Going to Maria's blog while talking to her on the phone this morning... I found this great bright megawatt smile on Patrick with Romeo by his side at the new art easel for homeschool! I just had to start with my sweet grandkids so far away today. It is supposed to reach 80 today in Missouri, but here it is winter coat weather! Just back from the chickens with Lilly the dog at my side... the cold wind is whipping and no better way to get warm than to see this beaming smile!
We need to get through this cold week and then the warmth will be so welcome and feel so good to man and beast and apple blossoms, which are budding forth even in the midst of the cold and the winds and probably because of the rain!
We were able to do morning prayer this morning due to the rain delay in field work, and the big job done of getting cows and calves out to pasture. A total of 65 pairs are now on 4 different pastures, including about 8 pairs behind our house here. John and I could here them mooing while we ate our supper out on the porch night before last. That would not happen today! It is miserable out there. I hear from Nancy in KC and Maria on base in Missouri that they are having temps in the 80s and are using their air conditioning. I apologize to granddaughter,Therese, for giving her mom my allergies and then passing them on through her... so goes the cycle!
I have been waiting with some anticipation for the Gospel of the Vine and the Branches... I knew that it was later in the Gospel of John and I hoped that it would be soon! Today is the big day!