The boys are trying to stay as cool as they can today. It tried to rain earlier, but that only made the humidity go up. I was out earlier this morning in the garden watering and checking on the plants. Things seem to be growing well. I wanted to water before it got too hot and caused all the water to evaporate.
When I got home the chickens were staying cool in the shade. (Aren’t “the girls” so cute 😉 )
I am in the mood for wadding… the river that runs through the battlefield we went to earlier in the week is calling my name…
This weekend promises to be a busy one. Tomorrow I am going over to the elderly couples house we bought the tractors from (https://seasonsgirl.wordpress.com/2012/04/15/look-what-my-husband-brought-home/) to help them clean. They asked me if I could come over to help them clean house once a month as they are having difficulty keeping up. Then hubby and I have errands to run, house to clean (for Sunday), and want to take the pups for a walk. Sunday we have my husband’s best friend and his family coming over for lunch and to hang out.
I have been thinking lately more and more about if our home portrays the values and beliefs we have. When friends, family, and their kids come over (we have had a lot of visitors over the last few months) do they see our belief in God, our love for others, and our love for each other. I am happy to say in most areas we are doing well, but there is always room for improvement. I think you can make New Years resolutions all year-long… so mine for the next few weeks is to see if there are ways I can create a warm, God valued filled, and healthy environment for those who come into our home. Is there anything you do to create this in your home?
Yep, those girls are cute. I feel sorry for chickens trying to stay cool wearing a down jacket 24/7 but I guess they’re used to it.
I think it’s fantastic that you are helping clean for the people you got your tractor from. That’s the kind of giving that will give back 10 fold.
Thanks for the nice words again. I do feel sorry for the chickens but they seemed to enjoy digging in my garden to nest in the cooler dirt under the tree. I made sure they had nice cool water to drink too. I am happy to help these folks they seem nice and I try to look for ways to serve others when I can. Hope you have a blessed weekend 🙂
The girls are very cute – do they spend hours sand bathing in the heat? Ours certainly do. Love that you’re helping the ladies out. As to creating a warm welcome in your home – you’re having lots of visitors so you must be doing something right 😉
My boys do like to be outside, the back dog Baxter is a sun bather… wierd dog sometimes 😉 Thanks for the kind words about our home. I will have to remember that.
My black dog is a sun bather too! 🙂
This is a nice post. Peaceful. I unfortunately don’t have the type of home you are talking about. Seems like I don’t have friends that come over. Most of my friends are from work and we don’t generally meet up after work. I’ve been thinking about this lately because I will eventually quit work and then I will really notice the absence of people. I need to start inviting people over for dinners and such.
Its hard at first to have a lot of people over as you have to do the cooking, cleaning, etc. But it is nice to get to know others. I find I have found friends at work, church, or just out doing activities I enjoy like hiking with the dogs. I hope you can start to have some dinner parties or just going out for coffee. I know you will enjoy it 🙂 Best of luck 🙂