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Sunday Blessings _ May 31, 2020

My Sunday blessings post today is written with a lot of pain in my heart. I have written a post as to why my heart is broken and so for this I just want to share a few photos and a Bible verse.  Thank God he is my strength today and everyday! This little lady is my blessing each day! Please share your blessings with us each Sunday! Just link up below! <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="all" href="//" /><script type="text/javascript" src="//"></script><script type="text/javascript" src="//"></script><script type="text/javascript" src="//"></script><div id="preview-31May2020" style="text-align:center;border:2px solid #bbb;color:#bbb"><b>Mister Linky&#39;s M

My Heart Is Broken

My heart is broken for so many reasons this morning and I am finding it hard to write my thoughts down. The farm is my happy place and I am thankful to be here this morning. My safety doesn't feel threatened here and my heart feels blessed here, but still broken.  First of all, a dear family friend lost his mother last night. Please say a prayer for Marge's family. Her son and my brother were childhood friends and so her and my mom became friends as well. Later in life, ( I was 22 or 23), her son and I dated for awhile and when he left for Desert Storm, I was thankful to be able to be with him as he left and visit with her as she struggled with him leaving. Although, we did not continue dating, her son and I have remained very close friends and he has even lived with my husband and I several times where he has struggled with life. Marge and her husband allowed me to travel to North Carolina a couple of times to see him while he was in training there and they remained a close pa

A Day's Work On The Farm

Hello! Most days by work begins early and continues until around 11 p.m. I am usually up around 5:30 a.m. and I begin my day by having a cup of coffee and my devotional. I will also usually spend 30 minutes or so reading before Mr. F is up for the day as he likes to sleep till 7. I always have his coffee made before he gets up and starts his day. Call it old fashioned or crazy, but I feel it is my place to have his coffee ready. I am already up and having coffee and it is not hard to place a K Cup into the coffee maker and make a cup of coffee.  Since mornings are the only time we really have to talk to each other, this is our time to share what is planned for the day. His phone usually starts ringing by 8 a.m., so we usually chat for an hour before my work begins. First chore of the day, usually occurs around 8 a.m., as animals are wanting to know where their food is. LOL! A trip to the barn to feed horses, cows, chickens, and the pigs followed by feeding the dogs, cat, and checking o

Days on The Farm - During Co-Vid 19 Quaratine

Many of you are fully aware of the work that comes with the animals that we have and all the other aspects of living on a hobby farm, but I wanted to share some photos of the things that we have been doing while being quarantined due to Co-Vid 19.  The nice thing about living in a rural area and on this small farm is that there is plenty to do while having to stay home and plenty of land to roam around on, while being home. We have taken plenty of walks on the property and we have found many plants and other fun things while doing our walks. With the grand doll being next door, it is easy to see her and since she had been with us when things started getting bad, we continued to see her as if we had been exposed, then she had as well.  She was very proud of herself for getting these plants ready for us. Plus, she loved the wild flowers (the yellow plants) that she chose for me.  She was careful to get the seeds exactly where she wanted them. It is so exciting to see her learning while d

Celebrating Mom - Sunday Blessings # 11

Mother's Day- a day to celebrate Mom! What an honor that we have a day to celebrate the woman that gave us life. I am combining my posts today to include a tribute to my mom who I am blessed to have in my life and what a better Sunday Blessing post.  Feel free to link up to my Sunday Blessing post and share your own blessings for today! Mister Linky's Magical Widgets If you are participating in Sunday Blessings , fill in the form below and press Enter. Your name:   Your URL:     Check to accept use/privacy policy (click to read) Please leave a comment after linking... Thank you! Click here for Mister Linky's name/URL cookie removal tool. Many of my readers will remember that a few years ago, my mom suffered a rare medical condition that placed her in ICU for a month and then in rehab for another month. Her life hung in the balance for a long time as she was only given a 5 % chance of surviving the surgery that she desperately needed several hours before our local hospital

Friday On The Farm

Another week has passed while we are still dealing with the Co-Vid 19 virus and the many changes that it has brought into our lives. As I hear unemployment numbers and the death toll that this virus has brought with it, I am deeply saddened. I worry that we will see many more spikes in unemployment as companies begin to attempt to reopen under new guidelines as to how to operate businesses and that some will find that the guidelines are just not workable. I worry that many employers will find new ways to run their businesses with fewer employees in order to cut back on expenses and the number of people in offices and other work spaces.  What accomplishments have you made this week? I have not felt well most of the week and so I have been taking life a little easier than in the past. I have still accomplished a bit this week. Normal housework is finished and normal cooking has been done. I have also managed to keep my office space organized and I am still working on some of it. I also h

Planting Hacks - Down on The Farm

For many years, I have made annual trips to the store to purchase peat moss cups, potting soil, as well as seeds to start our garden vegetables for the season. The past couple of years, I have been a little more frugal and decided that I should share these ideas to help someone else. Recycling can save a family plenty of money and we all know that, so this is a time saver and a money saver. Depending on what the cups cost at your house and whether you use the items that I am going to tell you about will depend on if this saves your family money or not. Normally, a large part of our supplies each year are these small brown earthy type cups that are called peat moss cups. You are able to purchase them, add potting soil, and then put your seeds into them, and even add the cup to the dirt as you plant in the garden as they are decomposable.  However, I am truly not a fan of these as I think that they are such a waste of money each year. I would rather have something reusable or use somethi

Life on the Farm During Quarantine -Adding Exotics

Our state has decided to slowly reopen as it seems that suddenly everyone is concerned about working and getting back to their normal lives. I am still deeply concerned about bringing this virus home to my family and I won't allow myself to get drawn into the hurry to open and go back to whatever normal life is. My only normal will revolve around the work that the farm takes and the animals and people that are here. The cows, horses, chickens, and ducks still have to be cared for daily. My father in law still needs daily help and my mom is still here with us. My grand doll is still next door and is still one of my favorite people in the world. Not much has changed their, but life has slowed and many of you are fully aware that I needed that.  I have done many things while in quarantine and I have greatly enjoyed it. I have read, written some of a book that I someday hope to publish, I have begun working on some pictures that needed to be in albums. I have also worked on many things

Sunday Blessings #10

Good Sunday Morning and it looks as though it will be a beautiful morning. I am so thankful for sunshine and warmer temperatures. As our state begins to lift some restrictions and allow retailers and other business to reopen following this month of pandemic, I will say that I am thankful for the reset button I have been able to use and recharge my battery so to speak. Life was hectic and it seemed as though always throwing curve balls my way, but now things have settled and are at a slower pace for my family and I am enjoying the time. Yes, I miss my friends but I am able to speak with them on video calls and over the phone. We have set up a group text that we check with others daily on and it is such a nice way to keep in touch.  Anyway, my daughter and I were able to look at a couple of venue ideas yesterday for her wedding. We looked at a church that she truly loves, but I am not sure that it is large enough and then we know the fellowship hall is not large enough for the reception.