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Written by Sue, Friday, August, 26, 2011                                     ~Expecting rain and wind from hurricane Irene~

I had my first experience with an earthquake.... sitting on the couch minding my own business, when all of a sudden the house began to shake, the couch began trembling, and the lampshade  started swaying, I knew it was an earthquake, but it was over before it really began or I would  probably have panicked.....

Mr P. took ill and went to bed for two days , if you knew my dh, he never gives in, but earlier this week he came in at lunch, took a shower put his pj's on and went to bed, farmers don't do that unless they are about to go to the ER, at least this farmer doesn't..... he is doing fine now, it must have been a virus.....

Today was the kicker (no pun intended). I am getting ready to take my shower to go to the grocers for supplies as we have an impending hurricane coming up the east coast, I looked out the window and saw Rainy, the horse chasing one of our prized rams...

If any one has ever lived on a farm you know that your animals are always trying to find ways to escape, they are either jumping over fences, going through gates or holes, and even trying to dig out, never satisfied. The ram managed to climb through the gate, He had a nice place to graze, but was he satisfied? Nooo he had to go to the other pasture, (does this sound familiar?) Aren't we like this?
Philippians 4;11~ Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am to be content.
On with the story...

I immediately ran out of the house, barefooted, running as fast as I could to the pasture to chase Rainy away from the ram, the ram was so confused he didn't know how to get to the gate, all the while I was trying not to step on cow piles, but did manage to step on a fire ant hill,(I was running so fast the ants didn't have time to bite me,Whew!  He finally got the message and found his way out the gate, and guess who comes driving up just when I was finishing. Mr P. laughing , and saying how he wished he had been here with a camera... so much for appreciation. LOL

Later this afternoon, I decided  to take some photos before the storm, after taking some pics. I went to visit the chickens, and who comes out wanting to fight me,..He chased me, I chased him, so we called it a drawl, and who comes from the orchard laughing and saying how he wished he had a camera? Yep! you guessed right! Dh it is!... Don't worry I will catch him sometime soon, and "I" will have a camera. `LOL~

He's little, but boy is he mean, I don't know why he doesn't like me! 

As you can see he is missing a lot of feathers,He used to be so "purdy" but all he wants to do lately is fight the other rooster, well! he has picked the wrong person to mess with, I am not beyond wringing his neck, and having rooster stew.(just kidding)~LOL~
I decided I was going to end this day on a happier note, I went to the flower garden  gathered some flowers and made bouquets.... Nothing like flowers, or chocolate, to make you feel better!!~smile~

Hydrangeas, Zinnias, Roses and Cosmos

Zinnias are one of my favorite flowers, I will tell you why one of these days!!!
I am giving thanks to my heavenly Father, that Irene has been down graded to category 1, instead of 3, and they say the impact will not be as predicted, (though lots of  rain and wind).
Praying for all as we go through this storm,
Philippians 1:3-4~I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy.


Jenni August 27, 2011 at 1:12 AM  

Oh Sue! You and your "mad dashes" hehehe! I would have loved to have seen that one!

Glad Mr. P is better.... it's no fun being sick.....

And I will be praying for you all in regards to Miss Irene... she better behave!

Take care, precious friend,

Lady Farmer August 27, 2011 at 1:41 AM  

Yes indeed, you have had quite a week! Sorry your hubby was ill but am glad he is better now! I'm sure your 'antics' were the cherry on top to making him feel well again!
Oh, I've been know to step in 'things' I wish I hadn't a time or two, also! But when a farmgirl has business to attend, who worries about littel things like that! We wash! hehe!
Oh, naughty rooster! When mine try that, I chase them with a broom and smack them a time or two ~ they usually don't bother me anymore! :~D
Love the photos of your pretty flowers ~ can't wait to hear why Zinnias are your favorite! ;~}
Stay safe, my farm friend!

Susan B August 27, 2011 at 2:01 AM  

Hi Sue,
It sounds like you've had quite a week!

I'm also praying for those that will expericence the hurricane. I hope all goes well for you this weekend.

God bless you, my friend.

Carol August 27, 2011 at 4:30 AM  

Praying that Irene will bring no harm your way. Loved seeing your flowers!


Debbie August 27, 2011 at 8:00 AM  

Oh Sue, how could anything not like you!The rooster must have had a hard knock on the head!
I'm glad your husband was not ill for too long. It is odd when they go to bed, isn't it?
Once again, God has spared us terrible tragedy by slowing the storm. His grace is consistent.
I think we all know better than to make a camera too available to our husbands. THey might blog about us!And I love zinnias too, though they have a tendency to get mildew here in my garden. What's with that?
Hugs, Deb

Carmen C. August 27, 2011 at 8:34 AM  

Your flowers are just beautiful!!!! Glad to hear your hubby is doing better, and I hope you have to ill effects from Irene, sending ((hugs)) and prayers your way:)

Carmen C. August 27, 2011 at 8:34 AM  

Gosh darnit...that should say NO ill effects, good grief!!!!!

Debbie August 27, 2011 at 8:38 AM  

Good morning! This California girl has been through MANY an earthquake let me tell you, and they can be very scary...glad all was well with you. Sorry to hear hubby was sick...but happy to hear it was short lived. My hubby is like that too...if he actually admits he is sick and goes to bed, he probably needs an er...Mike was sick one day this week too....VERY unusual. Never did take to his bed though. Just kept coming in and out of the house for "rests"...no rest for farmers..I had to smile with your hubby wanting a pic of your encounters with the animals, haha...They probably WERE funny, but I will be looking forward to when you DO catch him. Have a wonderful week-end Sue. Thanks for the prayers....HUGS, Debbie

NanaNor's August 27, 2011 at 9:58 AM  

Hi Sue, Oh what a week you've had!So glad your man is back to feeling his normal self and I think seeing you running after the ram probably lifted his spirits. What a sight-I can imagine doing the same thing. Loved your flowers dear one. Please stay safe this weekend.
Hugs, Noreen

Tami August 27, 2011 at 10:38 AM  

What a week indeed....glad your dear hubby is feeling better. Your little stories are always so wonderful I could just see myself there....giggle!

Have a wonderful weekend!!
Hugs, Tami

Farm Girl August 27, 2011 at 11:19 AM  

Well, I will admit I wish your DH had a camera too. :) I can just see you chasing after the ram but running from that rooster. Oh my gosh, I wonder why he doesn't like you? I am so glad it was downgraded too, I just think it was the Lord.
I love all of your pictures.

Julie Harward August 27, 2011 at 11:39 AM  

Now if you can manage that routine everyday you will be in great shape and live forever! LOL

Kathy August 27, 2011 at 11:50 AM  

Oh my, I can relate to much of what you've shared. When my dad retired he started a farm - I was a teenager then - lots of chasing and lots of work!!! Now, my husband's dad has a small 'hobby' farm - they have chased the cows and goats so many times - they seem to prefer another farmer's pastures...hope your husband gets better - mine is the very same - so glad you visited that I might return the call - quite charmed by your blog!
God Bless,

Sandy August 27, 2011 at 12:50 PM  

Been visiting your lovely blog
every now and then. So sweet and
uplifting. I love zinnias too, all
sizes. Just seeing the last of them
now as they are beginning to fade.
Glad all is well in your home again.

Elena August 27, 2011 at 2:22 PM  

Animals are so funny, a lot of work but also a lot of fun! I love your flowers especially the zinnias.

Happyone:-) August 27, 2011 at 3:06 PM  

Always a pleasure to visit here. : )

Trish @ Lily-Rose Cottage August 27, 2011 at 6:57 PM  

My goodness Sue - I'm exhausted reading about your escapades with ornery farm critters lol!
I wish Mr P had his camera too ;-D
I am really relieved to hear the huuricane has been downgraded and the earthquake did no harm to you.
I am praying for you all!
Hope your dear hubby is completely well again and back in action.
Your flowers are lovely..I also love the bright and cheerful colours of zinnias!

Happy@Home August 27, 2011 at 8:51 PM  

Oh my, Sue, you have had a wild week. I learn so much about farm life from you.
Sorry to hear that Mr. P was under the weather, but glad that he is better now.
Your kitchen looks like a peaceful place after your busy week and the flowers are so pretty. I love zinnias too and look forward to hearing why they are special to you.

Mevely317 August 27, 2011 at 10:15 PM  

Oh!, I'm deLIGHTed you stopped by my place earlier -- so I'd have a chance to meet you!!! Oftentimes I'm stuck in a rut of work/sleep/eat/work and have to postpone blog-hopping.
This blog - your spot in the sun - makes me smile ... I'll definitely be back!

Heart n Soul August 28, 2011 at 3:03 AM  

Thanks for stopping by my blog .... what a sweet blog you have :)

Bobbi August 28, 2011 at 8:39 AM  

I don't know Sue.. I think maybe Mr. P was actually just resting up so he could be quick with the camera whenever you were in predicaments. Maybe he had a vision... lol.
That was some week! Dh will need to start carrying the camera in his pocket so hopefully he can get some good shots next time. If there is a next time.. hopefully the next weeks will prove to be without incident and there will be no need for that camera.
Honestly, this is such a feel-good blog and I always leave here blessed!! Thank you for sharing your days, Sue. (Phillippians 4:11~ one of my favorites!)

A Hint of Home August 28, 2011 at 7:41 PM  

So glad you're safe from the storm and that dh is feeling better.
I love hearing the stories about your farm life.
I'm not sure I would want to mess with that Roo either! He looks mean! lol
Take care and have a great week!

no spring chicken August 29, 2011 at 10:46 AM  

Is it wicked of me to say that I wish Mr. P would have had the camera? ;)

So glad that Irene's bark was worst than her bite. I would have hated what she would have done to all of those lovely flowers...

Just thinking how wonderful it is to have you back Sue. I always leave smiling... God is so good. And encouraging through our brothers and sisters is one of His great gifts. Thank you for the encouragements you always have for us.

Blessings, Debbie

no spring chicken August 29, 2011 at 10:47 AM  

Is it wicked of me to say that I wish Mr. P would have had the camera? ;)

So glad that Irene's bark was worst than her bite. I would have hated what she would have done to all of those lovely flowers...

Just thinking how wonderful it is to have you back Sue. I always leave smiling... God is so good. And encouraging through our brothers and sisters is one of His great gifts. Thank you for the encouragements you always have for us.

Blessings, Debbie

Janette@Janette's Sage August 29, 2011 at 11:23 AM  

Well when they sign you up for the next reality show I am going to tape every single show! You just always make my day....and I can just see you running and your hubby laughing.

Blessings to him as he heals...so thankful the storm wasn't what they had predicted...wow, earthquake and hurricane in one week....the earth does cry out with groaning

Have the very best of week..thanks for allowing me to stop in and enjoy your life!

Prayers for you all.

Farming On Faith August 29, 2011 at 7:13 PM  

I so enjoyed catching up with you~ sounds like it has been eventful around your little farm.

Hope you have a wonderful evening!

Rebecca August 29, 2011 at 8:17 PM  

That's enough adventure to last ya for quite awhile! Hope you have some wonderfully calm and beautiful days there on Pear Tree Lane this week.

Lynn August 30, 2011 at 3:40 AM  

Hi Sue,
Your week tired me out just reading about it. Love your writing. I could picture you chasing the animals and you DH smiling/laughing in love, watching you. Not sure where you are but do hope you and your family/home are ok after Irene. She was one nasty lady. Thank you for visiting and leaving such a lovely comment.

Victoria August 30, 2011 at 9:34 AM  

Thank you so much for stopping by my first Simple Pleasures post! Sorry I took so long in visiting your blog. Earthquakes are very scary!!! They keep saying us Californian's are used to them but I will never be used to them....they scare me each and every time!

Paula August 30, 2011 at 11:40 AM  

Oh Sue~ I just love your stories! *giggle* I'm glad my hubby doesn't know how to work my camera or I'd be in BIG trouble.
And yes, mean roosters have their place in my book- and it's NOT in the henhouse- it's on my table! *hehe*
Hope you're having a wonderful week, dear!

Christine August 30, 2011 at 7:25 PM  

Love to vist the Farm!
You always have a funny story about your animals and you chasing them.

We on the West Coast, prayed hard for everyone in Irene's path.
God is good!

Kathi September 1, 2011 at 11:35 AM  

Sue, Wow, what a week you have had. I'm so thankful you are all fine after the earthquake and then a brush with Irene.

Your gourds are beautiful. I have some growing. I hope to make mine as pretty as yours are. Do you use car wax?

I love your flowers too. Hugs, Kathi

Alice Lynn Alfred September 3, 2011 at 1:01 AM  


You are the sweetest, dearest woman of God....the lovely, beautiful aroma of Christ exudes from your life. Thank you for visiting my blog and for your kind words. I so look forward to reading your future Pear Tree lane Farm adventures!! Much Love and Many Blessings ~ alice

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