Friday, June 5, 2009

Life on a farm

Life on a farm is very exciting. New things are happening constantly.
The calendar is filled with dates of baby rabbits births and when to make soap.
The chickens should start laying eggs in a month or so and Ruthie (goat) needs her hooves clipped.
Oh, so many things to do! The garden has prospered well and I am very sad to see the lettuce gone.
But now, it is almost time for potatoes. We have tasted first fruits from our other plants and I am constantly in awe at this wonderful world God made.
There is nothing like waking up in the early morn (It does happen occasionally!) and hanging out a load of laundry before the heat of the day has even set in. The smell of crisp cool night air still in the air and the feel of dew on your bare feet as you dance back and forth to keep them warm.
While farm life can be quite a chore ( like waking up at 6:00 to go milk a goat who is not quite sure she wants to be milked!) it has many, many rewards.
Fresh milk that froths at the top, Organic crunchy veggies that taste out of this world, Fresh eggs, and soon to be fresh meat.
Yes, our dear little cottontails are for meat.
I am not quite sure about the whole thing....But, my dad assures me that it will be the best barbecue I have ever tasted. I will let you know!
I encourage you to take some time and look around, find the farm at your house.
It may be the curtains blowing in the breeze, the jars of freshly made strawberry jam in your freezer, or maybe just the flowers on your porch, but no matter where we live I think we all have a little 'farm girl' in us.
Happy Weekend!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

My New Years Resolutions:

Happy New Year everyone! I hope 2008 was a wonderful year for you!

Bria asked me to name my New Years Resolutions, so here goes!

1- To read my bible everyday

2-To complete two levels of violin

3- To wake up earlier (6:00....?)

4- To start the French Language program I received for Christmas

5- To, during the Spring and Summer remain consistent in weeding and taking care of my herb garden

6- To start a flower garden for the purpose of bouquets

7- To continue to learn more about soap making and candle making

8- This one is not really a resolution, but I really want to try and make a list to keep up with all of the books I read. I think it would be really cool to have someday.

Thanks Bria!

I tag:


OK I tag anyone who wants to participate!!!!

P.S. Who stayed up until 12:00? I made it! I went to bed at 12:04!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

The last few days...

We have been on the road alot these last few days. Back and Forth to Christmas Parties, Recitals, and last night a wonderful ball.

Down here in the South it has been in the 70's!!! So I am dreaming of a COLD Christmas!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmas Season

As this busy December continues to roll right along I have not found the time to post as much!
Here is a tag (I am about tagged-out!!!) from Hannah

Welcome to the Christmas edition of getting to know your family and friends.
Okay, here's what you're supposed to do, and try not to be a SCROOGE!!!
Change all the answers so that they apply to you.
Then tag a whole bunch of people you know. Tis the Season to be NICE!

1. Wrapping with paper or gift bags? We do both.

2. Real or fake tree? Normally a fake, this year we have a beautiful real tree!

3. When do you put up a tree? Around the first week in December.

4. When do you take it down? Sometime in early January!

5. Do you like eggnog? Yes!

6. Favorite gift received as a child? My American girl Dolls.

7. Hardest person to buy for? Daddy!

8. Easiest person to buy for? My Mom, I pretty much know exactly what she needs!

9. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes!

10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail them.

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? A box of band aids.

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? Hmmm... Fallen Angel, Rudolph, Frosty, Borrowed Hearts, The Nativity. I have alot of favorite Christmas movies!

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Usually in November, I also make some of my gifts.

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Yes! Shhh... Don't tell!

15. Favourite thing to eat and drink at Christmas? I like Hot Chocolate and Fudge.

16. Lights on the tree? Yes, white ones.

17. Favourite Christmas song? Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, and There's a Song In the Air.

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? A little of both.

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? Dasher, Prancer, Donner ,Blizten(?), Cupid, Rudolph. I can't think of any others!

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? We have a star that lights up this year.

21. Open presents on Christmas Eve or morning? Presents with grandparents on Christmas Eve, then with mom and dad Christmas morning.

22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? The Commercialism.

23. Favourite Ornament theme or color?I like silver balls.

24. Favourite for Christmas dinner? My mom's sweet potatoe casserole! Yum!

25. Favourite Decorations? Lights.

26. What do you want for Christmas this year? The Martha Stewert Cooking School Book, a new camera strap, and alot of books!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

We've Been Picked!

As many of you know we have been in the adoption process again for awhile. Well, we have finally been picked!! But this time we have been picked by God, not a birth mother.
Yes, my mom is pregnant! 15 weeks to be exact. We are so excited and are looking forward to a new baby being in the family. Mom has been really sick these last few weeks and is just now starting to feel better so we have been really busy! Please pray that everything will go well and Mom and baby will continue to be healthy.

Friday, November 21, 2008

'mini ' Photo Shoot

Emma and Laura, Thanks, I had so much fun!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Just a Thought...

If we as Christians believe that working on the Sabbath (besides necessary jobs like preparing food and dishes) is against God's law, then why do we support people who do work on Sunday?? We stop at Walmart to pick up a 'last minute' snack for bible study or stop on the way to church for a coffee (guilty here!) , isn't supporting people who break God's law just as bad as doing it??

Just a thought.