Friday, February 5, 2016

Baby Piggies!

They don't come much cuter!  It was a rather long night, but everyone seems to be doing well!  They were born late in the night, and upon discovery there were two who had already died.  10 is a fairly good sized litter for a Kune Kune though, so 8 living isn't bad considering that this was Jill's first farrowing...and ours too!  (Well actually, I speak for myself, since the other 3 Tevises that live here have experienced quite a few piggy litters in the past!)

Just some other assorted you are not quite "cuted" out yet ;-)

Theona loves watching "The Waltons" with me :-)

This handsome little fella (of whom I was the lucky kid-sitter for a few hours last weekend) belongs to my sister Victoria.  He was a welcome addition for a few hours, especially in light of his contentedness in comparison to my screaming lambs!

Uh...sorry about your boots, Richie!

The first couple months of the year always bring long days and nights caring for mamas and babies. I am continually reminded of God's never-failing love and care for us as I think of the joy He must take in blessing us with all these little lives, and the compassion he shows us as our Good Shepherd.  He shows us so much patience.  Ironically, lambs and sheep tend to test mine continually.  They are smart and stupid at the same time, and oh so demanding!  But I couldn't love any creature on earth more! 

Lately running has been a very uplifting hobby for me, and as I was heading down the road one day, I was reminded of Isaiah 40:31 How thankful I am to have the Lord, and how desperately I need that power only he possesses to renew a weary soul and body.  Amazing how scripture comes alive and hits home in every season of life and circumstance, isn't it?  

 "But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."