"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..........

Friday, May 8, 2009

Have a Wonderful Mother's Day Weekend!!

Before I was a Mother, I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby. I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous. I never thought about immunizations.

Before I was a Mother, I had never been puked on. Pooped on. Chewed on. Peed on. I had complete control of my mind and my thoughts. I slept all night.

Before I was a Mother, I never held down a screaming child so doctors could do tests. Or give shots. I never looked into teary eyes and cried. I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin. I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep.

Before I was a Mother, I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put him/her down. I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt. I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much. I never knew that I could love someone so much. I never knew I would love being a Mother.

Before I was a Mother, I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside my body. I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby. I didn't know that bond between a mother and her child. I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so important and happy.

Before I was a Mother, I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay. I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache, the wonderment or the satisfaction of being a Mother. I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much, before I was a Mother.

May you always be overwhelmed by the Grace of God rather than by the cares of life....

Blessings to you all this Mother's Day!!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Pantry Homework

There is just soooo much going on this week.
Some fun projects in Blogland. :)
Shan over at Honey Hill Farm is
doing a series on deepening your
pantry and cooking from it. Something I have done in
the past, but I love her approach and am going to
go through her steps to regroup some of what I
have done......check it out!!
Look around while your there,
I love her blog.

Independence Day Update #1

Thought I would join in on the fun over at Sharon's blog...
Casaubon's Book. She tells all about it, check it
out at sharonastyk.com
Here is my update....
Planted Something:
Inside have planted cabbage, broccoli,
cherry tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, various herbs,
squashes, cucumbers, beans, hollyhock, ......
Outside have planted lettuce, carrots, spinach, onions,
potatoes, radishes, beets, kale.....
Harvest Something:
Too early, but we did eat the cabbage sprouts that
I thinned out. They were really good on a baked
potatoe with cheese for lunch!
Reduce Waste:
Used old newspapers to make pots, also used some
egg cartons and toilet paper rolls.
Preparation & Storage:
Have been organizing my canning pantry and working
on a years food supply. Lately have been canning beans.
Did Boston Baked Beans and have done
some Pork and Beans ......
We serve dinner at the Shepherds House
once a week. That is our local mission. Last week I
made pasta, vegetarian spaghetti sauce and sent
cones for the ice cream.
Eat the Food:
I have been trying to use up some of what is in
my canning pantry. Eating the applesauce
and using up jam, alot of jam left. And....
we did eat sprouts........
Hope you will check out Sharon's blog and read what
the Independence Day Update is
all about!!
And....be sure to check here every Monday
for my Update!!