"If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day." — E.B. White

Friday, April 29, 2011

How Y'all doin'? Weather worries, births n blessings...

I'm such a big behind these days with so much piling up, but I had to put that aside and just plain check in on my farmgirl friends. How are you all? This weather has been crazy and I've read some very sad stories... Praying you are all snug n safe after the latest tornadoes n flooding.

This was our time. Usually the small creek in our front pastures rises n falls fast... Yesterday it rose n rose n rose! Our farm flooded worse than during even our worst hurricanes... Guess the ground's already sooo wet and the rains so great... And when we finally thought it safe to drive the kids to school we were invited in to sit in the hallways while another tornado warning passed. Although we live far from the Baltimore metro TV stations they named our road during tornado watches and a news helicopter filmed our small flooding! We felt so blessed that our buildings are set up high. And that our old house is made with three stout courses of brick. Still, we were ready to hit the cellar any second. Thanks be to God we were spared any real damage. Some of our neighbors had water at their back doors. 




Although our horses looked cold n tucked up (after 83* sun beforehand) I was more worried 'bout the cows n geese that nestle near the creek down the road. I wonder if the poor geese lost their eggs? 

 Amazingly we were able to watch a momma cow give birth right beside the road on our way home from school. What a blessing indeed! Excuse the blurred pics. I think my Droid was a bit damp. ;-)


The calf and the sun rose. The water went down.
Praise be!


11 comments:

Sharon Lovejoy said...

I second that. Praise Be!

Wishing you good spring joys,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Farmchick said...

Great pictures!! Thanks for playing around and for stopping by too. :)

Buttons said...

I love Herefords I raise them also. I am sorry about your flooding life is throwing us a lot of strange weather hope you get back to normal soon.
We have all finished calving and I am so happy it was a long winter but things worked out for the most part. Take care B

MamaMonki said...

Glad you're drying out! Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Kritter Keeper at Farm Tails said...

oh how lucky you were to watch the baby being born! sure glad you all are safe. it is depressing to hear on the news of all the folks who are suffering with no belongings and no shelter. i just followed you and do hope you find some time for a visit!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Wow...so glad you are okay. When I got to the cow my spirit just jumped...even in the midst of hardship and devastation God still brought forth birth..life!

The picture are great...what a picture of hope for the future.

Keep safe...sorry about the loss of eggs, glad the waters didn't make it to your doors.

Deborah Jean at Dandelion House said...

Just wonderful... so glad you are alright and weathered those storms... you know how to count your blessings... good girl!
Thanks for sharing on farmgirl Friday!
Deb

Teresa said...

What an amazing birth! I'm so glad you didn't have any worse damage. I always think about those poor animals that live close to the waterways and if they can escape.

Lori said...

Rain, rain, rain....drought, drought, drought...
Hope you've dried out your hat n boots, more
rain is on its way this week...sheesh...
Perennials should have fabulous blooms this summer!!

Rose said...

How precious! Nothing quite like a newborn babe of any kind.

Stacey@Real Southern Living said...

So glad you are all safe and sound! The Tornados went around our town here in Georgia. The Husband is on his way to help out in Alabama as we speak. How wonderful to experience new life when things were so gloomy...spring babies are so much fun!