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Fresh Blessings of Spring

In the darkest days of the siege of Jerusalem–surrounded by the miseries of starvation and spiritual despair, the author of Lamentations wrote that the Lord’s mercies never end, but they are new every morning. If this witness could see fresh … Continue reading

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It’s Life! Lambs at Heatherhope

Consideration of torn ligaments, aching joints and joint replacements have caused Connie and me to not breed and lamb these past couple of years. The absence of lambs has left a hollowness in our lives each spring. Because, like all … Continue reading

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Easter 4B: Good Shepherd Sunday and Earth Day

The Gospel reading for this Sunday is part of John chapter 10–Jesus discourse on himself as the Good Shepherd (John 10:11-18). Wendell Berry distinguishes between farmers who are married to the land and others who rape the land. I see … Continue reading

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Triplets Born As First Lambs of 2018

As I write this there is still a dusting of snow on the ground, but spring and new life are heralding the Easter season. The purple finch is singing it’s boisterous song just outside the window. And we are in … Continue reading

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Taking Life and Death Personally

Number 248 comes to me. She noses my leg. I’m fussing with yet another ram lamb who stumbles and falls and is far too wet in her bottom fleece. I’m putting mineral in the feeders and watching if this ram … Continue reading

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“Meet and Greet the Lambs” Set for June 7

  Heatherhope Farm invites everyone to “Meet and Greet the Lambs 2014” set for Saturday, June 7, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. It’s been a good year! We have 34 lambs out on the pasture now and there are … Continue reading

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Easter Sunrise Service

            I was compelled. As assistant minister at the 10:30 Easter Eucharist at Salem Lutheran in Sycamore I felt mightily compelled to go against proper protocol and make a personal witness before reading the first and second lessons. Perhaps some … Continue reading

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Sheep, Eat, Sleep

Sheep.             Since April 8 it has been lambing time here. And we were watching for them for a week before then.             Twenty-one ewes have lambed and we have 34 lambs on the ground. Early on it was all … Continue reading

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First Lambs of ’14

Yesterday, up at 5:30 a.m. Other days I would toss and turn myself back to sleep and get up at  7:30, but this day we were a week past what the calendar said was the start of lambing, so there … Continue reading

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Meet and Greet the Lambs, May 25

Come to Heatherhope Farm on Saturday, May 25, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and meet and greet our 2013 crop of 21 new lambs. Watch them follow their mothers and enjoy their lamb frolics during which they gather like … Continue reading

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