Saturday, July 28, 2012

Shhh !!!

                                     Our Guests arrived this morning at 6:30 am after driving all night long. After a big breakfast of Calico Potatoes and Smoked Spam, requested by the youngest Master Hamsnthal, they are catching up on some much needed sleep. You can find the recipe for Calico Potatoes under Potatoes in the Label section of my blog.  Praise God for a safe uneventful trip!

                                      I'm not sure how much posting I will get done for the next seven days, but I will do my best. I appreciate your patience. While I was cooking we had around fifteen hot air balloons flying around. I did not get any pictures because I was preparing breakfast and didn't think to snap some shots. Sorry! Maybe they will be out tomorrow too. All the small local towns are having their Summer festivals right now. I hope to go to one or two. I love the local crafts and people watching at these events.


Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Resume of Jesus Christ

I received this in an email and wanted to share it with you. As you read it open your Bible and read the scriptures. I have no idea who the author is, but thank you for your work.

The Resume of Jesus Christ

Address:  Ephesians 1:20
Phone:  Romans 10:13
Website:  The Bible 
Keywords:  Christ, Lord, Savior and Jesus
My name is Jesus -The Christ. Many call Me Lord! I've sent you My resume because I'm seeking the top management
position in your heart. Please consider My accomplishments as set forth in My resume.
I founded the earth and established the heavens (See Proverbs 3:19).
I formed man from the dust of the ground (See Genesis 2:7).
I breathed into man the breath of life (See Genesis 2:7).
I redeemed man from the curse of the law (See Galatians 3:13).
The blessings of the Abrahamic Covenant comes upon your life through Me (See Galatians 3:14).
Occupational Background
I've only had one employer (See Luke 2:49 ).
I've never been tardy, absent, disobedient, slothful or disrespectful.
My employer has nothing but rave reviews for Me (See Matthew 3:15 -17).
Skills Work Experiences
Some of my skills and work experiences include: empowering the poor to be poor no more, healing the brokenhearted,
setting the captives free, healing the sick, restoring sight to the blind and setting at liberty them that are bruised (See Luke 4:18).
I am a Wonderful Counselor (See Isaiah 9:6). People who listen to Me shall dwell safely and shall not fear evil
(See Proverbs 1:33).
Most importantly, I have the authority, ability and power to cleanse you of your sins (See I John 1:7-9).
Educational Background
I encompass the entire breadth and length of knowledge, wisdom and understanding (See Proverbs 2:6).
In Me, are hid all of the treasures of wisdom and knowledge (See Colossians 2:3).
My Word is so powerful; it has been described as being a lamp unto your feet and a light unto your path (See Psalms 119:105).
I can even tell you all of the secrets of your heart (See Psalms 44:21).
Major Accomplishments
I was an active participant in the greatest Summit Meeting of all times (See Genesis 1:26 ).
I laid down My life so that you may live (See II Corinthians 5:15 ).
I defeated the arch enemy of God and mankind and made a show of them openly (See Colossians 2:15 ).
I've miraculously fed the poor, healed the sick and raised the dead!
There are many more major accomplishments, too many to mention here. You can read them on My website, which
is located at:  www dot - the BIBLE. You don't need an Internet connection or computer to access My website.
Believers and followers worldwide will testify to My divine healing, salvation, deliverance, miracles, restoration and supernatural guidance.
In Summation

Now, that you've read My resume, I'm confident that I'm the only candidate uniquely qualified to fill this vital position in
your heart. In summation, I will properly direct your paths (See Proverbs 3:5-6) and lead you into everlasting life
(See John 6:47). When can I start? Time is of the essence (See Hebrews 3:15).

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Two Are Better Than One...

Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

New International Version (NIV)

Two are better than one,
    because they have a good return for their labor:
10 If either of them falls down,
    one can help the other up.
But pity anyone who falls
    and has no one to help them up.

A true friend knows your weaknesses but shows you your strengths;
feels your fears but fortifies your faith;
sees your anxieties but frees your spirit;
recognizes your disabilities but emphasizes your possibilities.

- William Arthur Ward

Monday, July 23, 2012

Company's Coming !!!!!

We are so blessed by God with true friends. The Hamsnthal's are coming for a visit, not just mom and dad, but their boys too. We have shared the joys of having children vicariously through our friends and I must say that WE  (Ha Ha ) have raised some fine young men. This will be their (boys) first trip here and we are looking forward to sharing this part of our life with them.

We added two chairs and a leaf to our dinning table to accommodate
our guests. Sharing meals together is a great pleasure for me, since
I love to cook and it's a time to for all of us to share our hopes
and dreams...

Over the years, we have taken many vacations together and have literally traveled through a hurricane together. What a blast ! We have become an intricate part of each other's lives for many years and many more to come. I pray for safe travels and adventures for all...

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Nothing New Under The Sun...

We are still working around the house. We hauled a load of trash off to the dump yesterday. We still have to finish the coop. We picked up the last of the supplies for it a couple of days ago. So far, we have only purchased screws, wire and a couple of pieces of re bar from retail stores. Everything else has been purchased from Re-Store (Habitat for Humanity). It is possible to make an affordable coop and yard. I will share  "how too" as soon as we complete everything.

We have been hiking every other day for the last two weeks and have logged over fifteen miles on just three of the hikes. This may not sound like much, but at 9,000 feet in the Rockies it's pretty good. Today, we will hike a new trail at a nearby state park. I need to make up our lunches and get our packs in order before we head out for a new adventure. God has provided an amazing place for all of us to live and play. Thank you, Father...

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Chick Pix

Back door chicken...

Casanova "Cass" for short. He loves me...

Cass looking for a treat...

The boys learning to be roosters...

Juliet is checking out the controls. She is the dominant hen...

Time for a nap...

Juliet checking everyone out...

Chillin' out in the shade of the house...

But wait, there's more...

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Baby Lima Beans And Jalapeno Corn Bread

Sort, rinse and drain 1 lb of Baby Lima beans. Cover beans with water (8 cups)
in a large stock pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 4 minutes.
remove from heat, cover, and let stand for 2 hours. Do not drain.

Ingredients: 4 cloves crushed garlic, ham bone, 2 bay leaves,
2 potatoes peeled and cubed, 4 large carrots peeled and sliced,
4 celery stalks sliced thin, 1 large onion chopped, 1/2 tsp crushed thyme,
2 tbs bouillon, 1/2 tsp pepper and a pinch of cayenne pepper.

Add ham bone to pot of boiling beans, add all ingredients except potatoes and carrots.
Simmer on low for one hour. Remove ham bone from pot and pick meat from bone. Add meat,
potatoes and carrots to the pot and cook until veggies are tender. (about 30 minutes) 

Serve with Jalapeno corn bread...

I got this recipe from a electric cooperative magazine...

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Finally, The Sabbath...

Praise God for a day off ! We have been so busy cleaning, repairing, building and organizing that I have only had time to put a few thoughts down and take a picture here and there.
The monsoonal rains have begun to fall and cool things off a bit. Thank God! I know that it has not been as hot as some parts of the country, but when your not used to it your just not used to it. The rains have also helped to get all these fires under control. I read over the next few days there will be a cooling off period for much of the country.

Hopefully the grass will begin to grow and seed instead of just crunch and burn. Last year we had beautiful rains that helped produce lovely grass throughout this area. The free range cattle thrived on the nutrient rich grasses.

Number One took this one of the storm rolling in...

The chicken's are growing and venturing out of their yard. They need to stay out longer and forage more, so they eat less store bought feed. I'm having a terrible time telling if some are roosters or hens. I have at least four roosters and I'm thinking seven, but I will just have to wait and see. I keep promising pictures, but have not picked up batteries yet. I need to make the dreaded trip to Wmart, but don't really want to. My cell camera just isn't that great.

Temporary coop... Number One snapped this one while I was
feeding my babies.

We have had to fire up the generator the last few days because of the lack of sun in the afternoons. Our carbon monoxide detector actually went off yesterday. The fumes must have gone around the house and into an open window. It was strange since most of the windows were open except the side of the house the generator was on and the window was closed in the room that the detector was in.

Thursday: I got nothing...


We finished the organizing part of the house today. We still have some repairs to do, touch up paint etc... Number One and I worked on the permanent coop. The coyote's were out in full force last night. Hopefully, we will finish it the early part of next week.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

A Strange Feeling...

Have you ever had a strange feeling that you just could not shake? Well, mine started yesterday afternoon. We took the day off since it was a holiday and we have been Spring (Summer) cleaning for at least a week now. Boy, when we are finished not one spot will have been missed, but that's another post.

My feeling really took on a strong form in the evening. We have had lots of cloud coverage, so not much power from the sun and decided to turn everything off and turn in early. I was out convincing the chickens to retire early too, so I could let the dogs out when I was overwhelmed with this dreadful feeling. I looked all around for a bear or something equivalent to my feeling, but found nothing. I got the chickens up, let the dogs out all the while searching, but still nothing.

Once my evening chores were finished, I came inside and checked the news on the computer before I turned it off and still there was nothing but the usual awful news that has plagued this world for way too long. I still have an anxiousness about me, but have failed to locate it's source. I was able to sleep well last night, so maybe the sky is not falling, yet...


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Independence Day!!!

What a great day to celebrate our country's Independence and our liberty. It was not freely given to us. Our fore father's blood and tears course through the veins of our country. Everyday our soldier's sacrifice life and limb to insure that we continue to have a great and free nation. Do not hand over your freedom so easily to those who believe that they know what's best for you. Be careful what you wish for in the name of security...

All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.

Winston Churchill

 Have a blessed and safe holiday,
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.

Ronald Reagan

Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.

Thomas Jefferson

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Living Proof Live

I was blessed with the opportunity to go with a few of my dear sister's in Christ to a Beth Moore Living Proof Live Ministries Conference. It was AWESOME!!! Yes, I'm yelling at the top of my lungs. The auditorium was filled with thousands of women and a few men praising God. The Holy Spirit was definately with us as we worshipped our Lord.

The LPM team ministered to all the fire victims. The evacuee's received free admission, water and all the love they could handle. LPM continued blessing us by matching all the donations made to Samaratan's Purse. 100 % of all donations went directly to the fire victims. Praise God!

If you ever have the opportunity to attend one of these wonderful conferences, do it! You will be blessed and renewed. We stayed overnight at a fancy hotel, enjoyed a short time in the pool/ hot tub, ate way too much food and had a wonderful time of fellowship.

I have renewed my desire to complete my most important goals and with God's strength I will see them to fruition. The vail of my heart has been torn in two and I am ready for God's instruction in every aspect in my life.

 God, I'm listening. Help me to hear you and obey your will for me. In Jesus Christ name I pray. Amen and Amen

Monday, July 2, 2012

Odd Pix

Hello All,

           I sure hope that everyone had a blessed weekend. Here are a few pix that I have taken over the past month or so. They are just random photos. Enjoy...

Beautiful sunset...

Home grown sprouts...

I found this grater at a yard sale for $5. It's the stand alone version of my
table mount grater...

Chicken yard building day...

I left out one...

The balloons were out early this morning...

This is one of the largest balloons in North America according
to it's operator. The other balloon is short and squatty compared
to this giant.

Jack was up early too...