Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Readying for Winter

As the seasons are changing, I am developing a true appreciation for the differences. Some may say it comes with age or maturity, but I believe it comes with an embracing of Scripture and reading the book of Ecclesiastes through Sukkot. Here it is the last few days of October and although my garden got nipped last week by frost, we have enjoyed a couple of very warm sunny days this week, which has been very good for solar panelists. I can tell, though, the wind has picked up, which means free electricity for wind "turbinors," but it more than likely also means a change of weather is on it's way. It is nearly November, so it's time to prepare for another season. The leaves are beautiful, the fatted calf is in the freezer, and I timed the chicken hatch this year to be able to leave them "on the hoof" til needed. I'm catching on to preservation efficiency! I am very grateful to report that I had a bumper crop of eggplant this year and we are still feasting on said veggie. I'm about to launch into my own personal research and experimentation as to just how many ways one can enjoy eggplant. I will keep you posted, but I am realizing we've overlooked so much of G-d's goodness for so long. Living off the land is not only a blessing, but I'm truly realizing what a privilege we've been afforded.
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: Ecclesiastes

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Welcome to Our New Blogsite

As you have already read, we do things a bit differently around here. I'm pretty sure we are not the only ones that prefer to remain outside of mainstream, so if you have made this same decision or commitment, I encourage you to contact us or at least please leave a comment. I'll be posting our goings on and new things here, so check in frequently. We raise our own veggies, meat, eggs, and milk. I also make our soap, which is available at our store. I write about this lifestyle, but more importantly I share the good news of G-d's love and encourage others in seeking Him, not only for life in the hereafter, but He wants a relationship with us in the here and now, and has given us very clear instructions for success and prosperity in this life. Now, if you are still equating prosperity with money, you need to change your perspective. Prosperity in G-d's kingdom is about having enough of what we need and enough to share with others. We are Torah observant, Messianic followers, that live off the land and realize G-d has created and provided everything we would ever need for life, here and eternally. I am also a talents coach and that means I discern and encourage others to recognize the talents and gifts G-d has given them to make a living and provide for themselves and their families.
I invite you to check out the links and visit often.
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith YHWH, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Jeremiah 29:11
. . . Shalom