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Sunday, May 27, 2018

Sunday Passage

Ever have one of those weeks where everything breaks or nothing seems to come together? Yeppers, this last week was one of those for us. Lawnmower belt keeps throwing itself off track, the tankless water heater thermal coupler went out(have to order so cold showers for now), rained off and on all week and hubby was told he cannot be hired back to a job he worked previously because they changed their insurance perimeters in the last 9 mos. Wha, What??
Needed this scripture this morning...

Philippians 4:6 New International Version (NIV)

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
Thank you, Lord for reminding us silly folks! ;)



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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Yellow Roses



Brought these roses home from my aunts home in Tennessee. Holding them for her while her home is up for sale until she can take them home to Florida.
They are blooming like crazy! ;)

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Went for Wagon Ride

Couple weeks ago, Mountain Man and I were asked to be at this event to offer his Farrier services. My first wagon trail ride! It was a blast!!
18 miles when the day was finished! We rode some, took a potty break, then it rained and rained. We went ahead anyhow and rode some more then stopped for lunch. By this time, the mules and horses needed a break too.
Towards the last few miles we, Mtn Man and I, changed wagons as the mules were wearing out! In the new ride, I got to bring us home the last eighth mile! Powerful animals pulling a wagon with three adults in it! Thinking we need to get ourselves set up..... ha ha
Enjoy the photos...

 This is the original wagon we rode in that day. This day of pics they had traded out a mule because the other was all done. Randy the mule was a great mule who earned his spot to pull another day! He loves pulling!!




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 The green wagon above has been driven many, many miles. The were hour and half from home on this ride. But it would take them three days to get home with this ride. We pray they made it home safely!








 This is the pair I drove...Sassy and Sally are a great pair! They love pulling!!
 The gal on the horse brings up the rear just in case of trouble. They are called the road riders! A whole group of "outriders" were in and out of the wagon ride.
 This unique wagon could seat 8+ and had a bath room and bbq!

19 wagons and 10+ outriders.
This ride was a fundraiser for the special olympics. Great ride for a great cause!!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Bringing them home!

They trailed nicely up the drive tied behind the "Brown Bomber". A mile walk for these boys is nothin'!
Love seeing them right outside during the day. Keeps Mountain Man at ease!


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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Sunday Passage

1 Thessalonians 1:2 English Standard Version (ESV)

We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly[a] mentioning you in our prayers,


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Friday, May 18, 2018

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Sunday Passage

Epilogue: The Wife of Noble Character

10 A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. 
11 Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. 
12 She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life. 
13 She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands. 
14 She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from afar. 
15 She gets up while it is still night; she provides food for her family and portions for her female servants. 
16 She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard. 
17 She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks. 
18 She sees that her trading is profitable, and her lamp does not go out at night.
19 In her hand she holds the distaff and grasps the spindle with her fingers. 
20 She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy. 
21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household; for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
22 She makes coverings for her bed; she is clothed in fine linen and purple. 
23 Her husband is respected at the city gate, where he takes his seat among the elders of the land. 
24She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies the merchants with sashes. 
25 She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. 
26 She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. 
27 She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. 
28 Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: 
29 “Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.” 

30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
Proverbs 31:10-30
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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Part 2-No Doc Post

Eye is doing much better! triple antibiotic ointment, baking soda on lid, and apple cider vinegar ingested 3x's day
Not completely healed but getting closer.





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Monday, May 7, 2018

No Doctors For Me


Some of you know, I have to be almost dying to go to a dang doctor! In my experience they want to throw pills at ya then charge ya an exorbitant amount of money! Then go back for checkups to see if their guess was correct or give you something else when it is not. And on and on. Am I right? You know it.
As you may have guessed I do not go unless I can't breathe (optional) or am bleeding to death(again optional).
Saturday we went out on a Farrier ( horseshoeing) job. Big beautiful belgian mules.
Well it is allergy season and danged if I know how I got an issue with my eye. Doggonit! I think I probably got something in my eye there and irritated it by rubbing it with dirty hands...ha ha! So now here I am couple days later with a swollen irritated eye. Looks like Mountain Man smacked me...He says No Mayo by God he means No mayo......Seriously, he would never dream of hitting me, ever! His momma and daddy raised him right!
So yesterday, I used triple antibiotic all day and an Allegra. Worked pretty good, so I thought. This morning I awoke to my eye almost swelled completely shut! I used a hot compress, thinking it would soothe the soreness which it did. Then added triple antibiotic ointment again and took Allegra.
Did some research to see what could be going on..does not look like pink eye. As you can see no pink except as smidge in the corner where the irritation started. The eyelid is really swelled though. So thinking it may be I scratched the inside of the eyelid and maybe got a little infection...who the heck knows.
But I am staying home, using baking soda with water (takes the sting out) and triple antibiotic. Allegra and am taking apple cider vinegar doses (1tsp vinegar to 1tsp water) throughout the day (3-4times a day).
Will keep ya updated!

Farm news:
Everybody is growing good! Grass is finally growing good. Lost two new chicks yesterday. down to 18 new ones. Hens are loving their new boxes!


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Sunday, May 6, 2018

Sunday Passage

Needed this Today!!

Philippians 4:6 English Standard Version (ESV)

do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.


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Friday, May 4, 2018

New Chickies and A Trip


16 new pullet babies added to the 4 we had already. It will be fun to see them grow!
Today my neighbor and I went on a local road trip. We stopped off at a quilting shop and went to a Going Out Of Business sale in Dexter, Mo at Ben Franklin. This store has been open for 109yrs. They are closing the doors! Sad to see it go!

I did find 4 of these mugs today. They go with the theme of our farm! Maybe keep them handy for our guest cabins!

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

Fencing Hack

Hanging gates can be a big pain in the you know what!! Mountain Man discovered a trick that helps ease the gate pin in the drilled holes
dish soap!!
Squirt some in the hole and on the gate pin! Makes for an easier application!
Want to know what he uses to twist the gate pin into place?....a crescent wrench! He uses the big hole on the handle to put on the pin and twists it around!
Pics in the bottom of this link https://adventures--of--life.blogspot.com/2015/11/fencing-project.html

Now go build your fence!! ;)

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Garden Updates


Tators placed on top of ground and the mulched hay placed on top of that.



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