Quaker Hill Farm 2007 Winter News
1st Day, 2nd Month, 11, 2007
I'll sum these days up in just one long word - Brrrrrrrr! It has been very cold these last few weeks. Minus zero most mornings with winds that
really push one across the yard. It makes walking around tricky and I have to use extra care outside especially after having
had that bad fall on the ice a few weeks ago which as many of you know, knocked me out! The complete
amnesia lasted several hours and scared
my family quite a bit, but I was grateful after all to not have broken anything. The doctors felt I avoided major head injury
thanks to my hair
being in a bun. I fell landing squarely on the back of my head and my hair bun lessened the impact. What a blessing plain, modest
dress was for me that day! Recovery was slow - but I made it without missing the home births that were scheduled thanks to
the good help of my midwife assistant. Our kind son John decided afterwards that it was time to introduce a new vehicle to
the farm and bought Bill and I an electric golf cart as a gift to make chores less of a chore for us and navigating less
hazardous for me. I can't believe what a blessing that has been. I'm grateful every day for it. I had allowed myself to worry
what might happen if I were to fall again with no one here, but never said anything. But the Lord knew the concern in my heart
and provided so mercifully! Those of you who expressed such thoughtful concern for my recovery, I thank you most kindly and heartfeltly!
Despite the cold, we had a lovely surprise just a few days ago that really warmed our spirits. Bill came in from the
barn with the joyful news that 2 little ram lambs had been born!
Now, that was a beautiful sight and the more so for the event to be so out of season for us. We plan our lambing and kidding for late Spring
to avoid cold stress with the babies. But, me thinks our good Samuel Ram had more productive ideas for lambing season this year and
rescheduled without our knowing! They are beautiful Border Leister lambs and as a matched pair I can't help but think they would make a great
cart pulling team. We will have to see.
Blessings & Peace,
Words of Wisdom
Is anybody happier
Because you passed his was?
Does anyone remember
That you spoke to him today?
Can you say tonight in passing
With the day that slipped so fast
That you helped
a single person,
Of the many that you passed?
Is a single hert rejoicing
Over what you did or said?
Does one whose hopes
Now with courage look ahead?
Did you wast the day,
or lose it?
Was it well or poorly spent?
Did you leave a trail
Or a scar of discontent?