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Friday, November 21, 2014

Taking A Break For Family Time

Turkey Time or Thanksgiving Time is time set out for family in our house. Next week will fly by quickly.

I want to wish my mother in law a Happy Birthday! Her  birthday lands the day after Turkey Day.

My son's birthday is the day before Turkey Day this year. He would have been 24 yrs old. Crazy how time fly's!  

I will have a couple posts put together this week but for the most part will be really busy. We have three events starting Sunday 23rd to attend. We are blessed to have so many that want to share their holiday with us. All family! 

Ok everybody have a great week and weekend......

Please be careful on the roads... 
Remember Don't Drink And Drive...never know who's family is out there......
 


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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Hunting


Not really sure if all farmers/ranchers hunt but we do. We enjoy hunting. The walks in the woods is refreshing even though we do this in the off season anyhow, we still enjoy the woods. 
We headed out this morning not early by any means but it was a good time to go. The temp read 22-23* and we had a light breeze. Got to my spot and planted my hiney on a log. I was in a place were I could view all the way around me. Not to much brush just enough to not be seen that well by deer.   Mtn Man walked on to make a circle of sorts to maybe stir up the deer a bit.
While I was sitting there in my spot I started talking with "The Man Upstairs". Let me fill ya in a bit, which will take us off track for a minute but I will get back to the story. I have lately been questioning my faith in God, you could say. Wondering if maybe believing in a being that I can't see is really the right way of doing things. Wondering basically if I am a loon as some would say. Being a christian takes work which I am willing to do that has never been the question. My belief in a being that I can't see seems to be in question a lot. This is where faith comes in. My faith has been tested many a time in my life. As of recently it has been tested..... a lot. Well I can now put that all to rest and never want or am willing to question whether he exists.
Now the rest of the story as Paul Harvey (American Radio Icon) would say.... So I am sitting there talking to God which for some they would call it praying.... And I asked if he is really with me and he is real to please show me a sign by presenting me with a buck deer. Didn't have to be a big antlered one just that it was a antlered deer(buck). 3 mins later I hear some rustling off to my left, so I get my rifle ready, wait for a minute and through the brush I could see antlers coming my way. He slowly approached the opening that I had in view and out comes a nice antlered buck. It took me a couple of minutes to process what I was seeing, in disbelief that it really was a buck. I looked through the scope of my gun and made the shot. I then set my rifle aside and had myself a little cry. God had showed me that he truly is here! He brought me the sign about 50 feet in front of me. I then heard him say Now please, Mary.  don't ask me again for proof, I am always here for you my child. This deer was brought to me by God and I will never ask again. For the next time I may not like what the answer would be....probably something way more difficult. Now my job is to study more diligently and listen whenever he speaks........
 


Montana standards 5x5(10 point), Missouri standards 4x4(8 point)


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Monday, November 17, 2014

Random Pics From Last Week

We have been so busy lately!! With the new job we took on and the cold weather we have just been busy (occupied, engaged, involved, having a great deal to do).

Before
Today I thought maybe I could show ya what we have been up to which would sum up our whole week in pics!

And as always love hearing from ya!! Keep 'em comin'......

After


 



















P-Nut Headed For Work-Nephew Joe made her collar



So Dang Cold! Wind makes it even colder....

Potato Love
Wether to the far left

Is now hanging. waiting to be processed
Mess


Cleaned Up

Our first snow of the year...Sunday

And one last one of our visiting mighty hunter Sunday....didn't get anything but he sure had fun!

 















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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Sunday Passage

But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear. 
- 1 Peter 3:15

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Funny Story

FIL was telling stories again and this one I couldn't resist sharing with you. Close friends to them came over to visit. J & T are great people. J & T have one kid, a daughter K. 
J has been talking about getting a beagle for hunting. Neighbor to InLaws just happened to have a few up for grabs. They are papered, ready to go for the taking. So FIL & J meet up with the neighbor to take a look. One of the pups was spoken for already just didn't matter which one out of three. So they looked them over and after a lot of discussion J decided the dog in the North pen and the South pen were they dogs he would take. Now the thought heading over there was he would only get one dog but he decided he liked them both. Both are females. They head back up to the house to talk with the neighbor and explained which ones he liked. The question was asked what did the neighbor name the dogs? He replied "T and K". Oh, my really, T and K. FIL told J that his wife isn't gonna like this. They had a great laugh over the deal and went back to the house to explain what happened.
When I heard the story it makes me wonder if T didn't call the neighbor to find out if that really is the dogs names or not. Or if her husband was playin a game on her which isn't all that unnatural for them.
Can you imagine, he would be calling out his daughter and wife's name every time he called the dogs? LOL!!! 

I apologize for not finishing this story....J is the proud owner now of T & K.....despite his wife's refusal for more dogs. Gotta love his determination.....still not sure if the names are gonna stay the same.....time will tell!


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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Winter is here!

We are seeing temps in the upper 20's this morning. Brrrrrrr!
We look to see snow probably this weekend.... not much.
Have a great day everybody!

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Giving Thanks To Our Veteran's/Active Military

http://www.g2mil.com/vetsday.htm

I personally would like to Thank ALL our veteran's/active military. I have quite a few family members who were in combat and served during peace time. No matter what time or how you served, the point is that you did for your country. To me it takes a brave, courageous individual to make that step. It takes a belief in our country to protect her shores and her people. And in this time of history with the type of leader we have, Muslim, it takes a determination and conviction for our country that I think we have never seen before, to SERVE. 
I believe God is with you ALL. Continue to be strong, courageous and brave because those of us at home are grateful for your service!
For those of you who have made it home......With our deepest gratitude, we as a nation are in debt, to you All!


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Monday, November 10, 2014

Snickers New Man

Left to Right-Wether(No Name), Snickers, Little Man

8 months old and did his job!

Look to have little ones come April!





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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Sunday Passage


If you [really] love Me, you will keep (obey) My commands.
John 14:15 

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Loom Work In My Spare Time

Picked up a project I had put away for a bit. Making a horse bridle band that can be removed. Tedious work...but love to see the end product. I create as I go...no plan usually it just appears......
Bet you can see the other one I started(planned out). I had a plan for it for a customer but they changed their mind on what they wanted...so will finish and then put up for sale.
You can find more of our work here....https://www.facebook.com/BeavertailTradingPost 

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Elections

Elections were yesterday as you may know. Looks like the republican party made a sweep across the board. I am not as naive as one thinks but I do hope they stick by their word and clean house a bit. 
I found a scripture that is applicable to the elections:

Romans 13:1-5Amplified Bible (AMP)

13 Let every person be loyally subject to the governing (civil) authorities. For there is no authority except from God [by His permission, His sanction], and those that exist do so by God’s appointment.
Therefore he who resists and sets himself up against the authorities resists what God has appointed and arranged [in divine order]. And those who resist will bring down judgment upon themselves [receiving the penalty due them].
For civil authorities are not a terror to [people of] good conduct, but to [those of] bad behavior. Would you have no dread of him who is in authority? Then do what is right and you will receive his approval and commendation.
For he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, [you should dread him and] be afraid, for he does not bear and wear the sword for nothing. He is God’s servant to execute His wrath (punishment, vengeance) on the wrongdoer.
Therefore one must be subject, not only to avoid God’s wrath and escape punishment, but also as a matter of principle and for the sake of conscience.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Beginning Again, Again!

I am sorry I didn't write yesterday but I was a little busy. We have started a new job yesterday that requires us our full attention. We are starting a new business involving chainsaw work, brush hogging, fence building and general property management. We are excited to finally be at this point. 

As most of you know, Mtn Man has been down for the last year from a full knee reconstruction. He has been told he can return to work. It was suggested that he look for another line of work which requires some re-training. This is like telling a work horse that he can't pull a plow anymore! Not willing to quit!

We prayed heavily for God to show us the way. Trying to listen to His direction, hoping we are not failing. Having faith that He will show us our new path and direction He wants us to go. This has been a struggle as it is for many humans. Our very nature is to "do it ourselves" meaning for most not including God in the equation. We are working hard in changing our thinking involving Him in our every decision. This process makes things so much smoother. And He continuously surprises us of what He is capable of doing in our life. He requires action from us which we are willing to give and feel that we need to give Him more as the days pass by.


Yesterday was our first day on this property. We had scoped(met with the owners) this job out earlier last week to see if we felt it was something that we could handle. FIL has agreed to help out when he is available. We will be clearing out the tree tops, cleaning out the leftover wood, brush hogging about 45 acres of ground and stump removal. When it is done we hope to have it look like a park and usable to build on. This job will take us into spring and then we hope to have more work after that......
This new venture is exciting to us both.. God is great! He has our backs, now if I can just let Him do his job and trust that He will, we will all be better for it! I am a natural in the worry department! I was born on Tax Day enough said! LOL! No but really I have to work at  not worrying. Which takes action on my part. Conscientiously thinking that God has this situation of ours in His hands and has it already figured out. Being conscious of the fact that He really wants us to succeed in whatever we set out to do,  not fail as so many of our human acquaintances of our past  would like to see us do. God has got this! 
 
Today we have been rained out .....maybe  we can do something tomorrow. Yesterday I brush hogged while Mtn Man did a bit of chainsaw work. We felt our first day was fulfilling!
Here are some "before" pics I took yesterday....
This parcel is where I concentrated on yesterday...looks a whole lot different now.




  Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths (NKJV)-Prov 3:5,6

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Sunday, November 2, 2014

Sunday Passage

Saturday after we came home from an estate auction (kin to our neighbors) we went straight to the garden only picking a few peppers that were left. The frost has hit here as I have said before and got the peppers this time. The root vegetables(carrots, beets, turnips) were still in the ground but not anymore. The garden is officially done for the year. Can you believe 6 mos of a garden?
5 1/2 gallons of carrots from a 25 foot row

2.5 gallons of beets and about 4 gallons of turnips


Today I will can all the bounty while listening to God's word coming out of the radio. Sometimes I believe God understands we gotta preserve our bounty or feed it to the critters even on his prescribed day.

Scripture today: Ecclesiastes 3:1-22 (NIV)

  There is a timeg for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
2 a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,h
3 a time to killi and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
6 a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silentj and a time to speak,
8 a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
What do workers gain from their toil?k 10 I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race.l 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time.m He has also set eternity in the human heart; yeta no one can fathomn what God has done from beginning to end.o 12 I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. 13 That each of them may eat and drink,p and find satisfactionq in all their toil—this is the gift of God.r 14 I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that people will fear him.s
15 Whatever is has already been,t
and what will be has been before;u
and God will call the past to account.b
16 And I saw something else under the sun:
In the place of judgment—wickedness was there,
in the place of justice—wickedness was there.
17 I said to myself,
“God will bring into judgmentv
both the righteous and the wicked,
for there will be a time for every activity,
a time to judge every deed.”w
18 I also said to myself, “As for humans, God tests them so that they may see that they are like the animals.x 19 Surely the fate of human beingsy is like that of the animals; the same fate awaits them both: As one dies, so dies the other. All have the same breathc; humans have no advantage over animals. Everything is meaningless. 20 All go to the same place; all come from dust, and to dust all return.z 21 Who knows if the human spirit rises upwarda and if the spirit of the animal goes down into the earth?”
22 So I saw that there is nothing better for a person than to enjoy their work,b because that is their lot.c For who can bring them to see what will happen after them?


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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Warming The Shickies(Chickens)

I love my Shickies! I have a great bunch of hens this time around. They come to my voice and some even let me pick them up to pet them. I love my Chickens!
Where their pen is located is no electricity remotely close. We are already maxed out on cords coming out of our house for things like freezers, etc. so no way to have a very long cord out to the chickens. So we have to come up with alternative ways to keep them warm. Usually I would install a heat lamp but as I said before not available to us at this time.

The hen house has a lot of wire on it which means the weather tends to get in whenever its little hearts desire. Soaking  their hen beds and the pine pellets very quickly. We came up with a great solution which I hope helps them to stay warm and still have a bit of light as well as ventilation. It isn't pretty but who cares.....at least I can say we tried our very best to get them warmed up.
We took an ol' blanket (warn out comforter that went from being a dog blanket to this) and started at the top with one corner of the blanket and started stapling all the way down the roof line on both sides. Then stapled the sides and across the bottom until we met the door way. I cut the blanket off at the bottom and up the doorway while Mtn Man finished stapling around the door way to finish. Next we took some 6 mil clear plastic and stapled it up using the same kind of method as we did the blanket. We did this on front side and repeated on the back with the leftovers of blanket and used fresh plastic. Keeping the two doors in the back open for use.
Results:

From the inside:
The open spot was not planned but turned out to be great for light for the hens in the house and added another roost post for them.


I put this plywood in to help guard the hen beds but I probably should have done the same to the top too!

This house comes with two under the roof vents for ventilation
 All in all we are quite proud of our job...the shickies are not quite sure why we did that but I would like to imagine them having a party next time a rain storm comes through or the snow starts to blow and they are dry!

Suppose to get down into the 20's tonite(Friday)...didn't get above 48* today(Friday)! And blustery all day(Friday)!!!

 Ps. I do hope everyone had a fun night with their kids out trick or treating..... 

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Friday, October 31, 2014

Woodhenge

Mtn Man humor strikes again!
When you drive up to our place you see this....
instead of Stonehenge it is a Woodhenge.
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Caught these guys and gals headed south yesterday.....
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And it is official we had our first killing frost on Wed night. The temps are suppose to drop down into the twenties tonite. We are prepared...wood is loaded into the house for our warm night.

Last but not least by any measure, today is our 1 yr anniversary away from the ranch job in Montana. There's are a lot of the job that we miss, mostly the cattle but there are a lot of the job that we do not miss nor want to repeat ever again!!
We left on Halloween night so exhausted. So much negative in the place and the situation. For example we rented a uhaul trailer to pack whatever we had left in the house,, you know the odds and ends. We were not going to leave anything behind if we could help it. Moving 1200 miles was already an expense all by itself! Anyhow, the trailer lights decided not to work. We left with determination and when we hit the main road the lights came back on mysteriously and never had a problem with them again. We didn't get out of the vehicle at any time on our way out to fix them just figured we needed to get out of the black hole and maybe they would come back on. They did! 
It is amazing what a year makes a difference in some ones thinking......we don't ever have to go back to that place or situation ever again!!
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Hope you have a great weekend wherever you are in this world. 
May God Bless You In Everything You Do!

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