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Near Wolford, North Dakota: “The impact has been great. Wheat, corn, and soybeans are still out in the field. The wheat and soybeans are buried in some places. We haven’t been able to chop our corn because of the wet fall, therefore making it impossible to bring cattle home before the storm. They need to go in the field that the corn is in. We have been forced to feed cows out in the pasture the last two days which is going to deplete an already short hay supply. We lost all our oats hay due to the constant rain and the snow we had last week. The picture above is covered soybeans.
Our farmers and ranchers need our love and support. The impact of the storm across western and central North Dakota is dire. Farmers and ranchers across the area were especially impacted.
What do you think we can do to help our farmers and ranchers?
One FaceBook reader who saw these pictures wrote a comment that reflects what most of us are feeling: Holly Anderson “This is so sad. It affects so many of these hard working people’s livelihood. It also will potentially affect the costs for consumers as well. The moisture is needed but never is wanted in this quantity and this early. I am so sad for all of these farm families.”
Loving each other Means farmers and ranchers, too. What form will love take?
Share your ideas on this subject regarding the “Devastating Snow.” Do you have ideas about how to help?
Loving each other Includes the birds of the air. We love our raptors.
The Bridger Raptors Are celebrated each year At this Festival.
Wonderful surprise – Look at who I encountered: Our ATV Buds!!
What a great surprise! They were right there on the deck Enjoying birds, too.
I decided to Have a bit of fun with Bob. Here’s my new boyfriend!
I showed this photo To Bob, and told him “Tough Luck! I have a new friend!”
Always the good sport. He looked to find the foursome. “Great to see you, Buds!”
Here’s a toast to birds… A toast to fillet mignon… To Scott for great wine!
We came home with a book that will continue to help us learn more about our raptors. Do you have raptors in your part of the world? What’s your favorite bird? I’m fascinated by bald eagles. We actually see them in our area. What bird that fascinates you do you see in your area?
Only kidding… You’re not chicken for leaving in winter… But we will sure miss all our “Snowbirds!”
Four of these five guys head for warmer climate in winter.
Only Bob – on the left – the guy in shorts –
the one who thinks it’s warm
when others are cold-
And both of my girlfriends here will leave.
Penny, on the right, is the one
we are saying farewell to tonight.
Oh, but I can’t cry.
I need to count my blessings.
Better to have ’em part of the year
rather than not at all.
. And thanks, Mrs Hen, for the egg whites. Without them I couldn’t have made that angelfood cake!
Shortcuts rarely give
The results we so desire
I didn’t realize when I put the angelfood cake batter in the angelfood cake pan that I had taken a shortcut. But, I guess not fully reading the instructions is a shortcut to getting the batter made and the cake put into the oven.
If you live at the 5,000 ft. level and the fine print on the box says “high altitude instructions,” you should probably take time to read them. Otherwise, look at what happened… it overflowed the pan and the top became way too crusty. Do you think it still is salvageable?
Bible Lesson on Shortcuts
Interestingly, my Bible Study lesson from In Touch Ministriesyesterday morning dealt with this very subject!!
You’d think I’d learn, wouldn’t you? Impatience … rushing to get things done… multi-tasking … all are part of that “Shortcut Syndrome.” Not a good idea!
Read the Fine Print
The fine print below the ordinary cake instructions told me that people who are at 3500 to 6500 ft. need to add 1/3 cup of cornstarch into the dry cake mix. And it told me to beat the batter 3 minutes instead of only 1 minute on medium. Uh, I think that would have made a big difference. Ya think?
The lesson for Abram and Sarai had some fine print, too. “You are going to have a son,” was the bold print message. The fine print said, “But, hey you 80 year old bare woman, you gotta wait another ten years!” (or was she 89 waiting for her 99th year?) Whatever it was… it was wierd! And for good reason, the couple became impatient.
Taking things into our own hands, rushing God’s perfect timing, skipping the whispers and the fine print… those all result in disastrous outcomes.