Thursday, June 23, 2011

Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real

Midnight's kittens continue to grow.  They are starting to venture out from the barn and can be found nibbling leftovers at the 'compost' pile.

My happy girl at last weekend's wedding.

Columbines at my laundry stoop.

Today's Real isn't a picture (but it's one I'd love to get out of my mind) but some sad news and a lesson for all us farm Mommas.

Our Mennonite neighbours lost their 15 month old little boy in a tragic tractor accident.  He was out in the garden with his Mom and Dad thought he knew where he was.  Like Colin says, there's no arguing with farm equipment.  It was so sad at the viewing yesterday.  His 1st birthday cards were still out in the kitchen.  At least the family has such a strong community and family for support.

This is why I keep Ella in a fenced play yard, even though some people think I should be giving her more freedom.  Between Daddy and Grandpa on farm equipment, customers in cars and transports delivering stuff, it's just too easy for Ella to get hurt.

Please keep the family in your prayers, they are young and have 2 other small children.


Diann said...

Oh my gosh, what a terrible tragedy! It just reminds us an accident can occur in just seconds and a little life can be changed or snuffed out forever. How sad. I will keep the family in my prayers.

menatra said...

It was so sad when we heard the news here. The little boys relatives were suppose to come and tile drain our fields when it happened. Reminds us with little ones to be extra careful.

Paula said...

we were actually expecting the dad to come by and do some electrical. We forget how big farm equipment really is.