Nov 19, 2012

November 19th

Things are still a bit stressful here, but slowly solutions are coming.  I'm suffering from uncertainty as to some of the decisions that we have had to make.  Praying for God's peace to fill my home and my soul.  I know that all we can do is live out our faith to the best of our ability and with God's help, what others do is a decision only they can make.  I am learning how very important and powerful prayer is and what a responsibility. 

On to happier subjects....I'm getting a new barn!  I know that we just put up a barn for the goats and the milk cow, but somehow it's now filled with tractors, a motorcycle, two riding lawnmowers, a church pew and a mess of lumber. 

This is the barn that we put up last summer.  I don't have a more recent picture, but it's more finished than this now and much fuller.

The barn that we're moving over here is a wooden one, 20x24 and has three rooms in it-a chicken coop (with nice nesting boxes), a grainery, and another room where I hope to keep my goats.  I am excited.  This building is free from a neighbor who just wants it off of his property because it needs new siding.  What a gift!  I'll get pictures next time we go over to work on it.

Thanksgiving is coming up fast.  We're having all of the standards except no turkey.  I took a poll and everyone would rather have porketta than turkey, so porketta it is.  After discussing the menu with our guests, I've found that most don't care for cranberries, sweet potatoes, peas and carrots, etc.  Some don't even like the mashed potatoes-me :).  But it's tradition and so I'll cook it all up because that's just what we do in my family.  And we'll eat it, because we're good at that in my family, too.

We have so much to be thankful for.  Life doesn't always turn out like we think it will, but we have a constant, our Lord, who is the same yesterday, today and forever.  He never leaves us nor forsakes us. 

Happy Thanksgiving.

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Nov 19, 2012

November 19th

Things are still a bit stressful here, but slowly solutions are coming.  I'm suffering from uncertainty as to some of the decisions that we have had to make.  Praying for God's peace to fill my home and my soul.  I know that all we can do is live out our faith to the best of our ability and with God's help, what others do is a decision only they can make.  I am learning how very important and powerful prayer is and what a responsibility. 

On to happier subjects....I'm getting a new barn!  I know that we just put up a barn for the goats and the milk cow, but somehow it's now filled with tractors, a motorcycle, two riding lawnmowers, a church pew and a mess of lumber. 

This is the barn that we put up last summer.  I don't have a more recent picture, but it's more finished than this now and much fuller.

The barn that we're moving over here is a wooden one, 20x24 and has three rooms in it-a chicken coop (with nice nesting boxes), a grainery, and another room where I hope to keep my goats.  I am excited.  This building is free from a neighbor who just wants it off of his property because it needs new siding.  What a gift!  I'll get pictures next time we go over to work on it.

Thanksgiving is coming up fast.  We're having all of the standards except no turkey.  I took a poll and everyone would rather have porketta than turkey, so porketta it is.  After discussing the menu with our guests, I've found that most don't care for cranberries, sweet potatoes, peas and carrots, etc.  Some don't even like the mashed potatoes-me :).  But it's tradition and so I'll cook it all up because that's just what we do in my family.  And we'll eat it, because we're good at that in my family, too.

We have so much to be thankful for.  Life doesn't always turn out like we think it will, but we have a constant, our Lord, who is the same yesterday, today and forever.  He never leaves us nor forsakes us. 

Happy Thanksgiving.

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