Life Transitions

Is Your Life a Channel of Blessing?

Posted by in Bees, Faith, Forget it Sam nobody can read 4 ounces a day, On the Farm

Is your life a channel of blessing? Is the love of God flowing through you? Are you telling the lost of the Saviour? Are you ready His service to do? Make me a channel of blessing today, Make me a channel of blessing, I pray; My life possessing, my service blessing, Make me a channel of blessing today. We cannot be channels of blessing If our lives are not free from known sin; We will barriers be and a hindrance To those we are trying to win. We sang this…read more

Of Plymouth Plantation – William Bradford

Posted by in Forget it Sam nobody can read 4 ounces a day, Things I didn't learn in Public School, Uncategorized

Decided this year to log each book as I finish it. At the end of last year I was attempting to document all of the books that I had read during the year and I realized I couldn’t. This year I’m going to attempt to log them as I go. I don’t get a whole lot of time to read, particularly what I call ‘leisure’ books, but I do read as much as I can between family, work, farming etc. is a busy life. It takes me forever to read…read more

Bastiat

Posted by in Things I didn't learn in Public School

“Life, faculties, production — in other words, individuality, liberty, property — this is man. And in spite of the cunning of artful political leaders, these three gifts from God precede all human legislation, and are superior to it. Life, liberty, and property do not exist because men have made laws. On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty, and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place.” – Frederic Bastiat, The Law I guess I missed this book in my local public indoctrination…read more

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Finally some relief from summer

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As the heat has finally subsided for a few days I went for my first morning run today since summer began. 35 minutes nice easy pace 20 push-ups rotating wide, standard and narrow every 5 minutes using the lap counter on my watch just to make it interesting. I sort of started doing this in the spring as I’m more interested in overall fitness rather than how far can I go and how fast can I get there. I just can’t do distances like I used to my knees will…read more

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On the Farm,
Sunday, August 10th

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As was expected yesterday we spent time cutting the folks grass so today was more or less a get all we can done today Rain We have had a good rain almost every day I think going on 4 days now – rain makes pumpkins happy Blackberries I have been trying for almost a week to plant turnips and I swear its one thing after another – connected to the bed we had planned to plant the turnips I had a Natchez blackberry bush that is one of the lone…read more

On the Farm,
Friday, August 8th

Posted by in Bees, Harvest, On the Farm

Bees Most days with my bees are very relaxing. Some days I am the bull in a china shop. I neglected (forgot) to replace a frame that I had pulled for harvest about 6 weeks or so ago so naturally tonight when I pull the box above it off they had attached comb to fill the space … I figured this high up would just be honey not a big deal until I was able to set the box down and see there was brood and eggs in the cells…..read more

On the Farm,
Thursday, August 7th

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Rain again today – good rain for 30 minutes or so this afternoon. Lot of cleaning up around the ‘yard’ today – just stuff kind of scattered from various projects ranging irrigation to building bee boxes to working in garden beds. I prefer to keep everything organized but it gets away from you really fast – have to clean as you go. Threw some buckwheat seeds into the last bed the chickens were in and raked them in. Did a little weed eating between the beds. Harvest 2 Eggs –…read more

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On the Farm,
Wednesday, August 6th

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FINALLY some rain today. Had to do a little running around after work, spend some time with family not a lot of ‘farm work’ done today. The pumpkins are doing excellent. The plants that is no ‘pumpkins’ yet but flowers are imminent. Lima beans are doing well also but something has eaten the true leaves on a few of them so looking for pests. Kahlula our Brown Swiss/Jersey cross is looking like she may be due a month earlier than we thought. By that I mean late September. I really…read more

On the Farm,
Monday, August 4th

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Finally a little little little bit of rain today. Not much but was nice to have it if only for a little while. Not a lot of outside work planted a few flowers early this morning. Moved the chicken tractor. They sure do a nice job when contained :). Direct sowed some spaghetti, butternut and crookneck squash. We’ve had pretty good luck with rainbows since we moved here – I have some pictures somewhere of the ‘end’ of a rainbow…to the individuals that started the rumor about the pot of…read more

On the Farm,
Saturday, August 2

Posted by in Gardening, Harvest, On the Farm

The word for today is water Today June Bug and I worked to dig a trench into the center of the garden beds – primarily for drip irrigation. Naturally things don’t always go as planned and I managed to hit a water line for the outdoor faucets. This actually was an accidental good thing as it allowed us to run a new line specifically for a garden hose in addition to the line for the drop irrigation. As I mentioned in previous posts the ‘soil’ here is very much a…read more