Posted by: firstfruitsfarmne | February 26, 2008

Looking back a little….

I suppose you can never forgo the nightly bedtime ritual, even if you just completed a two day trek across the country with five children. This was our first night in Nebraska.


This was our first decent snow here. Being from East Tennessee, our children were more than a little thrilled.


Rachel, posing by the chicken coop. She’s already dreaming of a major egg business, but alas, no chicks available until March.first-snow-in-nebraska-002.jpg



  1. Josh & Kim,

    Boy, all that snow and cold out there makes a man wonder how he could put food on the table in case times get lean. I’ve got a few ideas:

    If times get hard for you all, generally that means times are hard for coyotes. Now contrary to popluar belief those coyotes are good eatin’ if you cook ’em right. ‘Course ya gotta catch ’em first…. You could let Caleb get hungry enough to cry (of course, if times are hard he may already be crying so this would work out well) and set him out on a stump at the northwest corner of the yard…….then you could set up behind a bush in the trees to the north and wait for the coyotes to come in across the fields from the west to investigate – I’ve heard it works better than a predator call!

    Or you could lure them in by having the girls dress up in chicken suits and let them wander about the yard making distressing sounds and wounded movements while you all set up on the roof – that way you can easily pluck off the coyotes as they are coming in for what they thought would be an easy chicken dinner!

    If the above scenarios aren’t suitable for you just remember Psalm 37:23-29:

    23The steps of a man are established by the LORD,
    And He delights in his way.
    24When he falls, he will not be hurled headlong,
    Because the LORD is the One who holds his hand.
    25I have been young and now I am old,
    Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken
    Or his descendants begging bread.
    26All day long he is gracious and lends,
    And his descendants are a blessing.
    27Depart from evil and do good,
    So you will abide forever.
    28For the LORD loves justice
    And does not forsake His godly ones;
    They are preserved forever,
    But the descendants of the wicked will be cut off.
    29The righteous will inherit the land
    And dwell in it forever.

    Love you all!

    PS: The snow and the house sure look pretty, but come spring, I would probably see if I could have that old blue oval ‘yard ornament’ hauled off and replaced with a ‘Bowtie’!

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