Vintage Treasures and Good Buys

October 20, 2014

6 Yesterday, my mom, sister and I went to a vintage antiques and craft show. Admittedly it was day two of this fabulous event, so pickings were a bit slim. We managed to find a few treasures each, though, and I took some absolutely delicious photos of the general area. I haven’t been to something like this in ages … as in maybe two years? I don’t know why. Life’s been busy, I guess. I came home wanting to change my whole house and repurpose some old things from the barn. Bed springs … oil cans … shutters … who wouldn’t be inspired, right?!   Continue Reading…

Harvest Time and What To Do About It

October 19, 2014

Looking out of Grandpa Kiko's barn on an autumn evening.

Six days you shall labor, but on the seventh day you shall rest; even during the plowing season and harvest you must rest.” ~ Exodus 34:21

My goal was to find passages about harvest and storehouses. I would begin with the directive that says labor for six days, rest on the seventh. I’d talk about stocking up, preparing for cold, harvesting final vegetables from the garden and putting it to bed for winter. I’d mention planting bulbs now for spring glory. And then I’d continue with verses like these: Continue Reading…

Astounded At Sunrise

October 17, 2014

October sunrise at Tuckaway Farm. "Be still and know that I am God."It was breathtaking. I’d been sitting at my desk in the early morning hours with a cup of coffee. I was perusing the latest news online when suddenly, I was bathed in pink light. I turned to the window. Then I grabbed my camera and ran outside. Raindrops plopped on my head, just one or two, here and there. Continue Reading…

Sausage Stuffed Pumpkin

October 13, 2014

Slow Cooker Sausage Stuffed PumpkinThe season is brimming with pumpkin everything … from coffee to creamers to pies, cookies and more. While I love pumpkin spice lattes and enjoy too many pumpkin cookies, I determined to feature pumpkin in a main dish. And better yet, I wanted to do it in a slow cooker! The result was delicious and healthful Slow Cooker Sausage Stuffed Pumpkin. Continue Reading…

Our Family Is Growing

October 12, 2014

ChildrenThese are my kids. I am blessed to have strong, healthy, happy children who have a warm home, food for their bellies, and a who receive wants along with needs. They do not know true hunger. They do not know true poverty … true poverty … not ‘I can’t afford cable TV and a cell phone, I need assistance’. That is not poverty, that is a subject for another day. I’m talking about the kind of poverty that pays little to nothing for a long, hard day’s physical labor. I’m talking about a meager meal, maybe once a day … for which you are extremely grateful.  Continue Reading…