Celebrating my birthday today by doing the usual...tending to animals, perhaps going to town to post packages, relishing in the beauty God has urrounded me with and pondering the many, many blessings He has given me. I've learned a bit and am still working on a few but the most important are ... Read More about Ten Lessons I’ve Learned
Recently, I read where 40% of city folk surveyed were interested in moving to the country. I can’t blame them; I moved from Richmond more than 25 years ago and have never regretted it. Strictly speaking, I wasn’t new at the country lifestyle as I come from generations of homesteaders and spent every ... Read More about Goodbye City Life, Hello Country Life!
Long time readers know this blog was started in May 2005 but before then Thistle Cove Farm was being used as an AgriTourism venue. There are two types of tourism: capture and destination. Capture is when there are other tourism activities in the area and you tag along with them. Destination is ... Read More about AgTourism – Ways to Increase Farm Income
Today was Spring. Not spring like but Spring and at 64 degrees F (18C) with sun shine and a feeling all's right with the world. Don't you like the Elvis quote? Just a reminder trials and tests happen and it's life happens daily. Although, as Daddy told me earlier today, "Sunday is going to be a ... Read More about When Things Go Wrong…
"I wake expectant, hoping to see a new thing." ~ Annie Dillard ~ It's been said when people critize, it is more telling of their own insecurities, inadequacies and issues than, perhaps, they'd want known. I know this to be true in my own life situations and circumstances. When I'm the most ... Read More about Yes, aren’t we all?
The most recent months s have been fraught with problems. I refuse to use the word "issue" as it always makes me think of the New Testament woman with the "issue of blood" who touched the hem of Jesus' robe. First the Honda's complete and total exhaust system needed to be replaced. Yes, ... Read More about Almost Year End 2021 (YAY)
"TO MARY MARGARET McCASLIN: On how, after weathering a bereavement, one feels abandoned by God; on how God works on our behalf even when we feel He is inactive; and on the necessity of continuing to use the ordinary means of the spiritual life during times of extraordinary need. 2 August ... Read More about Sabbath Keeping – loneliness
"When you are old and grey and full of sleep, and nodding by the fire, take down this book, and slowly read, and ... Read More about Your absence is the sky and covers everything
"It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by ... Read More about Sabbath Keeping
Dewena, at Dewena's Window, is a huge fan of Faith Baldwin whom I've never read. FB was a friend of Gladys Taber who is one of my favorites and today, on Miss Baldwin's 128th birthday, Dewena posted a poem. "I have come back to quiet ways; to Things of silent wonder, instinct with ... Read More about Saving Tuppence