Ellie’s Growing

My puppy is growing by leaps and bounds. Ellie’s extremely lovable and even at her young age, recognizes family and gets very excited to see them. Her puppy energy has kept me on my toes, and I have really enjoyed her. Ellie’s remarkably smart and catches onto training very quickly. I’ll share our secret tool we use in another post. If you need motivation for your dog, this will be it!

Needless to say, Ellie’s a highlight with everyone and doesn’t lack for attention. She loves to explore, sleep, eat, and be petted, with sleep probably being #1. 😉

Love,
Sarah

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My lil’ buddy.

“The pastures are clothed with flocks;
the valleys also are covered over with corn;
they shout for joy, they also sing.”
Psalm 65:13

What’s The Use of a New Saw if…

Nathan recently procured a chainsaw, and we had the perfect opportunity for him to use it on a tree that needed to come down. Our neighbor said it was a mulberry tree. It had lots of scrubby, twisted branches. A few weeks before, Dad, Anna, and Mary started the process by taking a large branch down.

Then, last Saturday, Nathan and his girls came over, and under Dad’s coaching, Nathan cut it down. There’s always an amazing feeling as you watch the tree start to move and then fall. The one thing they really had to be careful of was another small oak tree. They dropped it perfectly, saving the other tree.

Nathan did an excellent job!

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Here’s the tree.
Of course, Ellie was around.
Of course, Ellie was around.

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Aren't they cute?!
Aren’t they cute?!

 

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It’s going!
Crash!
Crash!

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Mary and Anna did an incredible job cleaning up all the sticks and brush.
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Way to go, Anna!
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Their stacking job was extremely impressive! Otherwise it would have taken three loads to the brush dump.

“Your little ones, your wives, and thy stranger that is in thy camp,
from the hewer of thy wood unto the drawer of thy water.”
Deuteronomy 29:11

Ellie Plays

It’s hard to narrow down pictures of Ellie. She’s so cute (but not as cute as my nieces/nephews). She’s done beautifully this past week and has definitely become my buddy. We’re training with basic commands, and she’s especially catching on nicely to the “come” command. She’s a smart dog. I’m also grateful Ellie is sleeping all night long! She’s growing up so fast–literally!

Happy 1st Day of February. Where did January go?!

Love,
Sarah

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The girls calling her to "come."
The girls calling her to “come.”
Ellie loves balls.
Ellie loves balls.
"You run, Girl!"
“You run, Girl!”
So much to explore.
So much to explore.
"What did you want?"
“What did you want?”
Anna and Ellie.
Anna and Ellie.

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"Come!"
“Come!”
"Yes, good girl!"
“Yes, good girl!”

“Because thy lovingkindness is better than life,
my lips shall praise thee.”
Psalm 63:1