Saturday, January 23, 2016

Daybook this Septuagesima Sunday

Outside my window...while the east coast is pummeled by snow, we had a teenie bit of frost. It melted pretty early.

I am thinking...Lent is coming!! Happy Septuagesima Sunday! Father wore purple vestments at mass to remind us to start thinking of and planning Lent for sacrifices, prayers and works. (No Gloria, no Alleluia). It's early this year, with the nativity scene still over by the altar. 

I am praying for..end to abortion, mothers to love their babies and choose life. For our culture to be more loving and forgiving and help those who have been hurt and help them seek forgiveness through Christ.

I am thankful...for this thoughtful house warming gift from my parents. Nice to get one more area organized. 

In the kitchen..butter garlic shrimp on greens for dinner and Blue Bell's peppermint ice cream for dessert. Simple at balancing calories. Haha.

I am creating...block robots with Lilly.

I am many 4h practices this week for Consumer Decision Making, Archery, and Meats Judging. Hopefully learn more of what we signed up for! Also the kids have an archery competition this weekend, so they have spent and need to spend quite a lot of time at Gander Mtn making adjustments.

I am wondering...about our orchard plan. Out trees we ordered through our county extension office are in this Saturday. I hope to meet with the master gardener about some of my placement places for the citrus trees. 

I am reading...Five Children and It by E. Nesbit to the kids. 

I am watching..Season 7 of Little House. I haven't watched this far before, and still do it out of protest in how far the series goes away from the Little House books. We had to accept the Mary's fictional life. Then there is the whole 1980's issues slant and bias: racial issues, women's rights at work, body issue focus. Issues that were a problem in 1980's not 1890's.  It annoys me so much I have to remind the kids it is not historical!!!! Just watch with a light heart. But honestly it does a disservice to real issues of the time. End rant.

Around the farm...we have a new baby lamb. Born Saturday morning. There was a twin, but was still born. The baby looks just like the one that we lost last month.
We have quarantined the sheep pen so that mamas and babies can be safe. So you know we are new to this shepherding gig and I know the thing about tomcats not wanting babies, I didn't know Rams were the same way. Sadly so. So males were kicked out of pen in the hopes this little black sheep makes it. 

I am listening to...guineas yelling/singing in the chicken coop.

I am looking forward to...fencing this area for the garden. I'm standing at one corner and that orange flag marks the other.

Around the house...remembering this time last year we were dismantling, burning, destroying the little house. I'm thankful for remnants still around. This door adorns the chicken coop brooder room. 

A favorite quote/verse/prayer for the anniversary of Roe v Wade...all by Mother Teresa
“I feel that the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child, a direct killing of the innocent child, murder by the mother herself.” 
"The greatest destroyer of peace is abortion because if a mother can kill her own child, what is left for me to kill you and you to kill me? There is nothing between."
“And if we can accept that a mother can kill her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another?” 

One of my favorite things...time alone with each of my kids. I have such a different experience with each one, since personalities and ages range all over.
Lily and I enjoyed this pretty day outdoors while the older kids were at archery practice.

A peek into my skies making me happy. The moon has been pretty incredible too.

Have a fantastic week!


  1. I LOVE your door knob. And the baby lambs and all the animals. I am a city dweller and it is so fun to see what country dwellers are up what does it really sound like to hear guineas sing!? Also love that fun photo of the masks at the top. Have a wonderful week!!

  2. I love how you repurpose so many things from the little house that once stood on your property.

    I am a huge Little House fan ;) Was since I was a teensy weensy girl, but totally didn't pay any attention to the complaints you posted. About 13 years ago, we started buying the seasons on DVD for our girls. They loved it so much, we ended up eventually buying all the seasons ( one at a time as a gift). We still have them. I heard that they are going to be making movie out of it??

    Hoping your weekend is great and you have a blessed Sunday!!

    1. I know I can be a cynical, historical fact checking wet blanket so I try to keep my mouth shut while we watch it. The girls love it. I haven't heard about a movie. We do love the books and show.
      We are big Ralph Moody fans too (Little Britches series), and I'm surprised there aren't movies about him.
      Have a great weekend, Patty!

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