Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Chicken Butchering day at the farm


All went well, and with the help of family and friends 89 free range organic chickens are officially in the freezer!



Young and older alike worked together to get the job done in 3 hours.  Its messy (unpleasant) work, but the end result is nourishing and tasty!
Thanks be to God for a healthy flock and good friends.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Country Mouse


I read this story to my 3 year old last night.  
I heartily agree with Miss Country Mouse!

Thursday, June 7, 2012




I want to stay home more.
I want less stuff.
I want less stuff.
I want less stuff.

I want more time to be grateful for my life.
I want more moments to be home with my children...
NOT in the car.

Oh yeah, I want less stuff to take care of.
I have estimated that we probably have 1 million items in our home that I am required to know the whereabouts of AT ALL TIMES.
The curse of the industrial revolution.

I want to be mortgage free.
I was mortgage free, until I bought the lie that more space would bring harmony and simplicity to my large family. 
lie.
Now I am a slave to bills.

I want less stuff.
God, please help me embrace holy poverty and let go of all this accumulated stuff.
Did I mention I want less stuff?