Friday, August 29, 2008


Yesterday I spent most of my morning canning. I did 3 pints of peach jam and 22 pints of whole tomatoes. That is an awesome feeling. Isn't it funny what a row of jars can do for your mood. It is a ton of work but they look so pretty and you feel a little more secure that your family is going to make it through the winter a little better with your efforts. I also think it is amazing that everything in those jars my hands have touched.

I also got to visit with a friend yesterday. My motto lately has been "My plans are My plans, the interruptions are His plans" So I had a few interruptions yesterday but I truely enjoyed them. The only thing I didn't like is that while my friend was here visiting I let the girls put in a movie and then it was really hard to get back on track for school. Oh well learned my lesson.

Today we are headed to an Amish quilt auction. There is also a really large flea market there. We should have fun. I am going with a good friend, my mom, and an older couple that our kids call grandma and grandpa. We are going to have a picnic and hopefully just enjoy ourselves.

Have a wonderful day


Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Reading a good book

Lately I have been reading a good book "Created to be his Helpmeet" by Debi Pearl. I am really learning a lot from it. So far I am to chapter 8 and really feel like this book is vital to help my marriage. My marriage isn't really struggling but this has really opened my eyes to see what I need to do different. If your marriage is at all seeming down in the dumps you might want to check out this book. So far I learned that I need to look at my attitude. That Joy is almost infectious. I have noticed that if I just greet my dh with a smile and geniunely care about him and his day, it makes a big difference. Also I have tried to really let him know how much we appreciate him. I can already tell this is giong to be a soul searching and soul changing book.

I will try to continue to post on the book


Monday, August 25, 2008

Blogger Friend school

I have signd up for Blogger Friend school. I tried to do this last year and didn't do very well. It was fun when I was able to participate. I can't wait to see what the assignments are for this year.


Typical day on the homestead

Well lately my days have included putting up lots of food for the winter. I keep telling everyone I am preparing for the worst winter ever. My freezers are getting to the point of busting at the seams, but I still keep finding room. Today I was blessed from a dear friend with over 10 pounds more of blueberries. I also picked up another 1/2 bushel of peaches to can. That will be tomorrows project. Tomorrow I also have to pick all the tomatoes. I am hoping that I won't have to can these until Thursday.

Today we got school done. So far so good. This year is going well we are in our 3rd week of school and so far things are going well. Still haven't been able to get my youngest dd who is 4 to really sit down and do anything but I am not pushing it. She loves to do projects, but learn her ABC's that is another story.

Well tomorrow is another day, can't wait to see what the good Lord has in store.


Sunday, August 24, 2008

Our Sunday

Today was a great day. Started off doing our normal chores. Had a lazy morning at home until it was time to go to church. Church service was really good. Once we got home we had to get the house ready before we had our night service at our house. There was about 10 people and we had a really good time around the campfire praising God and learning about him. All in all a very good day.

Tomorrow I will try to get up pictures of the fort my dh mad for the girls.


Friday, August 22, 2008

The beginning

Here is the start of my new blog. Hopefully this will be fun and a great experience.

I am going to introduce myself. I am a 30 something mother of 2. I am a SAHM. I homeschool both of my children. They are 8 and 4. My oldest daughter is starting 3rd grade this year. My youngest daughter is learning her alphabet (when she wants to). Still working on getting her used to doing school.

We live on a small farm. (Well I consider it a farm since we have a lot of animals. We have a lot of animals according to my hubby but I consider it just the right amount. WE have 2 goats, that we milk. We have 12 chickens, 2 rabbits, 1 dog, and a cat.

My goals are to try to be a godly mother to my children. Work on my patience. Also to try to battle the rising cost of groceries. I also try to cook only whole foods, so that makes it even more of a challenge.

I look forward to getting to know everyone and learning from all of you.