The Sheep of His Pasture

 It has been quite a while since I updated y’all on our small flock of wooly friends, and I am happy to say, they are fully enjoying their new home, relishing in the abundance of grass in our field this summer.

Sheep Summer 2014 WM

I just love caring for these sheep, visiting their little patch of paradise every day, and running my hands deep into their wooly coats.  A few of them LOVE to their daily “rub-downs” by yours truly.

Doesn’t that pretty bundle of fluff look so inviting!?

Sheep Photos 6 WM

Moving the sheep’s fencing is a weekly duty, to provide them with fresh ground to roam and eat as they please; this involves a few helping hands to get the job done.

Moving Fence WM

The ewes were very happy with a new addition to our flock recently…..Louis the ram!

Louis 2014 WM

Yes, he was quite taken with the ladies the day he arrived on our farm, and we look forward to seeing many sweet little lambs Lord willing sometime in March of next year!!!!

Sheep Photos 1 WM

“So we thy people and sheep of thy pasture will give thee thanks for ever: we will shew forth thy praise to all generations.”

~Psalm 79:13~

“The gratitude of the church is lasting as well as deep. On her tablets are memorials of great deliverances, and, as long as she shall exist, her sons will rehearse them with delight. We have a history which will survive all other records, and it is bright in every line with the glory of the Lord. From the direst calamities God’s glory springs, and the dark days of his people become the prelude to unusual displays of the Lord’s love and power.”

~Charles Spurgeon~

Grace and Peace,

Miss Antoinette Joy


6 thoughts on “The Sheep of His Pasture

  1. The sheep look quite ready for their first winter “outside”. I know working with them reminds you of God’s patience and care for us.

    Louis – as he should – looks very obviously masculine and not one of the girls, even though he’s still so young himself.

    • Yes they are Charity!
      They are not only ready for winter with those thick coats, but they are looking so much fatter since you visited last, and look quite pregnant. It is so sweet and exciting!!!
      As I pet my sweet wooly friends now, I ask them “So, how many have you got in there?” and they just look at me funny. haha 🙂

      Yes indeed! They teach me a lot of patience!
      As the Lord refers us to the likeness of sheep in His Word, this makes me wonder at times, how our blessed Savior could be so patient with us, if we are just as stubborn and stupid (in a sense) as they are!
      We serve such a “Great Shepherd” do we not; Who would be so patient and kind to “His sheep” and use us for His glory despite this!?

      “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.” ~Isaiah 53:6~

      Read: ~ 2 Corinthians:4~

      Louis is quite the young fellow, and he is a good protector at that! Thankfully he also knows who takes care of him and gives him food and has shown aggressiveness to us humans and does not see us as a threat. He is a good boy. 🙂

  2. Antoinette ~ what a joy to see all the Lord is leading your in. There is just something about His creation and and living in the country that brings about praise and awe of our mighty and wonderful God in whom we have the blessing to serve. We rejoice with you all! May He continue to bless and lead your family! Love you all! ~Mrs. Alexander

    • Thank you so much for your sweet comment Mrs. Alexander! I heartily agree with you there!
      the Lord has truly blessed our family abundantly on this farm, and enjoy every moment of it, living in His creation!

      God bless you and your family as well! *hugs*

  3. After looking at your posting and then reading ” the sheep of your pasture” it really came to life. I miss you and all your family. Love, Maria

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