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Update on Sam

I just wanted to give you all an update on little Sam.  He is doing some better.  He still has a long way to go but is much improved from the other day.  He managed to come through it without a hospital stay which is a good thing.  We so appreciate your prayers and ask that you would please continue to pray for him.  I just got a call from Jess and she is on her way to the doctor with Katie.  She is congested and running a fever.  Please include Katie and Jess in your prayers.  David is gone to Vegas so Jess is holding down the fort alone.  I think the keeper of the fort could really use some prayers..

Yesterday, we went bowling with the Horns.  We had a great time.  I think I have mentioned this before, our bowling alley does a thing called homeschool bowling.  The first Friday in every month, homeschoolers can bowl for $l.50 a game and the shoe rental is free.  We are hoping to do it again next month.

Today is fairly nice here in Floyd.  When we first got up, the temperature was 19 with a wind chill of 9 degrees.  It has warmed up to about 25 degrees now and we have sunshine.  Not too bad for January.

Well, I hope you all have a great day.  We are planning on doing a little housecleaning and working some on the chicken nests and lot area.  Kinda a slow day.  Tomorrow the girls will be doing all the music for church.  Our piano player is gone on a little vacation so the girls are doing the music.  Grace is doing the congregational for Sunday School.  She is playing “What a friend we have in Jesus”.  She is also playing the doxology and a congregational for worship service-“Rock of Ages”.  Julie is playing “Sweet Hour of Prayer” for her congregational and “Softly and Tenderly” for the invitational.  Julie is also doing a special, “The Old Rugged Cross”.  She will be singing and playing it.  BIG DAY!  Pray for them, that all will go well.

I guess that’s about all.  Enjoy your day and God bless.

UPDATE ON KATIE:  I wanted to let you all know, Katie has the flu.  Jess is supposed to try to keep Katie and Sam apart so Sam doesn’t get it too.  I am going down to help.  It would be so hard for Jess to manage all this alone.   I am thanking you all in advance for your prayers.  God bless.

Back View

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There is a slight hill at the back of our house.  This picture was taken from the top of the hill looking down. 

Not much happening here today.(I hope)  Hubby did not need me today so the girls and I are working on some housecleaning.  We have a few tomatoes to can so we will probably work on those.  Maybe just a little reading time thrown in for fun.   As of now, clothes are calling.  Enjoy your day and God bless.

Double Duty

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Here is a picture of our hens hard at work.  For some reason, they all want to use the same nest.  Yes, they do have other nests.  At least, these are big enough for two at one time.  Our rooster is still under consideration.  We have not put the new chickens in with the old ones yet.  We plan on increasing the size of our lot this Saturday.   Anyway, I have a few questions to ask.  My experience with roosters is not too pleasant so I think I might be prejudice.  When I think of roosters, I think of flogging and aggressiveness.  What do you all think?  Have you all had good experiences with roosters.  The girls have made such big pets of our hens.  They will sit out there in the lot and pet them and the hens love it.  Do you think a rooster would go along with that or would he try to run the girls out of the lot?  As I said, I have not had good experiences with roosters and I do not want this to happen to the girls.  We so enjoy hearing him crow but I’m just not sure.  Please share your opinion on this.  Here are a few pictures of flowers that are blooming around the house.

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A rose of sharon bush my mother-in-law gave me when we first moved here.

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A white hibiscus.  Or as my aunt used to call them “a high biscuit”.    We had a great time with the boys yesterday.  We played outside, saw the chickens LOTS of times, picked blackberries and drank homemade apple juice.  God is good!

Today, the girls and I will spend some time cleaning our poor, neglected home.  Canning takes priority and the housecleaning gets behind. Enjoy your day and God bless.