May 3, 2016

A Slice of My Life


Luna moth


Luna moth



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May 1, 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:

- safety from the weather
- green everywhere
- comical roadrunners
- frog song
- petunias
Silver Sunday


Love the Lord your God with all your heart 
and with all your soul and with all your strength.
Deuteronomy 6:5 NIV


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April 29, 2016

Friday Follow-Up

A week on the homestead


This week:


The Muscovy duck eggs in the incubator are hatching! There are two broody hens in the chicken coop. The Muscovy hen's eggs should be hatching in about a week or so (if she manages to hatch any of them this time). Egg-babies are so cute, aren't they?

For the past couple of summers we've had a pair of roadrunners as neighbors. One or both are often in the front yard in the afternoon, hunting for bugs in the grass. For the first time this week I saw one high up on a branch in one of our oak trees.

Vase of roses and Bible

The rose bushes are blooming profusely. They give me such joy. I've been cutting two or three roses for the jar I use as a vase in what I call my office. In past years I've occasionally had flowers in the house, but this week I decided that if there are flowers outside, I should have some of them inside too. Regularly. Every day!

This week's posts were:

Chicks, hatched by a duck


and

How to improvise a "straw box cooker".


My Friday Find:

How to make seven days' worth of meals for survival, a quick and easy way to start your food storage.




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simple, self-reliant, God-dependent life. You can follow me at:
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April 27, 2016

Straw Box Cooking, DIY Style


One of the small appliances in my kitchen that I really rely on is my slow-cooker. It allows me to slave over a hot stove all day long without slaving over a hot stove.

How to improvise a "straw box cooker".

But if the power goes out, that slow-cooker is a paperweight.
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