A Slice of My Life




We've had so much rain this week.
The horses left the shelter of their barn
to eat their round bale, and they
were soaked and muddy. I'm sure 
they're happy to be dry today.

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Raising Livestock for Self-Reliance


Raising livestock on the homestead for increased self-reliance.

Many families who live a homesteading lifestyle raise some kind of livestock, even if it's just chickens, rabbits or goats.

It's no wonder, really. Small livestock don't require a lot of space, are less expensive than larger animals, and are relatively easily-managed. And the benefits of  raising livestock are huge.

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Silver Sunday


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


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

- a divine appointment
- a new job for a family member
- a horsey blessing
- the horses enjoying their hay bale
- new friends
Silver Sunday

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, 
you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.
John 15:5 NIV


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17 Easy Ways to Warm Up Your Home this Winter



January is the deep of winter in the northern hemisphere and the cold has seeped into the house and into my very bones.

Silver Sunday


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


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

- a trailer of hay bales
- lunch with our kids
- a beautifully warm winter day
- lengthening sunlight hours
- leaning on the Lord during a hard month
Silver Sunday

But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. 
They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, 
they will walk and not be faint.
Isaiah 40:31 (NIV)


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