Greetings dear friends!
Dontchya just love surprises?!
You have no idea how hard it has been to stay out of the potting shed as much as I possibly could. It seemed every time I walked through the door, I'd freak out Momma Wren and she'd flit around like a crazed Mother. (takes one to know one) Anyways, I've been trying to keep up with the days, and couldn't take it anymore. Peeking into the basket.......
was a joyful surprise. I think you can click the picture to get a better look at them but this was the best I could do without disturbing them too much. How exciting! Once again, the shabby olde potting shed has been a birthing room. (Remember Gracie had 8 puppies on the floor in there as well!)
Walking to the hydrant last night to turn on the sprinkler, I saw two other baby birds trying to to fly next to the side of the shed. They probably hatched in the ivy that grows all over the backside making it one huge birdnest. -- Ya know; it doesn't matter if it's watching a calf be born, or a colt, ... a litter of kittens, puppies, or even newly hatched chicks or baby birds; I never tire of seeing new life!
On the flipside, you have no idea how hard it's been with these new babies around, trying to keep Merry Pearl away! Where I go; Merry Pearl is sure to follow. So now when I go outdoors; I find myself looking to see where she is, and then trying to dodge her; so I can sneak off to the garden without her. She really is a mighty hunter. She's drug up a rat... (I don't think it was Templeton), birds, and mice. I just know she would love to discover the nest of babies. Maybe the high temperatures will keep her on the porch!?
Our Ruth study is tonight and so far everything is on schedule! Even managed to get ice cream home from the store without melting too much. (104-105 today!) I decided to not heat up the house baking something for the gals, so we'll be making banana splits instead!
I know some of you have been doing this study as well. Our group will be discussing Chapter 5 tonight: Redemption! I thought my favorite part of the week was about "spoken blessings." But I keep thinking about my "willingness." To be a kinsmen reedemer; we learned that one must be near of kin, able to redeem, and willing to redeem. Boaz was willing. Jesus was willing. But Lea's not always so willing. What if Jesus had been unwilling?
Time to go put in my earbuds, crank up the praise and tidy up.
Can't wait for the gals to get here this evening and share what they've learned this week and hear what God's been doing in their lives. Sweet fellowship! I can hardly believe we only have one more week left!
Have a great day.
Sweet Blessings this beautiful, steamy hot day!