Lessons From The Homestead – Sheep Trials

     I’ve told you before how I look at the Scriptures where God compares us to sheep much differently since we’ve owned the creatures.  It’s interesting to make the comparisons.  They are lovely to look at, and I really do enjoy them.  The ram we own now we’ve had for about 2 1/2 years, and he is the most beautiful ram we’ve ever owned.  He’s not turned mean since he turned 2 the way the others have.  We like him.

     At about 4:00 p.m. today our doorbell rang.  At the door was a distant neighbor telling us that he thought our ram was out on the road.  Praise God, he sent such a great guy, because he actually chased our ram further down the dirt road he was on, and further away from the very busy main road, before he came to tell us.  We all headed out.  

     Long story short, it is now almost 7:00 and we are just now in the house with dinner started.  My husband left work two hours early, fought his way home in the rush hour traffic, and joined us in the final pursuit of the ram.  Two and a half hours it took.  The last hour in complete darkness.  Did I mention it was cold outside?  And that none of us had jackets?  And that Will was, surprise-surprise, barefoot? 

     We’re tired.  My husband and boys are back out in the cold fixing the hole that the ram, apparently, punched through the fencing.  There is also another section of fencing that we cut between our property and the abandoned property next door, hoping to herd the ram through the breech.  It didn’t work, but it did give my husband and Aaron a short-cut to walk the ram back through once he was caught, one on either side, holding him by the horns.  My feet are still defrosting.  Dinner is going to taste good at 8:15 or so.

     The girls and I were quiet today, though.

God bless you as you look well to the ways of your household!
Proverbs 31:27 

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12 comments to Lessons From The Homestead – Sheep Trials

  •   Mean at three remember, he still has six months or so before he can change his ways.  After tonight though, one head butt from him and he is a gonner!:nono:

      I still can not feel my toes:eek:

  • Oh my!  I’m so glad you all caught him!  You girls need to spend some time this evening with those toes stretched out in front of the fire!  We don’t want frost bite, now do we???:)

    Alesha

  • 😆  STOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOPID ram! :laugh:

  • LOL! Never a dull moment ey Cheryl? Be blessed, and I pray that you are all warm by now!

  • LOL! Never a dull moment ey Cheryl? Be blessed, and I pray that you are all warm by now!

  • Well-think of it like this….think of the workout you had today for FREE!!!!!!!:lol:

    There is always something God puts in front of us to keep us on our toes and puts excitement in our lives-yours just happened to come in the  form of a ram!:giggle:

    Have a wonderful AND exciting day at your house Cheryl!!!!

  • Well-think of it like this….think of the workout you had today for FREE!!!!!!!:lol:

    There is always something God puts in front of us to keep us on our toes and puts excitement in our lives-yours just happened to come in the  form of a ram!:giggle:

    Have a wonderful AND exciting day at your house Cheryl!!!!

  • Oh my goodness, that sure does sound like me sometimes. 🙂 Thankfully, I have a Heavenly Father who loves me enough to pursue me tirelessly as well!  I am glad that all are back safe and sound (and hopefully warm).  Who says we don’t need a little adventure now and then?

  • LOL, oh Cheryl, let me just say I FEEL YOUR PAIN!!!  (cause I’ve been there, my friend)

    In our case it was me, my 10 yr old son, a thunderstorm and 3 pigs on the road!

    I have to ask, what was a beautiful peacock doing on your porch?  Do you get them often?

  • What an  evening! Glad you were able to  get the ram back! It could have turned out worse.

    I love all the quiet pics you and the girls posted!

  • I take it that herding sheep (or in this case, ram) is kind of like herding cats. Do I about have that right? 😆

  • Oh my!!! 😮 😮 That silly ram. Doesn’t he know where life is good?? I’m glad you got him back, but I’m sorry you got so cold trying to catch him. Poor Will. He must have extra insulated toes. Brrrr.

    Hopefully he wises up and stays put from now on!

    You know, I enjoy the reminder that we are like sheep (and rams) for our Shepherd and that there are times He must feel the way we do when He is trying to do something for our good.

    Wishing you a non-sheep chasing Saturday. 😉

    Merry Christmas