Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Animals on the Farm

After almost a year, the peacocks strolled back home. Last July, neighbors called saying their dogs were trying to kill the peacocks. The had decided to roam and there wasn't anything I could do to keep them home. Our two peahens had died, and we hadn't replaced them.
I was working in the garden and heard the peacock whahoo, and thought maybe neighbor had peacocks. Then these two guys walked up like they were always here.
All animals were surprised and had battles of dominance and acceptance. All is calm now. They are sick curious animals.

A friend of mine fosters puppies and put a picture on IG of a batch of Catahoula hound pups she fostered. I showed Craig and the kids and they decided we had to have two! 
Albert and Veronica are home now, having to make their own adjustments and friendships. Gromit love the pups, Shelia won't have anything to do with them. She raised the lambs, maybe she's out of the nanny business. 

The water fowl made heir own pack/ flock. Safety in numbers. We lost the white female duck early on, but no one else. They need help going up in coop at night. (Not the brightest animal). Our two year old duck has left the coop and made a neat under the house. We don't know if she wanted space or is sitting on eggs, but we're not sure how they'd be fertilized. 

Lilly is 7













Lilly's First Holy Communion












Tuesday, May 9, 2017

May Crowning












Waiting for the congregation to give flowers to Our lady. I am hopng others will share with me photos of the actual crowning. I couldn't get close enough.


 The reverence of the Latin mass - the priests and service bow their heads at every mention of the name of Jesus.


Father Berg, the Superior General of the Priestly Fraternity of the Society of Saint Peter. FSSP



I love Marian songs - and this one has grown on me over the years. 


Bring flow'rs of the fairest,
Bring flow'rs of the rarest,
From garden and woodland
And hillside and vale;
Our full hearts are swelling,
Our Glad voices telling
The praise of the loveliest
Rose of the vale.
O Mary! we crown thee with blossoms today,
Queen of the Angels, Queen of the May,
O Mary! we crown thee with blossoms today,
Queen of the Angels, Queen of the May.

Our voices ascending,
In harmony blending,
Oh! Thus may our hearts turn
Dear Mother, to thee;
Oh! Thus shall we prove thee
How truly we love thee,
How dark without Mary
Life's journey would be.
O Mary! we crown thee with blossoms today,
Queen of the Angels, Queen of the May,
O Mary! we crown thee with blossoms today,
Queen of the Angels, Queen of the May.



O Virgin most tender,
Our homage we render,
Thy love and protection,
Sweet Mother, to win;
In danger defend us,
In sorrow befriend us,
And shield our hearts
From contagion and sin.

 O Mary! we crown thee with blossoms today,
Queen of the Angels, Queen of the May,
O Mary! we crown thee with blossoms today,
Queen of the Angels, Queen of the May.
Of Mothers the dearest,
Oh, wilt thou be nearest,
When life with temptation
Is darkly replete?
Forsake us, O never!
Our hearts be they ever
As Pure as the lilies
We lay at thy feet.
O Mary! we crown thee with blossoms today,
Queen of the Angels, Queen of the May,
O Mary! we crown thee with blossoms today,
Queen of the Angels, Queen of the May.