July 30, 2010

So while the older boys are planning their camp out in the backyard, it’s Friday night and the littles are planning a camp out of their own in the library floor:

What is so magical about tent sheets and floor sleeping? I remember loving it when I was younger too…I just don’t think my back loves it too much these days.

Well, what’s new around here.

Let’s see.

Bernie, the second of our two turkeys (Burt and Ernie–we weren’t sure which had died so we combined their names), was found dead this morning.

I’m not sure what to think- we’re wondering if it’s the food they were eating. We were just preparing to butcher this guy– it was a shock to see it on the ground this morning.

I’m not sure I’m settling into this part of homesteading, I think I may be too attached. It sounds strange I’m sure, but there is just something sweet about a turkey who tags along at your side in the morning when you are walking the garden.

They really are like a pet!

I’ve been spending my time planning various projects and sewing.

I have felt such a draw lately to really organize our scrapbooks, photos, and mementos. That’s a big job!!

Before, I didn’t have a lot of space to work. Now, I certainly have more space but the amount that I have to organize seems a bit overwhelming.

I have decided to use a digital scrapbooking service for my digital prints rather than having them printed and then placing them in albums.

Of course, this dial-up connection can make that on a little challenging. We’re still trying to figure out some creative ways around that obstacle.

…and just because, this is the misc. box of stuff that we found in the house and thought we would keep but haven’t found a place for just yet.

I just thought I would share…imagine 9,000 square feet of this, *smile*

Prayer Requests

  • My feet. My feet. My feet.
  • My two brave men sleeping in the backyard this evening

Today I’m Thankful For

  • Beautiful Weather
  • A mirror that I love…I just can’t decide where I want to hang it- on the porch, maybe?

  • An understanding (*VERY* understanding) walking partner
  • Joshua’s time away to help friends build their chicken coops
  • Dinner out with my dearest, Paul

Today’s Scripture Meditation

“You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”- Matthew 5:14,16

With my love,


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