Wednesday, December 16, 2009

rise and shine


Our wake-up call is sounded every sunrise as the roosters who live in the yard behind our home crow loudly...'rise and shine!'


But apparently these roosters haven't been to Rooster Academy; no one has told them that sunrise is the ONLY time to crow.
So they practice all the time.

I woke to persistent crowing one morning and dragged myself out of bed to start the day, only to find that the sky outside the window was still dark. Checking the clock on my way back to bed I found that it was 3 a.m.
That rooster needs some NyQuil.


Come sunset, all of the roosters (maybe 10 or so?) make a huge clamor as they flutter and fly up into the tree behind our kitchen to roost for the night.

Watch therefore, for you do not know when the master of the house is coming—in the evening, at midnight, at the crowing of the rooster, or in the morning...
Mark 13:35
(in other words, He might come at anytime those roosters crow!)

6 comments:

Lori said...

Ok . . . this is SOOOO funny ONLY because we had a similar thing happen when we lived in Korea only our bird was some sort of "woodpecker" and he pecked on the metal streetlight outside our bedroom window. Crazy bird!!!! We took pictures too . . . it still makes me laugh when I think of it. I will pray for you to become accustomed to the noise and for it to not wake you at all hours of the night. Maybe it is a sign you are to get up and pray? That's what I used to do . . . and then head back to sleep. Miss you!!!

us5 said...

great reminder, Lori...watch and pray. miss you, too!

Heritage Clan said...

Oh, my word!!! You never expected THIS kind of challenge, did you?

us5 said...

challenge? maybe a minor irritation. ;o) the Heritage Clan had roosters not long ago...were yours better trained?

Heritage Clan said...

No, they traind us! We did get used to the crowing after a while. One did end up in a cooking pot. Perhaps you will need to have Rooster Rotissiery for dinner to decrease the male population!?

us5 said...

i'm sure we'll get used to it, too! i'm afraid these roosters might be some tough old birds...