12/27/2012 Kids think work is… Final Farm post

It is never too early to develop the love of the land.  Kids think “work” is fun when they are this age.  Emily loved helping in her GrandDad’s cabbage patch. Now that she’s a big girl… I pray everyday that she will keep her feet on the ground, her hands close to the soil and her heart on GOD!   Only 4 post to go!

Cabbage Patch

12/18/2012 God had arranged the last.

Woke up this morning in Sasebo, Japan thinking about home a little… thinking about the family from church and missing Kenai, our black lab.  I was still looking for a picture for today’s post and decided on this one taken a few days before we left .. .I thanked my friends for letting me take their photos with the family and their dogs and arranging such a sunset.  Andrew  said that he was only responsible for the  first two… God had arranged the last.  Thank you GOD!

12/14/2012 “Who invited you?”

“Who invited you?”   “Sourdough” the  donkey seems to be saying to Kenai. The feeder is on his side of the fence.  Now this was the meanest donkey ever…. he bit the calves, chased Kenai and created havoc in the pasture.  “Sourdough” no longer lives on SunnySide Farm.Kenai & Donkey

12/13/2012 Every family has a story.

Every family has a story.  Do you know yours?  Take a few moments and ask the where and who and why…. the more we know about our history just might give us a better view of our future.  I have said it before and I’ll say it again.  “Come see us… I’ll take your picture.”

Friends!

12/10/2012 I love my dog!

The family pooch put himself in the picture while I was taking  photos of our friends.  I could never have gotten him to do this.  I love my dog and they love theirs. Thank you GOD for pets!

SONY DSC

11/23/2012 It will make a difference!

Who a I going to be?  What will I do with my life?  Big question for such a tiny person.   So many decisions, interventions and prayers will go into the life these bright eyes will make.  Mama,  Daddy, GrandDaddy, Grandmother and so many others will have an influence on this life…. Go to God ask Him about the life of your children.  It will make a difference!

10/27/2012 …toss on the compost pile.

For years I have waited on this camellia plant.  We have moved it, pruned it, watered and fertilized it.  This year from a very scrawny bush comes forth this beautiful bloom.  Not much in the aroma department but with water droplet jewelery, it is drop down gorgeous.  Nature has its own time-table and we sometimes just have to wait.  I am really glad that I didn’t dig it up and toss on the compost pile.

10/21/2012 This is the best I could do!

We have friends that have been on the search for the best Fall color… we have relatives that have invited us to come see the Fall color show… we have a son who takes great pictures of Fall leaves.  Well… this is the best I can do for now.  Florida Fall color is a little hard to come by.

 

10/11/2012 Totally country!

A back road in central Florida.  A very peaceful spot that hasn’t been taken over by strip malls, gas stations and too many vehicles.  Florida has a split personality…. international, exotic, theme parked, over populated, fast paced winter refuge  and then there are dense brushy hammocks of pine and oak,  palmetto prairies, large and small horse farms, rolling acres of peanuts, hay and watermelons and lots of quiet, sleepy communities that are totally country.  I prefer the totally country.