Dear Granny

February 6 – Look out for skunks!

Dear Granny,

We had an encounter with a skunk today! The dogs were barking, so I sent the kids out to investigate. They soon came running in all excited saying, “There’s a skunk out past the manure pile!” So we all trooped outside looking for it.

Sure enough, there he was, rooting around in the field looking for bugs. It’s unusual to see a skunk in the daytime. We followed him until he disappeared into the pile of brush where he hides during the day. We have also seen skunks in the tack room at night snooping around the cat food, but they don’t cause any problems. The cats clear out when the skunks come in.

While we were outside, we walked around the garden area. I have some volunteer onions coming up! I may let them grow. I am going to prepare the tomato beds soon. I was looking through the seed catalog and found some really nice varieties. I can’t wait to see how they taste.

Here is a picture of the kids wading through a puddle on the walk today. God is so good! We have our health, there is food in the pantry, and the roof doesn’t leak. What more do you need?

I hope things are good with you. I look forward to hearing from you.

Your loving granddaughter


February 4 – Another Rainy Day

Dear Granny,

It is another rainy day here at the ranch. It can get depressing when it rains so much. But the ground needs it. Everything is so green. I stand in wonder every time I go outside and see God’s beauty all around. I see Him in the trees. I see Him in the flowers. I even see Him in the wind blowing through the eucalyptus.

The kids were outside in the barn most of the day. We have the hay fort out there and they like to climb all over it on days like today. As long as they wear their rain boots and jackets going back and forth to the barn, they won’t get sick. Living out here in the country has made them heartier.

My husband loves me so much. He built an extension from the front steps to keep us up out of the mud when going in and out of the house. The dogs love it!. They lay on it waiting for legs to rub up against. For some reason, they don’t mind the rain. Maybe they know it all comes from God. Romans 8:28 says “All things work together for good to those that love God”. I need to take a lesson from the animals. They have no worries for the future. God knows their needs and will supply them, We need to put it all into His hands.

Well Granny. I need to get going. Supper is almost ready and I need to call the kids in to wash up. I love you. I will write again soon.

Your loving granddaughter