blessed with.  An awesome God, a wonderful family, a marvelous home, a sound mind and body.  Oh, how I have been SO blessed! 

As to what all is going on here at Asher Acres.....I'll start with the bad news.  Mandie aborted.  So far, she delivered one aborted fetus, however she is retaining the other for some reason.  She is not dilating, so therefore we can't go in and pull it out (though we have tried several times).   It's saddening and we're afraid we may have to sell her or put her down.  This is the second time in a row that she has had difficult deliveries and won't dilate. 

To the more enjoyable news however, we're getting ready for our first show of the season!!!  We will be going to an Ohio show Friday/Saturday/Sunday.  I'm taking a total of 15, six milkers (1-9 yo, 1-4 yo, 2-2 yo, 2- yearlings), one dry yearling, one buck kid, and seven doe kids.  We may all be going down as a family, but that has not been decided yet.  We'll see how it all works out.

May the peace that only the One True God can give, come upon you during this beautiful day.  His love reigns forever!

A sister in Christ,


P.S. If you were wondering anything about the pictures....I took them the other day after a rainfall.  The camera I took them with was my parents Konica Minolta 35-420 mm 6.0 megapixel.  I love that camera! :)


Emily said...

They are really nice pictures Bethany! Did you use a certain program to edit the pictures? I love Spring too!!!! Now I just need to get back into shape, and ride my horses like...ALL the time. They are as out of shape as I am!
Luv u!

Bethany said...

I used an online program called photobucket to edit the pictures. I didn't do much to them, just put the borders and put the verses/poetry on them. Fun fun!

Luv u too! :)

Jenna said...

Hey Dear Girl!

Beautifully written post! Life does pass by so quickly, and I agree that it's important to carve out time to praise the Lord for His creation:) My Mom and I were just talking about that!

I am SO sorry to hear about Mandie...sometimes you do have to sell the trouble makers - why does that always happen to the "better does"??!

Have a *fantastic* time at the show - I'm looking forward to hearing how it goes!

I can't wait to see you next month!!! I miss you so much!

<3 Jenna

The Myers Family said...

Wow...I can't believe these pictures, they are incredible! You have a gift in photography along with your many other gifts! :)

The Myers'~