"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, April 2, 2009

Early Spring

We have been having snow today....
Yes, snow, then hail, then the sun
comes out :D, then just black clouds....
then it does it all over again!!
Spring comes soooo slowly here
in the high desert......
May I just dream of sunny
warm afternoons spent in
the shade of the porch.........
Today our high has been about 45 degrees,
by Sunday we are supposed to be
up to the mid 60's....
Oh Happy Day!!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Easy Granola

Low fat and very tasty......
1/3 C oil
1/2 C honey
1/4 C water
1 tsp vanilla
7 1/2 C uncooked rolled cereal
(wheat, oats...above I used a 7 grain
cereal because that is what
I had on hand)
1/4 C shelled sunflower seeds
1/4 walnuts
1/2 C powdered nonfat milk
1 C raisins or other dried fruit
(I used coconut instead)
You can easily play around with the
ingredients, incorporating what you
like in granola and the flavor
you want.....like, how about maple??

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  • In a saucepan, heat oil, honey, water and vanilla until well blended.
  • In a large bowl, combine cereals, nutsand powdered milk.
  • Pour liquid ingredients over dry and mix well.
  • Sread mixture on two jelly-roll pans or cookie sheets or whatever you have.
  • Bake for 10 min. stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from oven; add raisins.
  • Let cool until crisp before storing in airtight container.
(Makes about 10 cups)
We enjoy this with yogurt for breakfast
and snacks!!
(Homemade yogurt coming soon...:)

Monday, March 30, 2009

Sign of Spring.....

My neighbor friend sent me this picture of her new
babies!! They are sooooo adorable.
Saturday we had our Titus 2 Group meeting.
This time our Bible Study was about
"Becoming a Titus 2 Woman"
How that requires a focus and different
lifestyle than we might otherwise choose without
that as our goal.
Whether we are striving to be all Titus 2 implies
now as we raise our children, love our husbands
and learn to stay home.....
or even as we are striving to be that
older woman for others in our life.....
Either way, it involves abandonment.
We must abandon our desires, hopes, dreams,
family, friends......etc. Wrap them up in a
blanket and lay them on God's doorstep!!
Walk away.......the new owner (God) will
now take care of
those abandoned things......
this does not mean we will never have
a life......it only means we are not in
charge anymore. :)
"Others may surrender......
we must abandon."
Then we talked about planning our
gardens and growing more this
year, and growing enough to feed our
families and even be able to put some up
for over the winter. How soon we can
get started on that...trying some cold hardy
crops now with plastic on them.
Then off to Gramma Belle's for more
It was a good day.