So many blessings to count….. this past Monday we rounded up, sorted and shipped the steer calves to their new homes. A beautiful fall morning with lots of great help from Ogallala Livestock and also from our ranch help. Thankful to get to ride my horse on such nice mornings while the sun is coming up. We are thankful for a good, healthy calf crop. We are also thankful to have great people working alongside us on the ranch. Couldn’t do what we do without them.
I couldn’t help but think of our neighbors to the north. Some who lost much in the October blizzard, Atlas. One never knows when you ranch what God may allow to come across your path. It may be hail, blizzard, drought, flooding, fire or disease. Noticed I said God. There is no such thing as Mother Nature. One may wonder why God would allow some of these things to happen. We can not know all the things that our amazing Creator chooses to allow, such as the incredible loss in Job’s life, but we know that He has our best interest in mind and He is a God of restoration. He will not leave us hopeless. He is after our hearts, nothing more and nothing less. Proverbs 4:23 I have seen and heard stories of people coming alongside others in flooding to the south and blizzards to the north in ways that just don’t happen unless there is a crisis. God wants us to know that we need Him everyday and we were made for community.
Hail took all four pivots of our corn this year. It has been a pain in the neck getting roofs, pivots, tractors, windows, gutters, etc. fixed. Working with the adjustors and insurance and contractors=more time on the phone-less time outside. We have worked with met people who normally would not cross our path. It’s also allowed us to do some improvements at the Petra place. SOO, with a big sigh I will make more phone calls tomorrow….yes this happened back in August. The new shingles on all 3 houses look really nice and I love the new color on two of them.
So, whatever part of the country this finds you in, may you have hope in Jesus Christ, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.