Animals, Family, Family Matters, Literature, Plain Speaking, Rural Living

A Pre-Valentine’s Day Poem To Those Who Matter: Love Song: I and Thou

Nothing is plumb, level, or square: the studs are bowed, the joists are shaky by nature, no piece fits any other piece without a gap or pinch, and bent nails dance all over the surfacing like maggots. By Christ I am no carpenter. I built the roof for myself, the walls for myself, the floors… Continue reading A Pre-Valentine’s Day Poem To Those Who Matter: Love Song: I and Thou

Farming, Pets and Livestock

Entertaining Angels: The Lamb in the Living Room

I’ve written on this theme a couple of times before–Hebrews 13:2, “Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” That’s pretty much an ironclad rule for me, and although I can’t say I bat a thousand, my average when I get to the plate is high enough to make it… Continue reading Entertaining Angels: The Lamb in the Living Room

Animals, Music, Pets and Livestock, Rural Living

Occasional Quote of the Day: The Winter of Our Discontent”

I’m not sure that “glorious summer” is just around the corner. Or, even if it is, whether I should give credit to the “Son of York,” or some other Son in the firmament. All I know is that we have a new lamb here at Chez She, born today to our young mother known as “Star.” Dad lives… Continue reading Occasional Quote of the Day: The Winter of Our Discontent”