Everyone is up! Sausage, bacon and fried eggs are cooked. Hats and spurs are on. If you have not heard the clanking of boots and spurs on a tile floor, well let’s just say, you can’t sleep through it. 😉 Horses are saddled. It’s brandin’ day. 🙂
As my 2 favorite guys pull out of the driveway, I stretch my hand out toward the window and pray.
Lord, watch over the cowboys today. Bless their day!
Early morning work days do not always go this smoothly but today was smooth sailing. I am learning that the more prepared I am, the easier things go because aside from my husband, the rest of us don’t operate at 100% until after time spent with Jesus, coffee, chocolate milk and breakfast. I stay behind with our fiery five year old who is not quite ready for a full day on the ranch. But her daddy doesn’t leave her out. Her grandma horse (as she calls her) is saddled and we will join them mid morning. It is a sweet time between her and I, as we drink coffee and chocolate milk wrapped in a soft blanket on the couch. What will I do when I don’t have a little one to stay behind with? I might have to do cowgirl work. Mothering comes more natural to me but hey, God can work miracles. 🙂
The babies and the mommas are bellowing. You could not ask for better weather. The crew is working hard. Each doing their vital part. The little girls play and ride horses. The little boys gave every shot with a few snacks and games of tag in between bunches. These are the reasons why we enjoy this time of year on the ranch.
“Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.”
Proverbs 16:3 ESV
And that’s a wrap for today! Spring Brandin’ 2016 has kicked off. Now, I wonder if the boss man will buy us a late lunch? 😉
Thank you Lord for a safe, fun, productive day.