March 18, 2020 – Birth Pangs

Here is a meme on Facebook that I had to laugh at because I found it very true of our family life. I haven’t felt very much panic or fear in this time. 1. As a Christian, I believe that I need to be eternally-minded. If I die on earth, then I go to heaven….

February 4, 2020

I went to my bank account to check it, and was hit with the reality of what I wrote yesterday. I wrote about being a good steward by being economical. Two lines of charges right next to each other, coming out of my account, happened to be nearly identical in the amount charged. The first…

February 3, 2020

Eeking out every bit of rest. That seems like a dichotomy in some regards. Maybe it’s because I know that I only have maybe two more weeks, before I have to start working on the garden. Life has an interesting way of priming you for the reality that it is. Even though we have one…

January 26, 2020

Minimalizing My Garden I woke up this morning, took a shower, and read my Bible. I checked my Facebook page. I’m too cozy to get up and put the roast in the crock pot for dinner, so I’m making another blog post. I’m doing something productive, right? 😀 I’m a big lover of diversity, and…

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Nearly every morning I get up between 5:30 and 6:00 a.m. and go to sit down in what we call the “front room”. Really it is a parlor or sitting room, in the traditional sense, but it’s in the front of the house, so “front room” it is. I spend time reading the Bible and…

Working With the Rain

I’ve worked our garden through droughts and dry spells. I’ve shaken my fist at giant rodents called deer who ate my entire garden down to nubs. (I still growl when I spot a deer. I don’t think they are cute, not in the least.) This is the first year that I’ve had a hard time…

With Bated Breath…

Okay, so that’s dramatic.  Although, I have been keeping an eye on the 10-day forecast to see if the weather is going to be temperamental.  Last year, it was zero degrees mid-April and close to 90 a few weeks later.  We had practically NO Spring.  I like Spring.  I want one this year.  Please? Yesterday,…

Shifting Seasons

Things are shifting around here.  The seasons are fighting for control of the weather.  The snow melted, then it rained a lot, so the ground is seeping with water.  When I take a step, the mud squishes and water comes out of the ground.  We are trying to get our barn door repaired in this….