July 27, 2016

That Time I Needed a Livestock First Aid Kit


This week I was thankful to have my livestock first aid kit on hand.

Horse bandaging supplies

One of the horses had a brilliant idea to break down the fence and climb into the small goat pen.

July 26, 2016

A Slice of My Life


Summer pasture


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July 25, 2016

Predatory Bugs: Natural Enemies Of Common Pests, a guest post


This year I grew cabbage and several kinds of squash for the first time. Until this year, I'd never had to fight cabbage worms or squash bugs; I wasn't even sure I knew what they looked like.

Predatory bugs, natural enemies of common pests

Sure enough, the cabbage worms showed up. So far I haven't seen a squash bug, although it turns out I have occasionally seen one in past years, I just didn't know what it was. I'm interested to know how to fight these pests organically, so I hope Angela's guest post today will interest you too. Angela is affiliated with NYCity Pest Control, and she knows a thing or two about insects! Here's what she has to say about using beneficial predatory bugs to fight garden pests....

July 24, 2016

Silver Sunday and Being Thankful


And the words of the Lord are flawless, like silver... Psalm 12:6 NIV


I am thankful to the Lord, my God, for:

- our wedding anniversary
- fragrant roses
- yellow squash on the vines
- children and loose teeth
- recovery from an eye procedure
Silver Sunday

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, 
whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is
excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things.
Philippians 4:8 NIV


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