Grass!

Wednesday Wisdom ๐Ÿ™‚


Inspiration this week comes from Romans 8: 28:

“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.”



Six weeks ago, fire raged across half of our pasture ground and I was left wondering what taking cattle to grass would look like this year. I thought about all of the things that needed to line up correctly in order to make it work in the aftermath of the fire. The list of logistical hurdles was fairly long, and included “others” outside of our farm since part of the fire-destroyed fence was owned and maintained by the state of Nebraska due to the Interstate 80 right-of-way.

Right as my mind began to worry about the details, my heart clung to the knowledge that God would make everything work together for good.ย God knows me. He understands how much it means to me to have cattle on our farm when the promise of spring turns the grass green. Although my role as a “cattle farmer” continues to evolve, I still believe that God means for my life to involve time spent with my favorite bovines ๐Ÿ˜Š

Over the past 25 years, my favorite farmer and I have faced many challenges and met them with a varied degree of success. This time, I think that we got it right. As I intentionally remembered – “my part, God’s part, other’s part” – the logistics came together. Through prayer, work, and a whole lot of Grace, this morning we went to grass with 117 steers. We’ve cross-fenced off the burned sections of the pasture, and look to have enough grass to thrive through the spring.

And, my heart is filled with gratitude and hope! Thank you to everyone for praying through this time with us!


 

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6 responses to “Grass!

  1. Roger Hunt

    Glad to see everything has fallen into place. It is truly a joyful sign of spring to see cattle on the fresh green grass. For us, having a cow/calf operation is a double blessing when you see those little calves enjoying life with their mama’s! โค๐ŸŒž

    • The promise of spring and the greening of the countryside is such an awesome blessing! I am so thankful that you get to share in that too ๐Ÿ˜ŠHope that you and the family are doing well!!

      Happy Spring!
      Anne

  2. Carol Bauer

    So glad they worked hard and got the fence back up in time for calves. And that was quite a fire. Here’s a look from the NE State Patrol: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeKA5IdR67g

    • It was quite a fire. Amazing how fast it burned and moved. So very thankful that no one was hurt.

      We appreciate Mike and Will hauling the calves for us ๐Ÿ˜Š
      –Anne

  3. Becky Saddler

    What a beautiful picture of bovine and green grass! Your words so inspire us!

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