Yes, we are doing homeschool outside, today.

Probably won’t be the entire day, as yesterday it got too hot in the afternoon.

Why are we homeschooling outside in our field under a tree?

Frankly, the animals need to graze.

Our dairy goat arrived on Saturday!

(That’s a future blog post!)

The pen which both the lamb and yearling doe stay in doesn’t have enough grass to keep them and we haven’t built the hay feeder.

Handsome was the one who thought of walking the animals down to the field and enjoying the shade while letting them graze.

Jase hauled our picnic table all the way down here, by himself, yesterday, and today we are out here again.

Although it’s a beautiful view, yesterday we found our outdoor classroom rather frustrating.

Our new goat found such enjoyment out of getting in and out of the chairs.

She chewed Jase’s pencil, which is a mechanical one.

She nearly got stuck underneath the table…

Yet, all her antics were a reminder.

While she was causing us issues our lamb was grazing.

If we needed her, I’d call and she’d come running.

The Bible talks about the separation of the sheep and the goats.

Matthew 25:32-33 KJV — And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.

As a follower of Christ, I want to be a sheep, not a goat.

I want to be about what God has for me, not getting my head stuck in a place I was never meant to be.

I want to feed on the provision of the Lord, not climbing into areas which were never designed for me.

While we enjoy our outdoor classroom, I’m blessed God is teaching me far more than I had expected.

Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’
Matthew 25:34‭-‬36 NKJV

Dear Lord Jesus,

Thank You for Your Word. Thank You for opening my understanding of these verses. Lord, thank You for making it obvious that Your will for me is to serve as You call me to, to obey Your commands, and walk in humility, surrendering myself completely. Lord, please continue to help me be aware of those who are in need around me and show me how You want me to help. Lord, I don’t want to try to do anything in my own strength, please guide me in all things. Help me to hear Your voice and trust You continually. Thank You for Your patient endurance with this slow learner. Thank You for Your incredible love and mercy. I love You, Jesus. Amen.

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