Winter solstice

Winter solstice

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Changes

          I haven't done much on the blog for the last several weeks. There are several reasons for that, one being the holidays and being so busy. But the main reason is that there have been alot of changes in my life lately. Change is good but change is also hard. I have had to take a real hard look at myself and there are some things there that I don't like. So, therefore, I need to change and with the Lord's help, I will. This blog will also change, because I am going to change. I need to concentrate on home and being here as much as I can. I need to follow Proverbs 31 as closely as I can. It is going to be my new recipe for life. It is my desire to not worry about a thing in the world and just concentrate on home. This farm means more than anything to me and it is my santuary.  I found an article written by J.R Miller and it really struck home. " A true home is one of the most sacred places. It is a resting place, at which close of day the weary retire to gather new strength for the battle and toil of tomorrow. It is the place where love learns its lessons, where life is schooled into dicipline and strength, where character is molded.... Home is the true wife's kingdom. She may touch life outside in many ways, if she can do it without slighting the duties that are hers within her own doors. The woman who makes a sweet, beautiful home, filling it with love and prayer and purity, is doing something better than anything else her hands could find to do beneath the skies. "  This is just a small part of what he wrote but it made me take a good look at myself and the kind of Godly woman and wife that I desire to be.
        On a much lighter note... winter is here and I am happy for the time of quiet that it brings. All is well in the barn, I am only milking one doe. They are due to freshen again in March. The pigs are fat and happy. Luke is doing great and I am getting around 20 eggs a day. The new spinning wheel is ordered and should be here next week. I am going to be adding some lambs in the spring. I have been knitting like crazy. I am working with some Alpaca yarn right now and love it. My husband told me not to get any wise ideas about adding an alpaca to the herd. Hope everyone is "wintering" well where ever you are.