Build a home to fly free

A stork flies over a Virginia farm

A stork flies over a Virginia farm

This summer my father found he had a shallow spring at the corner of his property.  So he had it dug out to make a pond, and then left and overflow drain to keep the creek flowing regularly.

One consequence of building a pond on the farm was that wildlife now gets a new home to flourish in.  This lovely bird is one that took up residence in the pond area.  On the grace meter… I will happily give this one a 10 out of 10!

This reminded me of the movie “Field of Dreams” when the hero is told, “Build it and they will come.”

Instead of a baseball field, my father combined some diesel powered bucket loaders with nature’s life giving water to make a new home for some of God’s creation.  A home to which animals flock to and obtain strength to fly free towards their dreams.

I hope we can all find the springs of life God put around us, and build them up using the tools God gave to glorify his name.

-ehw

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