Sunday, April 22, 2012

Farmer Freckle

Comes by his new moniker 

quite naturally...

It's like summer out there,
thus the flaming red cheeks to go with the freckles.
The start of a mustache is really
a battle scar   -  from a fight with the gander
where the silly goose never got so much as within 50 feet of him.
The kiddo saw him out of the corner of his eye 
and did a complete flip over the garbage can he was putting out for the garbage truck.
We saw it all through the window.
That scratch is nothing,
You should see the deep purple bruise on his side!!!

He's gotten over a lot of his fears,
but his fear of the geese,
well, that's another story.
It doesn't help that the geese know he's afraid.

We might actually have to give them away.
But they are nesting right now,
so we'll wait.

Missy's another case altogether.
She sees that gander coming with his head down low
honking and hissing
and she goes straight at him,
grabs him behind the head and pins his neck to the ground.
And then around and around they go.
Too funny!!

BUT I digress...

The farmer is not afraid of his chicks.

In fact,
he's doing a fabulous job of caring for them.

 Today he had them out on the lawn.
and he was cuddling one in his hands
singing at the top of his lungs.

I could hear him all the way to the greenhouse.

"I Love the LORD, I love the Lord".
He was making it up as he went.

 Brianna says later he started preaching to them.
He said with great pathos,
"Hear ye, my little chickies,
harken unto me
and I will teach you the fear of the LORD."
 Brianna asked him,
"What's the fear of the LORD?"

"Hmmmm. I don't know."

"Oh," She said, "It means to Love the LORD with all your heart",
and James finished with much 
"SOUL and MIND!"
It's amazing to see him open up and blossom - to see him full of 
enthusiasm and life.
To hear him spout the Word of God
like it's a part of him.

The chicks have been a good thing
so far.
We are one week into the experiment.
Every chick is vigorously healthy, and since they sent us a couple extra
we have a total of 27.


momof4boys said...

So very cute and funny! Loved the story!! I laughed so hard about the part about Missy! So true to her character! She'll fight with one and she'll fight with all! LOL

Acceptance with Joy said...

If that ain't the truth!!! She never backs down for anybody.

Jennifer P said...

THAT was an awesome title. I love it. Angie, your chick pictures are outstanding!

Sophie said...

Can soooo see Missy wrestling the goose. Haha. Your pics are great!!!

Love your heart for the Lord that you are so diligently sharing with and teaching to your children. James has been listening. :)

Mama D’s Dozen said...

Looks like a great project for Farmer Freckle. (Love the first picture.)

Too funny ... the gander story. I can picture the flip over the garbage can. Yikes!

Hope your week is BLESSED!

Laurel :)

Oldqueen44 said...

The pics are lovely and the sermon style is awesome. Super cute.