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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Giveaway- HERO DVD



I am so excited to have a chance to give away this clean, family friendly DVD about how important a Dad is in his son's life! My boys really liked this movie! 
 Leave a comment and let me know if you would like to win a copy! 



Dads are a Superpower

Coming to DVD September 16th

 A father’s broken relationship with his family fills him with determination to win back the son he left behind.  Reaching out through the game they both love, he deliberately forms a baseball team designed to reconnect both fathers and sons, transforming their town in the process.  The story shows how one good man can lead change in his community for the common good.

Quackers

If 2 chicks weren't enough, next thing we knew a pair of  day old ducklings moved in!




And here they are at one week.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Cheepers

First we had Reepicheep
 Then 4 days later Lucy came.
  
 This photo was when he was 1 week old.
 
  This is 2 weeks.
And when Lucy was 2 weeks.
They grow so fast!
Reepicheep is 3 weeks old  today, and Lucy is 2 1/2 weeks. It has been such a wonderful learning experience for our whole family!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Contrast


 5  Thus says the Lord:

“Cursed is the man who trusts in man

and makes flesh his strength,
whose heart turns away from the Lord.
 He is like a shrub in the desert,
and shall not see when prosperity comes.
He shall dwell in the stony wastelands of the wilderness,
in an uninhabited salt land.





 "Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord,

And whose trust is the Lord.
 He is like a tree planted by water,
that sends out its roots by the stream,
and does not fear when heat comes,
for its leaves remain green,
and is not anxious in the year of drought,
nor cease to bear fruit.


Jeremiah 17




Friday, September 5, 2014

Farm Sitting

It is so great having friends with farms, when you can't have a farm of your own. 
We have been able to farm-sit again this month, and it has been so much fun!

We were responsible for 6 baby ducks,
watering the many plants

  picking vegetables,


 

collecting eggs from the chickens and handful of ducks (and checking the food and water)



 

My kiddos loved crawling up the hay stacks every chance they got. They long for farm life almost as much as their mama!


It was surprisingly hard, but very enjoyable work!
We were so blessed to be able to help!


Sunday, August 24, 2014

Abigail's Garden 3 {2014}

Black Eyed Susan
 Coreopsis
Coneflower/Echinacea
Pentas

 She finally got her morning glories! We have been trying to grow them for years, and these seeds finally grew.
 Last year Abigail fell in love with Hollyhocks . Some sweet friends shared their seeds with her, but she was disappointed to find it takes 2 years for them to bloom. We had 2 different flowers bloom on the first year, and she was so happy! 
(You can see the second,  a white one, in the bottom photo)
   

Friday, August 22, 2014

The Prodigal Son- Retold

Have you seen A Long Way Off
I have to admit we only watched this movie, because we saw that Jason Burkey from October Baby, and some guy from Stargate (yep, we didn't even know who lol) were going to be in it. It wasn't an instant favorite, but it was a nice, family friendly movie perfect for movie night, and a great jumping off point for a refresher in the verses about the Prodigal Son. 


Jake  is tired of living on the family farm, submitting to the rules of his Father, Mr. Abraham.
One day, Jake demands an early inheritance from his father.  Much to the surprise of Jake – and Jake’s older brother, Seth – his Father agrees to Jake’s request and Jake is off to the big city.
Jake charges into the city, intent on proving that his modern ways are better than his dad’s traditional ways. He arrives in the city and embarks on his new life.  For a while, he does well-surprisingly well all while taking huge business risks.  His fast lifestyle finds him making “easy” money – even winning a bet with an interested and attractive local coffee house barista named Summer .
Jake’s flamboyance quickly attracts the wrong women including the seductive Laura , whose rich mobster boyfriend Frank  is often dangerously nearby.  
Jake seemingly has got the it all: money, ladies, prestige – but then suddenly, he loses it all and finds himself on the wrong end of the deal he made with mobster Frank and running for his life.  And then, it gets worse.
Just when Jake thinks he’s hit bottom, the bottom really drops out – and he is now eating out of dumpsters and literally eventually ends up in the hog pen.  He’s burned all his bridge and now, out of options, Jakes is forced to confront himself and, if he is to survive, he must discover who he really is. 
 A LONG WAY OFF is a dramatic motion picture with high artistic merit and educational value. Thematically, it is all about family values, loyalty and friendship, sacrifice and love— positives every viewer can relate to on a very intimate level.

http://alongwayoffthemovie.com/watch-the-trailer/.

 
We also watched When Calls The Heart- A Long Way Off this week.
I had seen snippets of this series, inspired by the books of Janette Oke,  on Hallmark Channel and was glad to finally watch a full episode.  We did start on episode 7, but it was still enjoyable. In this episode,  Elizabeth and Jack fight to restore their relationship. Elizabeth also searches for ways to help one of her older students, who is dyslexic,  learn how to read. Meanwhile, Adam Miller struggles to adjust to his new disability. With so many difficult changes affecting the community, can Elizabeth create a Founder's Day play that will spark hope in everybody's hearts?
When Calls the Heart is a nice, clean tv show the whole family can enjoy.
 See the Trailer here


I recieved both DVDs in return for my honest review from Edify Media, Inc 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

From seed to seed

This spring I posted about how Abigail LOVED seeds
She sprouted a bunch, but only one set made it to the garden, and this week she was able to collect seeds from the seed she planted all those months ago. 
What a beautiful thing, to see her efforts come full circle! 

Her photos from Spring:


and their progress through the Summer:
(sadly I didn't get any photos of them in the flowering stage)



 And her new seeds



Wednesday, August 20, 2014

My dream has come true!


 I have my own baby chick!
Although I am only his foster mama, and he will go back to the farm when he is grown,  we are so excited to raise this guy. He is probably the most spoiled chick ever!
Does it get any better than a great book, with a chicken snuggled up and sleeping on your lap? 

video
 Andrew taught him a trick at only 2 days old. Who knew chickens were so smart?!?
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