You are exactly where you are meant to be in your life. And it’s the exact perfect time, you are not too early or too late. Each of us have our own unique path, our own unique steps and lessons we must take. You are not behind in your life, you are exactly where you need to be! Don’t compare yourself to others, don’t be jealous, they are on a different path, that’s not yours. Learn from the lessons you are given and grow your skills, your character, and your spirit each day.
Sports have been popular throughout the world for generations. For the Mandan and Hidatsa, in what is now #NorthDakota , the very popular game of Double Ball was mainly played by young, unmarried women.
The game consisted of three teams using two deerskin balls tied together by a leather strap and then tossed around from sticks 5 to 6 feet long.
To begin the game, the “double-ball” was laid on the ground between the teams.
At a signal, the players rushed forward. The object was to catch the ball with their sticks, throw it into the air, and then, by passing it to one another, throw it over the goal post.
Double balls on display at @kniferiverindianvillagesnps. Information courtesy of the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
A bit of an emotional morning for me today. This little calf, Clementine, has an injured leg and is unable to stand to nurse. It's so hard to watch her struggle! We haven't gotten her to take to a bottle yet and have had to use an esophageal feeding tube to get the milk formula in her belly (long tube that you stick down their throat 😩). Nathan is away from the farm working so feedings are up to me today, and I am totally out of my element! A lot of deep breaths! And quick prayers that we do all we can to help her heal.