The Bride’s Dowry

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Notice the green field clear of Star Thistle. My mother had a passion for goats just like the patriarch Jacob. This love passed on to my son and daughter and my sister. These goats you see have kept a whole field free of the Star Thistle weed. Other farmers want them in their fields.Now a new member has been added to the goat herd. A puppy with big paws. When I pet the dog I feel love in my heart for her. She can keep me from weeding too with her sharp teeth. She is a Great Pyrenees and Anatolian Shepherd cross. Destined to be a livestock working dog. No Star Thistle in the garden is a huge favor to those who weed in the garden. My professional title is “weed exterminator.” There is another field called Gilead that was given to the ancient Machir son of Manasseh, son of Joseph, son of Jacob. Gilead is the springs asked for by Achsah daughter of Caleb head of the Judah tribe. Caleb’s mother was the daughter of Machir, and she brings the springs, Gilead to Caleb and Achsah. The springs enlarge the territory of the bride, adding them to the south land of Judah.

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