"The aged women likewise, that they be in behavior as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; that they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed." Titus 2:3-5

About Me

Oregon, United States
I am a happy, Christian, wife and post-homeschooling mother. I have spent the last several years homeschooling and now I am "adjusting" to a new season of life as "empty nester". In 2010 we moved to be Host/Caretakers at a Bible Camp. We look at our ministry here as preparing the way for the gospel to be shared as well as encouraging believers in their daily walk. I am a farmgirl at heart and love the country, I love gardening and food preserving. I also, love tea parties!! I also have a Titus 2 heart and want to share with anyone willing to listen and learn. I love having friends over and teaching them how to make bread or put up pickles. And as we work, I love to encourage them to love their husbands and their children and to be Keepers at Home and all that implies and I love that you let me do that here!! Hope you enjoy visiting my farm and walking through a journey in life with me.......I hope at some point in time I can encourage you in your walk and in your home..........

Thursday, September 4, 2008

School Begins!!

Are you ready for the school year?
Some easy things to make your day go smoother:
Plan some easy but nourishing breakfasts.
Buy bulk grains for yummy hot cereal, make your
own bulk mixes for pancakes, etc.
(more on making bulk mixes later)
Warm soup on those cool fall and winter days is the best thing ever!
Prepare Soup ingredients for the freezer.
(I just bought a very big bag of carrots from Costco and sliced some for
soups and grated some for muffins, bread and cake.)

Also, I will get some celery and onions chopped and frozen. That way they are ready to throw into any soup and you can just have soup simmering through the morning and it will be ready by lunch and smell soooo good.

Also buy in bulk beans and grains such as barley and pasta to toss in your soup.


On those days where there is time to make dinner it is nice to do that and involve the children.

For those very full school days or the ones where you have been out.....be sure to have some freezer meals done up!!

(More on freezer meals later......)

Knowing what is going on the table before you start the day illiminates alot of stress, disorganized evenings and those nights when you have to eat out and really should not be doing that. Makes your dear sweet husband happier too!

One more tip today: Make huge batches of cookie dough and roll it into logs for the freezer. When needed, take a log out and slice and bake. :D

Hope school is going well for you today. I kind of miss those days........

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Tea Time.........

Hmmmm......do I see a Tea Party in the making.....Chamomile drying (perhaps to blend with my peppermint and spearmint for a wonderful "Garden Blend" to serve hot), Basil in the Pot (looks like the making of Basil Ribbon sandwiches) and my favorite Tea recipes at hand......
This week I am busy putting cookies and tarts and Canape in the freezer for the Garden Tea next week....oh yes, along with all the zucchini to work on. :)

Excuse Me!?!?!?

Did I say Zucchini?!?!?!? Zuchinni? WOW.
In England it is called, get this....."Corjet" (soft j)!! Makes it sound quite lovely...what were they thinking..... :)
OK, I showed you the one I bought, then at my sisters she insisted I take some of hers....5 or 6 to be exact, then when we got back home and stopped to say Hi to one of my daughters friends, her mom said "Want a zucchini?", to which I replied, "NO...my sister just gave me 6!!", to which she replied, "Take it anyway....!" So, now, guess we will have lots of zucchini in our freezer!! I am actually pretty happy about that. :D

Safely Home.........

We picked my daughter up at the airport last Friday evening, her big smile is actually because she is laughing that her dad would take a picture of her right then.... :)
Already feels like she had never left.....spending time Friday night at my sisters, enjoying time with family and one of her favorite "aunt and uncle"...
Saturday morning, meeting up with friends.....

My daughter like the style of scarves that is big in Cornwall.....so she bought one for each of these ladies as well.... :)
Off to coffee with them for a little while.........

Then on home!! She is just settling in and getting back to normal. She already re-arranged her bedroom and is getting things back on her
Etsy Shop......

We are grateful to have her home.