Adventures in Haymarsh

Month: April 2023

Different World

What a difference!Β  With the snow basically gone everything seems 100x easier!Β Β 

We’re going to have to harrow out the ruts before we start stacking this year’s hay.
Great definition of Empathy at the end of this article.
We’re in the directory.

Lake Front Property πŸ˜‰

Our neighbor just told me she thinks we have lake front property.πŸ˜‚. The marsh is full of water.

Our 10 and 7 year old ran this electric line so we could sort out a load of yearlings. I’m a pretty proud Momma, I was packing a lunch with the 3 younger ones, Dad and Richard were setting up panels and Grandpa was catching and tying up his horses to clear out the corral, I was impressed the boys could tackle the job and do it well!
Rounding up.
Loading up after sorting.
Lunch time.
Quote of the Day
“Be a Catholic: When you kneel before an altar, do it in such a way that others may be able to recognize that you know before whom you kneel.”
–St. Maximilian Kolbe

Helping brother with his 4-H heifer.
Andrew captured some Northern Lights pictures again.
Our retired parish Priest sent this out. No Pressure! We adults and we parents have such a grave responsibility. We can form a child to be resilient and hopeful or crush them. Either way our impression sticks and stays. God of All Mercy and Love help us to form our children as YOU desire. Help us to form their hearts like unto YOUR own.

Feeding Time

Keeping the cattle happy until green grass comes!
Still remnants of snowbanks around.

Daily Verse

“There is nothing concealed that will not be revealed, nor secret that will not be known. Therefore whatever you have said in the darkness will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered behind closed doors will be proclaimed on the housetops.”–Luke 12:2-3

Psalm 42:1

Prepping for the Fair in August.
I’m convinced that good, lifting one’s thoughts to God literature will lead our children to deep, intimate, relationships with friends and possibly future spouses which will then help them attain heaven! Read! It’s good for the Soul. Memoir of Mary Ann By the Dominican Nuns that took care of her, a powerful book!


We’re on a warm weather trend…the melt is really picking up! Apparently, this area now holds the record for longest winter since records have been kept, I believe it’s 150 + days of snow without melt.

The ducks sure seem happy.πŸ¦†
We’re so grateful that Grandpa took a few hours last week and cleared a path for the water to run through the yard, but away from the house.
It was nice to swing in and visit Great Grandma after the 4-H meeting. She has much wisdom to share.πŸ€“

Quote of the Day”Oh, my soul, how much longer do you wish to be so stingy with Jesus? Why so negligent towards Jesus who made You? Why so lazy towards Jesus who redeemed you? Who do you want to love, if you do not want to love Jesus?”–St. Gemma Galgani

St. Gemma Galgani (1878-1903) was born in Italy, the fifth of eight children born to a prosperous pharmacist. When she was young, Gemma’s mother and three of her siblings died of tuberculous. When she was 18 her father died as well, leaving Gemma to help care for her younger siblings. She rejected two marriage proposals and became a housekeeper while trying to enter the religious life as a Passionist. She was rejected due to her poor heath, and later became a Tertiary member of the order. Gemma developed spinal meningitis but was miraculously healed, which she attributed to the Sacred Heart of Jesus through the intercession of St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows and St. Margaret Mary Alacoque. Throughout her life she united herself with the Passion of Christ and experienced great suffering as a result, but not without receiving many remarkable graces as well. She experienced many mystical visions and was often visited by her guardian angel, Jesus, and the Virgin Mary. For this she was known as a great mystic, and, according to her spiritual director, developed the stigmata at age 21. After a selfless life of love given to God for the conversion of sinners, she died on the Vigil of Easter at the age of 25. She is the patron saint of pharmacists, loss of parents, back illnesses, temptations, and those seeking purity of heart. Her feast day is April 11th



Surprise company came last night which made for a pleasant visit.
Time keeps on ticking…I helped my Mom babysit this cousin when I was 14, now he’s a father of two.
Virtual day today due to forecasted blizzard…this is what number he worked on today from the Seton Homeschooling curriculum that we use on the “off preschool days.” Fitting, I thought.
Ignatius received a really beautiful holy water font.

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