Tuesday, September 30, 2008

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“To be a true hero you must be a true Christian. To sum up then, heroism is largely based on two qualities — truthfulness and unselfishness, a readiness to put one’s own pleasure aside for that of others, to be courteous to all, kind to those younger than yourself, helpful to your parents, even if helpfulness demands some slight sacrifice of your own pleasure... You must remember that these two qualities are the sign of Christian heroism.” —G.A. Henty

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As a practical matter, G.A Henty has been a tool of the Lord to cultivate in my son a ferocious passion for history and to impart to him (in a way that often astonishes Beall and me) a nearly encyclopedic retention of the facts of hundreds of key events in history. On dozens, if not hundreds of occasions, the Henty series has afforded me opportunities to engage my teenage son in rich, meaningful conversations about the greatest events in history, the men behind the events, and the theology which drove those men. Whether the subject was ancient Egypt, the fall of the temple at Jerusalem, the Crusades, or the British colonization of India, the Henty historical fiction novels have been a source of never-ending blessed discussion in our home.

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Monday, September 29, 2008

Count Your Blessings Monday!!


Here is an opportunity for you to give thanks unto the Lord for a blessing in your life. If you have a blog, please sign Mr. Linky below and post on your blog. Please link back to this blog and you may use the picture above. If you do not have a blog, leave a comment on this post telling us what you are thankful for and what you are counting as a blessing today. This is a way that we can encourage one another. Many of our blessings we will have pictures of and we can share those as well. I think that many times we forget that it is a blessing to be able to breath, to get out of bed, to hold a baby... Share your blessings with us. They encourage others. We can share so many other things.... special gifts, recipes, let's take the time to share how God has blessed us!!


I am so thankful that I serve a God of details. So many things have been happening around here lately. We are getting ready for an upcoming wedding and trying to get the last of the garden in and taking care of regular daily tasks, etc. God has been very faithful to help me accomplish what needed to be done. He never brought me more than I could handle at any one time. He helped us to have things ripe in the garden as we needed them. He has blessed us with His bounty, yet made sure we could take care of it all and not let it go to waste.

We are trying to be on a strict budget right now. We really wanted to go see Fireproof the Movie when it opened this weekend. Our local radio station was giving away tickets. My husband would try on his way home from work to win them. After he did not with them all week, we just thought we would wait for it to come out on DVD and see it then. On Friday after Michael was home We decided to try one more time and God allowed us to win 4 tickets to the movie. So, not only did He take care of the detail of giving us tickets, but He also blessed us to be able to share them with friends.

I am grateful that He is teaching me to keep my face turned to Him and let Him take care of the things that go on. To trust Him for the timing if things don't happen when I think they should. Praise God from whom all blessing flow!!!

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. James 1:17

Friday, September 26, 2008

The Heavens Declare God's Glory!!

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Psalm 19:1

The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the people see his glory. Psalm 97:6






I was going out to do one last outside chore and saw the skies. I had to run for my camera. These pictures do not even do the colors justice. I praise the Lord for the beauty He surrounds us with. Just think, no two sunsets are alike. They change from moment to moment.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Thursday Product Highlight!!


On Thursdays I plan on highlighting a product that we carry in the General Store. This will give people a chance to hear about why we chose to carry that product.

I have read and heard of many possible dangers of using aluminum to cook in. We try to use glass or stainless steel. The only cake pan I have is glass. When I want to take a cake somewhere you have to cover the pan for transporting. When you remove the lid it usually messes up the icing. Also, we use that same pan to make lasagna and other baked casseroles. If there is cheese on top and you cover the pan to take to a pot blessing or to share with a friend, you lose a lot of the cheese when you take the top off. These are no longer problems for us.
This is a stainless steel baking pan. It is a nice heavy weight, but not so heavy to make it cumbersome. It is 10" X 13" X 3.25". The wonderful thing about this pan is that it has a domed or raised lid that just snaps on. The lid is also stainless steel, so if you wanted to take your lasagna somewhere, you could snap the lid on knowing that it was not going to pull the cheese off when you removed it. You could even put some decorations on your cake and not worry about them being messed up when you got to where you are going.

We have several nice pieces of stainless steel bakeware available in the store. We are looking for more pieces to add. Come check out what we have to offer. This would make an excellent gift for a newly married couple or even for that person in your life that loves to bake.

Come visit Amazing Graze General Store!!

** Elizabeth asked about gift cards to the store. There is a gift certificate option now working in the store. Go to the category for gift certificates and choose the dollar amount you wish to purchase. You will be emailed your own personal code to use to redeem it, or we can email it to someone else of your choice.


Wednesday, September 24, 2008

New Twist on Ricotta Cheese

I think I have pretty much canned most of what I am going to this year. I still have beets to do. I would have liked some more green beans, but they just did not do well with the drought and we did not water like we should. I have plenty of tomatoes, and those will come in handy.

I wanted to share something I tried with you. I have told you how I make what I call ricotta cheese, although it is not a true ricotta. I tried a new variation and it came out really good. I had milk getting old and I did not want to waste it. I skimmed the cream and made butter and then I made the ricotta with the milk. I got quite a bit of cheese, so I took some and added agave nectar and a wee bit of milk to it. It came out as a sweet cheese with a smooth texture. I put it in the freezer. I may make a cheese danish for a holiday breakfast or something with it. The rest I had to divide into two portions so it would fit into my food processor and even then it was a bit too much. I added salt, pepper, some onion and some jalapenos. I did have to add a bit of milk to it as well to help it move in the processor because I had put too much in. It has a wonderful flavor and a smooth spreadable texture so you could put it on crackers or bread or even dip veggies into it. I was thinking it would make a good sandwich with homemade bread and slice of tomato!!!

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The Walk of Repentance

My husband and I are doing a Bible study with another couple. The Bible study is called The Walk of Repentance by Steve Gallagher. We have done several Bible studies together and they have been in many different formats. I think I am getting more out of this one than any of the others so far. The title line on the book is "A 24-week guide to personal transformation". We are on week 3.

It starts out talking about what is true accountability. It is much more than just be accountable to someone for a besetting sin. It is truly being willing to pour yourself out for others and them doing the same for you. I am currently reading a book by Edith Schaeffer. It is the L'Abri letters that she wrote home to family and friends. This woman literally poured herself out for her family, friends and the people that God brought to L'Abri. It would have been so easy on MANY occasions for her to say that she was too busy, had too much to do, or was not in any shape to do what she did. She trusted in the Lord and went on regardless. How many times do I just quit or tell someone that I can't help them because my own plate is full. Do I even try to push myself or am I in my own comfort zone and want to stay there. Do I see the needs of other and reach out to them in the name of the Lord and trust Him to help me get my own stuff done?

Then it goes on to talk about subjection and submission. It gave several verses to look up and had us write out, in our own words, what they said about these principles. Then it hit on rebellion. I don't think that many Christians take rebellion as seriously as God does. If you are a parent and have dealt with rebellion with a child, you have a small taste of it, but how many times do we almost proudly walk in rebellion in different areas of our life. God has VERY STRONG words about rebellion.

It moved on over other areas, but then came to a whole page of verses about reproof. We were to look up the verses and explain them in our own words. I will give you the references from this page, and I would encourage you to do this exercise. How many times are we a scoffer or a scorner or a fool? All of the verses are in Proverbs 9:7-8; 12:1,15; 10:17; 15:12; 17:10; 29:1; 15:31-32.

I think the one lesson that has gone the deepest for me was the one on the Pharisee and the tax gatherer in Luke 18:9-14. The Pharisee is all wrapped up in himself. He tells all the wonderful things he has done, how he has kept the law. Then he compared himself to the sins of those other people. How many times do I share something with a puffed up spirit. I homeschooled, I home church, I live on a farm and grow and raise much of my food. Do you see a trend.. I, I, I, I. When I learn something do I ask others what it is, and then when they can't answer, share the right answer with them as if "I" know it all. If I learn a new herb or identify a new weed with helpful properties, do I share it like I have known all along, or do I point out this new discovery I just found and then even give credit to the one who told me? It says that the tax gatherer would not even stand near the Pharisee. Do you think it was because he felt he was better? No way, he was so humbled and bent low because of his own sin. He was not paying any attention to the sins of the Pharisee or anyone else for that matter. Then the book asks, "Does this describe the attitude of your heart?" OUCH!!! Do you ever look at others as they stumble over something, sometimes time after time and have a bit of a puffed up feeling that you are not like them? I had to write NO to the question in the book and I am ashamed to admit that. Then it asks what do you need to do to gain this attitude. The first thing I need to do is repent. I need to cry out to God and ask Him to show me my own heart's sickness. I need to look at all I have or have been able to do and realize it is ONLY by God's grace. I am blessed, not talented. Anything good in me comes from the Lord and I need to remind myself of that daily or even moment by moment. I am praying that this study will change me.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Canning Jalapenos

I was asked to tell a little bit more about jalapenos. I couldn't find my regular recipe this year, so I asked around some and read several books. Remember to use gloves when handling hot peppers. I was told that if you get the seeds and juice on your hand enough, you have to soak them in milk or something to even soothe them. Also, one of my books said that you should never can peppers in anything larger than a pint jar. They said it is actually unsafe to can them in quarts. Now, I don't know the reason behind that and I am not sure I agree with it, but since our family is so small the smaller jars work better for us. I did the whole jalapenos in pints and the rings in 1/2 pints. Here is what I did.

For the whole jalapenos, I washed them and then cut the stem off. I put them in pint jars and added 1/2 tsp. of salt. I then made a brine of 1 part vinegar and 2 parts water. For the jars you see below (all of them, not just the pints), I used 3 1/2 cups of vinegar and 7 cups of water. I had just a little bit left over. I fill the jars with the brine leaving 1/2 inch of head space.

For the slices I was told you can cut off the end and then stick a skinny knife down in there and scrape the seeds out. I just left the seeds in. I put 1/4 tsp. of salt in each jar. I sliced them and put them in the jars and again added the brine leaving 1/2 inch of head space.

I put on the hot lids and water bathed them for 10 mins. You can add some garlic is you like. One lady even adds dill to hers. Experiment with what you like. I just did ours plain.

By the way, this barely made a dent in the peck of peppers.

** Lady Snow asked what we do with all the jalapenos. We make salsa with them. Michael puts them on his salad. They get crackers and put some cream cheese on them and then a jalapeno slice. Joshua loves them on his pizza. I am sure there are other things they do with them, but that is all that is coming to mind.

Count Your Blessings Monday!!


Here is an opportunity for you to give thanks unto the Lord for a blessing in your life. If you have a blog, please sign Mr. Linky below and post on your blog. Please link back to this blog and you may use the picture above. If you do not have a blog, leave a comment on this post telling us what you are thankful for and what you are counting as a blessing today. This is a way that we can encourage one another. Many of our blessings we will have pictures of and we can share those as well. I think that many times we forget that it is a blessing to be able to breath, to get out of bed, to hold a baby... Share your blessings with us. They encourage others. We can share so many other things.... special gifts, recipes, let's take the time to share how God has blessed us!!



Today, I want to thank the Lord for the blessing of Autumn. I love the smells, the colors, the flavors of Autumn. It is my favorite time of the year. The light of the sun is different, the air cools down, the harvest is plentiful. The Lord gets out His palette of colors and starts to paint the landscape. It starts with the yellow of goldenrod and the purple of iron weed. Other yellow, white and purple flowers start blooming. You see orange pumpkins in the fields, in displays at stores and on people's porches. Then you start to see the trees turning. Some trees change all at once. Some start in one spot and it spreads. I am so grateful that He gave us this beautiful world and its seasons. He could have just made everything like stick figures and black and white. We are also told we will see things in heaven that we can't imagine. I wonder if all the beauty around us will seem like stick figures and black and white against what awaits us there.

What are you thankful for today?

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Mickey Mouse Potato

We found a place to buy 50 lbs. of potatoes for a great price. We decided to try a bag. I went to pull some out of the bag to cook tonight and found this one.
It looks just like Mickey Mouse. It has two eyes and a crooked smile and a point out with a nose on the end. My son told me to sell it on ebay. =)

We processed all the peppers this weekend and then went out and found another huge amount to do. =) We also picked a peck of peppers to pickle like Peter Piper. I am going to just can some whole and others in jalapeno rings.


I have tomatoes to pick and beets to dig. I want to get all of this done by this week if possible.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

We are back in business!!

We have power!!!! YIPPEE!! It came on this afternoon. Thank you to the Eddy family for letting us borrow the generator. All of our food was saved and we were able to get water for the animals.

I think I will wait until next week to do a product review. I wanted to share some pictures with you. During the power outage my last Monarch George came out of his chrysalis and flew off. Now, I just have Fennel George and he is still sleeping. =) Here are some pictures of Monarch George. You can tell that his wings are still wet and wobbly in the first picture of him.


I love to walk around and look at the world God gave to us to enjoy. There are so many different types of plants, trees and flowers to look at. This first one is a very small (no bigger across than a quarter) flower in my hanging basket out front.
This is a flower I love to look at up close. This is the flower on the Jewelweed. If you click on it and look at it close, it is so beautiful. It reminds me a little windsock with ruffles.
This is a Hibiscus. It is actually starting to wilt. The petals are much more rounded when it is fresh and new.
This is a wee tiny Queen Anne's Lace in the yard. They must do well in the drought conditions. They came up everywhere. The yard is full of a bunch of tiny ones. Look at the intricacies of this bloom. God did not have to go into that much detail for us. Yet, He did!!!
Here is some Goldenrod. Many people think they are allergic to it and they are actually allergic to ragweed which blooms at the same time.

I also found some dogwood berries while I was walking down the driveway with my husband. They are so bright and pretty among the fading foliage. The second picture is just the sun shining on some. They are all just as red as the ones in the first picture.


We also saw these fungi or mushrooms growing all around the base of this tree. I am not sure exactly what they are.

This little guy was growing in my yard. I thought it had to be really moist for mushrooms to sprout up.

Today, Ginny visited me. She went to leave and the power company had her blocked in my driveway. So, she walked back to the house and found a bunch of berries that look like this growing in the edge of my woods. She brought it to the house. I walked back out to the end of the driveway with her to get my mail and found this bunch on the way back. We think they may be Goldenseal, but we are not sure.

Are you tired of pictures yet? Not having power did not keep me inside or keep me from taking pictures. I am always practicing trying to improve my abilities. When I walked to the end of the driveway with Michael, I got a close up view of the downed lines. They were in quite a tangle.


If you click on this picture and make it larger, you will see the huge limb that is dangling down. It won't take much to bring that one down.

Have you ever played Hide And Go Sheep? This sheep was hiding from me behind a small patch of weeds. =)

Here are Star (up close) and Belle waiting in the driveway away from the road while we check the mail.

Star is such a good girl. She was out on my picture taking jaunt with me.

This spider was trying out life as a bluebird. I cleaned the whole box out.

I just liked these next 2 pictures because of the colors, lighting and shadows. This is pictures of our pond. You can see how all the cattails were blown sideways a bit with the strong winds.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Ike Strikes!! =)

We are still without power. I am so thankful that someone invented a generator and I am so thankful that our friend has so graciously let us borrow theirs.

I took this video on Sunday. The tree right in the front when it begins is the one that snapped off at the base. You will also see our burn pile to the right of the stock trailer. We have not been able to burn for a long time because of the drought. We had gotten some rain at the end of last week and we were going to burn, but are thankful we waited. Those embers would have been all through the woods. The trailer blocked the wind from blowing the whole pile all over. We did have to pick up some pieces of it.


video

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Count Your Blessings Monday!! (A Day Late)

I have the generator running again. So, I couldn't resist getting back on here and posting.


Here is an opportunity for you to give thanks unto the Lord for a blessing in your life. If you have a blog, please sign Mr. Linky below and post on your blog. Please link back to this blog and you may use the picture above. If you do not have a blog, leave a comment on this post telling us what you are thankful for and what you are counting as a blessing today. This is a way that we can encourage one another. Many of our blessings we will have pictures of and we can share those as well. I think that many times we forget that it is a blessing to be able to breath, to get out of bed, to hold a baby... Share your blessings with us. They encourage others. We can share so many other things.... special gifts, recipes, let's take the time to share how God has blessed us!!


Today, I am thankful that the storm did not do any real damage to us or anyone we know. We are without power, and a few things happened, but no person or animal was hurt. We were told to expect several days of rain, but no one predicted the winds. We had not put anything away or secured anything. They kept changing the forecast as the winds increased. In the end, they say that the winds were sustained between 35 and 55 miles per hour with gusts up to 70 miles per hour. The way our property is set, the wind just whistles right on through without a wind break. We could have had a lot more damage to our house, so we are grateful.

There are several big trees that came down in our woods. God helping Michael cut firewood. They won't be for this winter or at least not until late spring, but they are down and waiting to be cut up. One that came down was a large one and it was already dead, so we will have some firewood to start with.


Our peach tree split in half. It gave that one last hurrah with the peaches we got this year. The one part is still standing, but I am not sure it will survive.
This used to be my dogwood tree in the front yard. =) Kind of short now.
Here is the upper part of that tree over in our side yard.
After the winds had been blowing awhile, the clouds came. We kept hoping they would drop rain on us, but we got basically none.
This is the end of our driveway. Those are power lines you see all coiled up. They were across the driveway, but someone (whom I will not name) moved them over.
If you click on this picture you will see a blue mailbox on the left of the picture. That is where our driveway starts. This tree is the one that fell on the lines and pulled them down.
There is actually 2 trees that went down here. It is hard to see them both. One was smaller. The larger one basically just uprooted and you can see the roots and dirt that came up.
Here are a couple of more pictures of the 2 trees.

We are safe and sound. We have very gracious friends who have lent us their generator, so our freezers and fridges are staying cold. We are sharing it with the neighbor. We have a lot to be thankful for.

What are you thankful for today?