Look how much the baby geese have grown.
Learning how to follow in a line.
They have grown so much. I guess I didn’t realize how fast they would grow. They wonder all around in the fields and even sometimes in the yard. Very cute.
We also have other new babies. The girls found these yesterday in one of our outbuildings. I’m not sure who their momma is but they are very cute.
Fog came in this morning. If you look very closely you can see the geese on the pond. Now you can’t even see the pond. Very foggy. Very dreary but good for the plants I put in the garden yesterday. Yesterday was a very busy day. When I was young, my mom would use the term “wash day”. I understand this term better now. On a wringer washer, doing lots of laundry literally is a full day of work. I filled up all my clotheslines twice. LOTS of laundry. Included in this full day, I also put all the vegetable plants we had purchased in the garden. Hopefully we are done with frost. Last night was Team Kids at church. Next Wednesday is party night as this will be the last week until fall. Tomorrow we will finish up our Esther study by Beth Moore. This has been a very good study. I highly recommend it. Our Ladies Friday Study will be doing I Corinthians by John MacArthur next. After that, I want to do Beth Moore’s study on Revelation. Is anyone familiar with it? I have looked at it at Lifeway but I would like to get feedback from someone who has done it. Our Corinthians study is 12 weeks so I have a while to decide. Better get busy. Take care and God bless.
I just love to see a sunrise or a sunset. I think it comes from living in the mountains of southwest virginia. Where I grew up, you never saw either one. Our house was in what we call a “holler” so the view was blocked by the mountains. The sun would hit our yard about 11:00 and go down about 3:00. I guess thats one of the reasons I love living here in Floyd. In the summer, the sun is in our yard about 6:30 and leaves about 8:00. Lots of sunshine, which I love. This morning God put on another show for us to enjoy. Thank you Lord! School today as usual. It is hard to concentrate on school now though. We feel like we’re been let out of prison. The temperatue is warm, the snow is almost gone, so of course everyone wants to be outside instead of in. We try to mix a little of both so it doesn’t get to bad. Jasper (young dog) had his first experience with a skunk last night. Not very pleasant. I tried a remedy one of the ladies from church told me about. I sprayed him with Febreeze. It actually helped quite a lot. He still smells but not as bad. I don’t have to cook tonight, we are eating at church. Roast beef and potatoes with all the trimmings. It has been a long time since we went to church on Wednesday night. When the weather is bad, they call it off. I am definitely looking forward to going tonight. The girls are involved in TeamKids there at church. They alternate Wednesdays doing childrens choir and handbells. They really enjoy the handbells. The adults are doing a Beth Moore study on the fruit of the spirit. It has been a really good study so far, however we are pretty far behind because of the bad weather we’ve had this winter. They have decided not to watch the video that goes with it, in order to hopefully get it finished in May. Guess I better get ready to go. Take care and God bless.
My, what a difference a few months can make. Jasper was about 8 weeks old in this picture. The other one was taken this morning. I think he’s grown some, don’t you all? He is drying off from a bath, waiting on the girls to break for lunch so he can play with them. I am not sure how this happened. I’ve never cared for animals in the house. We now have 2 full time cats inside and 1 part time dog.
I used to be so strong. Oh well, it’s not too bad. The girls really enjoy them being in. Cold here today. The wind is blowing pretty hard. The fire went out last night and when I tried to build a new fire this morning, the smoke was terrible. I eventually just took the wood out of the stove and left it alone. I would rather be a little cool than have to deal with all that smoke. We have the gas logs on so its not too cold. Hopefully, we will do bible study tomorrow. I am very excited to begin this study. Esther is such an exciting book to study and I’m sure Beth Moore will bring out things I would never think about. We are hopefully going down to Jessica’s this weekend. I want to do some girl stuff. The town she lives in has an excellent Goodwill Store. I love shopping at Goodwill! I guess I just love thrift store shopping in general, yard sales, consignment sales, etc. Good deals at good prices. Well, lunch break is over. Time for school. Enjoy your day and God bless.
A picture of me and Daniel. We had a lot of fun playing together this weekend. It is very seldom I get a picture of us together. I miss you already, Daniel. He is a very active little boy so he definitely keeps Mommy busy. We are starting to thaw out a little here. The snow melted quite a lot yesterday. We probably still have about 10 inches to melt yet, but we are on the way. A small storm is coming through today with very little accumulation. Hopefully there will be church tonight. We haven’t met on a Wednesday night in about a month. I think our Friday Ladies Study will meet this week too. Our driveway and the hill at the barn are passable. We are starting a Beth Moore study on Esther. It is my week to do dessert. I am making something one of the ladies from our Sunday night study gave me the recipe for. Thanks Faye. It is extremely easy. You use ice cream sandwiches, line them up in the bottom of a 9X13 cake pan, cover them with cool whip, drizzle chocolate syrup on that and freeze. Wow! how easy is that and it is sooooo delicious. I can hardly wait for the ladies to try it. I really enjoy trying new recipes. Well, time for school to start. I better get busy. God bless.
About 3 weeks ago, I posted the first picture showing the amount of snow we had gotten. The second picture was taken this morning. Not a lot of change, but I know spring is coming. Our birds are starting to make the nesting calls. Surely they know things we don’t. Hopefully we will get to do bible study tomorrow. Hubby did get the van out this morning. It took him 5 trys but he did it. The truck wheel is still locked up so it is not going anywhere. I will wait until this evening when he returns to find out how bad our road is, hopefully not too bad, so the ladies will be able to come. We are supposed to start Esther by Beth Moore. I am very excited about this study. I love Beth Moore studies. School today as usual. The girls and I are watching the entire series of Anne of Green Gables videos. There have been really good so far. Well, I guess it is time for school. Enjoy your day and God bless.
It is hard to tell where the pond begins and where it ends in this picture. The snow covered the ice and it all seemed to blend together.. We did our bible study today. Yes I know it’s not Friday, however, another storm is scheduled to come in tonight. Posssibly up to 12 more inches by Saturday night. I can hardly wait! We thought if we were going to meet this week we better do it today. We finished our study on Peter so next Friday we will begin Beth Moore’s study on Esther. I believe it will be an excellent study. I always enjoy her studies. They can get kinda hard sometimes but most things worthwhile require work. Well, better get busy. God Bless.
For those of you who do not have the comfort of a wood fire to enjoy, I thought I would share ours. One of the girls(I’m not sure which one) took this picture. I thought it looked so warm and cozy. Today I cooked chicken and dumplings over that wood fire in my cast iron kettle. YUM! Very cold temperatures this morning made us really appreciate that wood fire. The temperature was around 8 degrees with a below zero wind chill. COLD!!! Today it warmed up to the mid 20’s and the wind has laid down some but it is still very cold. Oh well, I quess it’s that time of year. Today was bible study day here at my home. One of the ladies brought some wild rice soup to share with everyone. Thanks, Barbara. We have about 2 weeks left on our Peter study and then in January we plan to start Beth Moore’s Esther study. We will be taking a 2 week Christmas break. Well I guess I better get some work done. I am working on a quilt. I will try to post a picture when it is finished. God Bless.
What do you all think about my Christmas cactus? Ain’t it pretty? It was given to me several years ago by a dear friend. I’m not very good with indoor flowers but this one has been beautiful every year. I quess I just have it in a good location. Thanks, Barbara! I really enjoy it’s color so I thought I would share it with everyone. Today is a very dreary day in Floyd. Rainy, foggy, windy, chilly. Yuk. No outside activities today, except carry in some wood for the fire. Oh well, it could be much worse. School has went very well today. We are learning about writing reports in language. Not very exciting but necessary information. Tonight is church night and the girls always look forward to Team Kids. They have lots of fun and learn about scripture too, so it makes them and us happy. If anyone wants to learn more about Team Kids, it is a program through Lifeway. You can go to their web page and find out all about it. We are still doing the Beth Moore study on the Fruit of the Spirit on Wednesday night. Pretty good study. Well lunch break is over and I better get busy. God Bless.
Coming home from church Sunday, we had this wonderful surprise. An eagle perched high in the top of this tree. We have saw a few eagles here on the farm before but never got a picture this good. It was very exciting. Today is a very pleasant day here in Floyd. Sunshine, warm temperatures, and wind. Of course wind. School has been going very well today. Several tests but good grades on all. I like it when they make good grades, makes me think they must be listening. Tonight is church night. We are still doing the Beth Moore study on fruits of the spirit. It is going very well. A very interesting study. For those of you who have done Beth Moore studies you know she does such a great job. Well lunch break is over. School Time. God Bless.