We haven't seen Big Brother's sheep for a while. Today, some of the ram lambs, or tup lambs, were being brought in for the winter. These animals will be sold next year, so they have to be at their best when it comes to selling time.
Because they're inside, their food will be used by their bodies to grow big and strong, whereas if they were outside, the food would be used, in part, to keep their bodies warm.
The wind was strong today, though not quite at the speeds we've had over the past few nights. Big brother, the Wee Guy and another nephew, Daniel, were well wrapped up against the 50mph winds in the afternoon.
The Wee Guy is clearly enjoying himself.
Oi, cove! Smile like your cousin!
As you all know, we had our Thanksgiving dinner yesterday evening. We had such a lovely time. Good food and great company.... What more does a person want?
Okay. Cake-pops, home-made by Dawn;
...and a gorgeous bunch of kids.
They spent the afternoon painting leaves,
and writing names on our place settings.
The Wee Bundle didn't want to miss out on any of the action.
After we'd eaten....
... the Bundle's daddy giving him raspberries to eat.
They didn't go down well.
...but we loved seeing his reaction.
Again and again!
Tonight, as head to bed and anticipate the Lord's Day tomorrow, we look forward to a day of rest when we can meditate on all the goodness of God to us, and give praise for all His our reasons for thanksgiving. As I type, the winds are around 80mph, and the forecast is for the gusts to be even stronger than that. What a blessing a warm, secure home is.
May you all have a wonderful Lord's Day, and may the resurrected Saviour, who is the reason for our weekly day of rest and of blessing, become all the more precious to us all.