Friday, December 12, 2014
I am so sorry about not posting for more than 2 months! I will try try try to post more often now! I was pretty deeply involved in my church's Christmas play, so life was busy! :) Last night I was thinking, (you know, when you're trying to go to sleep but your brain decides to deeply contemplate life?) should I do a vlog? I might. Just might. :)
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Today is the official first day of Autumn! The leaves are changing, school is well underway, and the temperature cools. This Summer has been one of the best! Making new friends, getting closer to others, it's been awesome. Here are a few fun facts from my summer -
Best memory - Probably Mission Arkansas, a mission trip with my church's youth group to Arkansas. I had so much fun and grew so much in Christ.
Garden fun - The most we ever harvest from our garden in one day - 33 cucumbers, 66 jalepenos, 102 ground cherries, 3 gallon buckets of tomatoes, and 3 gallon buckets of green beans. We did LOTS of canning! :)
One new thing I tried - herb gardening. I loved it!
Things I am doing this fall - I am involved in my church's Christmas play (first practice October 5th! It can't come fast enough!) And being involved in American Heritage Girls. AHG is basically girl scouts with a Christian focus - I will post more about it later!
Everybody have a GREAT day, week, and fall! If you have any requests for posts - recipes, art, crochet patterns, pictures of my animals, or how I manage my many animals, comment below!
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Monday, August 11, 2014
Monday, July 28, 2014
I was playing with my cousins on Sunday evening at a family gathering and hurt my foot. Mind you, I'm one of few girl cousins and all of my cousins play football - it isn't hard for me to get hurt!!! I didn’t think it was anything more than a strained muscle until today when our chiropractor expressed her concerns that it might be a stress fracture. We are going to monitor it and see if it gets worse. If it doesn’t feel any better by Wednesday I am going to go to the doctor and have it checked out.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
What is more perfect on a hot summer day then a ice cold glass of sweet mint tea? Not much! This is a recipe from a family friend...easy, simple, and delicious!
*Use only the leaves. Stems make it bitter.
- 4 cups of water
- 2 cups of sugar
- 2 cups of fresh mint (Spearmint, Peppermint, Chocolate mint, whatever. I used spearmint and chocolate mint here.)
*Use only the leaves. Stems make it bitter.
Friday, June 27, 2014
Monday, May 5, 2014
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Yesterday was a beautiful day! Sunny and warm with little wind. I decided to go birdwatching and brought the camera along. :) I saw robins, chickadees, rock doves/pigeons and northern flickers! I am trying to learn how to identify birds by sound...the best way is to listen for a sound and look for the bird that is making it! I spent about a half an hour trying to find a woodpecker just by it's woodpecking...finally found it! It was a male northern flicker looking for lunch. :) I also got some good pictures of some Rock Doves...Doves are one of my favorite birds! There are 2 pairs that nest in our hay barn that always fly away whenever people come near...I climbed on top of they bales and waiting for them to come back, which they did, but they flew back out before I got a picture of them and didn't come back. I am going to try again sometime soon.
My favorite picture...
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Luke 24:1-7 On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. In their fright the women bowed dow...n with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’” Then they remembered his words.
He is risen!
Friday, April 18, 2014
This is one of my favorite breakfasts EVER!
3 Tbls Flour
1 Tbls Cocoa
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 Tbls water
1 Tbls oil (I use coconut oil.)
Sugar or sweetener of your choice. I use 1 Tbls.
Mix 1 egg in a coffee mug. Measure rest of ingredients into mug and combine SUPER WELL! Microwave for 1 minute - 1 minute 20 seconds. I prefer mine more well done. My sister likes it more wet and gooey on the outside. Top with redi whip and enjoy. :) I like to have a couple pieces of turkey bacon for some extra protein. Speaking of protien - I sometimes substitute 2 Tbls of the flour for whey protein powder for an extra boost.
Sunday, March 30, 2014
I want warm spring weather and flowers...so I painted a rose bush. :) I painted from a reference picture because I haven't painted with acrylics for a LONG time, and I'm not very good at them. I wasn't going for an exact replica, though it is pretty close.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Monday, March 24, 2014
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Friday, March 7, 2014
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Saturday, March 1, 2014
March 1st - 2 degrees, -17 wind chill and light snow. I want spring! Today I found a container of bulbs I had dug up this spring while replanting a flowerbed. I have no idea what type of flower it is - I didn't plant this particular bed, and the bulbs in question were too far down to grow. I found a bulb in the container that had sprouted a tiny bit. I planted it today in a pot and am eager to see what this little guy will grow into - it's like many of us - it has the ability to sprout and flourish - but it doesn't know what to grow into! With a little bit of help and nourishment...we can find out.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Today is FREEZING cold! All the animals are cuddled up in the barn while I am under blankets crocheting. I am working on this - Simple Chain Infinity Scarf - while watching the birds. When it gets a wee bit warmer I will go out and snap some photos of my animal family to show you. :) What are YOU doing today?
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
GAA stands for, "God, Art, Animals." Those three things are the things I love most in life. I was contemplating being the GAAFF Girl but that doesn't quite sound or look right. :) So let me just tell you that Family and Friends are right up there too! I am a teenaged girl who lives on a farm. I have 16 chickens, 7 cats, a parakeet, and a turtle. I want to be somewhat of a homesteader someday. My dream goes like this - chickens and ducks for eggs and meat, goats, and/or possibly a cow for milk, one or a few LGD(s) for protection and pet, cats for mice, and any other critter that happens my way. :) I plan on raising them as organically as possible. I would also love a garden! Maybe not one to provide me with things year round but one to at least to give me fresh fruits and veggies for the summer at at least some to freeze and can. Of course, a husband and children (who I will homeschool) fits in there somewhere too. :) A big dream, but I hope some of it happens! We will see what God has in store for me, my dream or His, which when I learn of it will become mine too!