Sunday, July 7, 2013
Funny animals are "good medicine" AND more on July 4th
"A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones." - Proverbs 17:22
What happened was that yesterday morning, the boys and I walked the perimeter of the goat area, to be sure the fence was OK and all looked well. One of our dogs, Dixie, came along with us as usual. But then we were joined by an unlikely companion - our rooster Chanticleer. As we entered the path into the woods, I figured the rooster would turn around in a minute or so. But he did not! That rooster proceeded to follow us the entire route, which took a good 10 minutes since we stopped to look at things a couple times. Chanticleer even kept up a quick pace, following us at a jog. It just struck me as something so hilarious since I've only taken dogs for walks. A rooster going for a walk? Chanticleer did stop once and when he went off the path, Dixie took it upon herself to quickly bark at him and herd him back to the path. Hunter and I were cracking up. :)
Tabby is such a mama to our chickens still. I often glance out the window and see her micro-managing them. I most enjoy seeing her chase them! She loves holding them. You can see how big they've gotten in this picture.
Well that's our "farm update." I thought I'd share a little more about our celebration of Independence Day / Lilly's birthday.
Later that day, one of the balloons Hunter had chosen blew right out the door of our vehicle. I was so disappointed but Hunter cheerfully said "Lilly is getting a birthday balloon a day early! See that balloon is going right up to her in heaven!" Love his attitude.
On the morning of the 4th, I decorated the angel food cake I made for Lilly's birthday:
I dressed Solomon in his Lilly-colored outfit:
Gingerbread Bakery. YUM!! Hunter and I both enjoyed Lilly-colored gingerbread men:
LillyBear was with us to watch the parade:
My mother-in-law was in the parade representing the Pantego Academy Historical Museum, this year dressed as an Indian:
After the parade we had lunch, sang happy birthday to Lilly, and enjoyed her cake. My previous post has pictures of our balloon release at Lilly's grave.
When we got home that evening, I had a special surprise in Lilly's garden. Some red lily flowers had opened up that day. A "hello I'm doing great!" from Lilly maybe?