Friday, June 8, 2018
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
I am seeing so many blogs having updates on their garden progress. I want to share with you what we have chosen to do this year.
For the past few years our boys have really enjoyed going to our local farmers market. They have talked to us about the business side of it, and want to contribute to that. So in an effort to help their endeavors, we planted two gardens this year. We are hoping that the second garden will be for them to sell at the farmer's market. Mostly in that garden is a lot of corn, and potatoes.
In our other garden are plants that will be processed for our family to eat. We have potatoes, green beans, tomatoes, green peppers, eggplant, cucumbers, banana peppers, strawberries, and zinnia flowers for decoration. One of our favorite things to do in the summer is work in the garden. It brings so much satisfaction to see the fruit of your labor. Or in this case, vegetables :)
Our boys all take turns watering the garden each evening if we've not had any rain.
Our weather is looking good for the garden this week. 84 and raining for about the next 6 days or so. Every time it rains, our trees and garden looks so much more green than the day before. Ohh how I love this time of year!
The grass is growing so fast! I have been mowing it with our push mower, and our oldest son who is 9 helps me with the weedeating. However, with so much land this is proving to be quite the task to keep up with. Every other evening we are mowing or weedeating some area on the property. I was sure thankful to see the rain for the next week so we can get a little rest for now. I'm sure when this rain is over, we will surely have our work cut out for us.
I hope your getting some rain where you are so your not watering so much.
Rain is always a blessing and a curse.
Thursday, May 10, 2018
(Our family on Easter Sunday)
We are having another BOY and are thrilled. We have come up with a name but not sharing until the birth. This is our first time to do this.
I have been nesting and cleaning out everything. That is always the fun of pregnancy.
The due date is August 24th, but normally it takes a week longer :)
Hope you are enjoying the Spring weather. It is beautiful here in West Virginia!
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
It has been a very wet Spring so far here in West Virginia.
We have gone from 70 degrees, to snow, to rain now. We have a forecast of rain and 58 degrees for the next two weeks or so.
Our Easter forecast looks to be dry. Praise the Lord!
We have many projects for the upcoming weeks.
We have been:
-Preparing for new carpet in our home.
-Hoping to buy a tiller to till the gardens better.
-Painting a few rooms to spruce them up!
-Finishing our bonus room project a little at a time.
I'm sure most of you know that are on a tight budget, that projects take time. We have been praying and steadily getting our bonus room finished that is above the garage. We wanted it to be finished before Christmas but we are no where close. I have learned through marriage and life, that projects take time. Especially when you are not going into debt for them.
I have a few flower beds that need spruced up as well. That is my love!
I love to make a new flower bed and enjoy adding to it here and there.
We were at Lowe's today, and those spring pansises are calling my name. But I held off :)
How is your Spring going where you live?
Monday, March 5, 2018
We are expecting baby BOY #4 in late August, Lord willing!
We have been blessed with three boys so far.
All of our boys have a name that starts with a K. We have my husband that is Kevin, our oldest son is Karson, our 2nd son is Kipton, and our youngest son is Kase.
Coming soon....another K named blessing :)
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Around 3:30/4:00 I begin the dinner process each night.
I am thankful to be able to do this.
I know it is a blessing to have dinner on the kitchen table. We pray for the children in the schools that aren't having a meal around the table. It is such a great time for conversation and sharing.
I hear of many families who sit around the living room, while watching TV. This upsets and saddens me, as I know the Lord would have us sitting together while sharing a meal and conversation.
Tonight, I am taking a meal to a dear family friend of ours. They are in deep sadness over a situation.
It is always my hope that I remember how important it is to share a home cooked meal with others when times are difficult. I know after having babies, it's always nice to have a meal brought to the home. There is just something about dinner that is special.
John 13:34-35 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Here in West Virginia, we have been having spring like weather.
Tuesday it was 80 and Wednesday 72. It was so nice to have that warm weather.
I can't wait to get outside and get my flowers planted, and our garden going.
It is a lot of work but very worth it. I miss the green grass between my toes, and being able to take long walks to the fishing hole that my boys enjoy.
What about you??
Are you itching for Spring?
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
It seems we always wish for a white Christmas, but it doesn't happen so often here in West Virginia.
However, we always get the bulk of our snow in January and February.
We've had many snowy days here lately. Today comes 3-5 inches more.
The boys love it. Not so sure about the mommy's who have extra laundry, but trying to embrace the love of it.