Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

The girls are all safe and sound, together, (for better or worse) in the barn. Glad to be rid of those stinky boys. (H.B. says, "I am NOT a stinky boy!)






The boys (particular the wethers) on the other hand, are bereft, "Why have you taken our friends from us?" they cry. Now they have no buffer between them and those gnarly rams. Oh, well, the balance of breeding season is often precarious -


We sang this hymn last week at church - I thought you'd like to see it "illustrated".




Autumn Hymn, by W.R. Jones


When summer green is fading and winds blow brisk & free
A wealth of autumn glories, recall us God to thee.




From flaming bush and headland, the woodland’s gold array
The captured light of summer shines back thru skies grown gray








Ahead the cold and darkness, the winter snow and storm
But autumn radiance tokens thine inward fire to warm;










No matter how we tremble, amid the darkness then
When love shines in the shadow, light shall break forth again.













Thou singer in the rhythms that echo in our hearts
We glimpse thee in the beauty the changing year imparts







Let loveliness in autumn, to us assurance be
That Joy knows many seasons in hearts attuned to thee

Amen.

6 comments:

Kathy said...

Awesome! thanks for sharing this, Tina!

And we hope both you and the Shepherd have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Rascal said...

Well put. Happy Thanksgiving!

Tammy said...

Beautiful, and the pictures are perfect illustrations!
Tammy

Wrensong Farm said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing that with us!!

Sharon said...

Thank you and amen.

vlb5757 said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too! I love all your pictures. I am hoping that someday we live someplace where there are Four seasons, not 2-3. Fall is my favorite time of year. I do love the leaves and the holidays. I was thinking aboug you yesterday. I got my new Spin Off and saw the ad for Black Sheep Gathering.