October 2016

13 posts

    “Never get tired of doing little things for others. Sometimes, those little things occupy the biggest part of their hearts.” — Unknown Christmas is fast approaching and we are all struggling to fill in the gift list.  Our hearts and minds feel that something created by our own hands are wonderful ideas, but our …
“Plant flowers in others’ gardens and your life becomes a bouquet!” — Unknown I don’t know which is worse where a flower garden is concerned – chickens or dogs. The first year we were here, I painstakingly dug up tangles of stickers in the flower bed beside the house.  I super-splurged, and spent probably $100.00 on …
If you are in a tree at fifteen feet, and your target is 120 feet, or 40 yards, in front of you, then the actual distance that has an effect is 39.69 yards, or 119.05 feet. Yep.  It is hunting season.  Be glad I don’t live in Montana, because otherwise you would be getting a …
Cleaning out the clutter in your home sounds like a major undertaking – and yes, I can already hear the groans coming from my readers.  It doesn’t have to be a treacherous journey, and if you keep a mental image of the finished project in mind, it may just make the going easier. Don’t Hurry. …
There is something about Simply Living that allows the heart to breathe.  Life just feels fresh, unencumbered and peaceful. One way I have found to sabotage this breathing space is to live among clutter.  We live in a society where our wants dictate our spending habits.  We bring home unnecessary items that we ‘can’t live …
If I love the simple life so much, why did I think it was such a smart idea to throw cows into the equation? One of the most dreaded days on a farm is the day you wean the babies from their mothers.  It is an ordeal, to say the least.  Ear plugs will be …
Winter is coming on, and I can just about smell and taste the soups and stews bubbling on the stove and fresh bread baking in the oven.  To me, only Love warms the soul as much as this dinner combination.  And if you are Simply Living, this means a large portion of this meal was …
Sometimes, we just need three hands.  Our projects get so big that our reach doesn’t span the necessary distance, and the two hands we have been blessed with are full to overflowing. Yet we still need to grasp another rope.  And then you look up and find that your neighbor has shown up to lend …
I was a very blessed child.  Over the course of my life, my parents made it possible for me to do extensive traveling.  I have been to Paris, France.  I have walked among the sands of deserts, visited almost every state in our great country.  I have spent quite a bit of time all over …
  A large part of living simply is using what you have on hand.  Our grocery carts are primarily filled with things we cannot grow or produce here on the farm, such as flour, sugar and other baking supplies.  Our freezers are a little different.  Since we put up all of our own beef, chicken, …
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