• Farmlife,  Garden

    Garden Journal – May Week 3

    Gardening has a tendency to make you do things that you never thought you’d do. Things like talk about compost piles at the dinner table. Getting excited when the chickens fertilize the new flower bed. And saving worms for the struggling vermiculture bin. Who am I?!?! I don’t recognize myself anymore since mini-farming. The rain clouds can’t seem to make up their minds these days. We have been spoiled with unseasonably warm days this spring. So that makes the cloudy ones feel like they are out of place. Yet historically, the last few weeks should have been all rain this time of year! So I’m trying very hard to stay…

  • From My Heart

    Some Years Are For Growing

    Some years are for growing; But this one, This one is for blooming. ~ Lauren M. Garcia Growing years.Growing seasons.They can be rough.But in the end, if we allow the Almighty to use the circumstance for good, it will be beneficial.It will hurt.We might squirm in discomfort.But it can make us stronger.It can make us more resilient.It can even make us want to grow again……just so we can bloom victorious once more. This last year my health has not been the greatest. In fact some days were downright painful beyond bearing.But here I am 14 months into this thing and I have realized that God used this physical pain for…

  • Mom Life

    Beach Musings

    We were at the beach on the pacific coast. The winds blew hard enough to need my ears covered, but light enough to be out in a long sleeve tee and rolled up jeans. No heavy jackets were needed that day. Little girl was running in and out  of the water with no care for whether or not she was soaked or sandy. Her squeals filled the air as she hopped from tide pool to tide pool and then ran into the shallow waves that lapped the glittering sand. The sun was not close to setting and yet there was this glorious feeling of the softness that the evening rays…