Sunday Fellowship

We continued our study on Spiritual Warfare. Sorry I don’t have notes posted yet – I’ll really try to get caught up some on the blog.

After fellowship we got into a discussion that was a continuation of last week’s discussion on whether and how Christians should engage in civil affairs. You can read about that here for now.

Tonight we are going to hear Peter Marshall speak.

Medicating the chickens

I guess sometimes you just can’t be 100% organic, no matter how bad you want to be. Our chickens got an upper respiratory infection, so today we started medication. If it doesn’t work I want to just put all the chickens we have in the freezer (or canner) and start again next year.

The Lillies are out


why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?




The lillies are blooming at Big Oak Ridge and they are beautiful. The pics don’t do them justice.

That reminds me of this old movie, which Paula and I really like.

Blog Update

I decided to change the template on the blog. I thought the sidebar looked a little cramped, and on this blog I think the sidebar is important, so I wanted it to be a little bigger. The colors are pretty much the same on this template so the difference isn’t that significant. Having the sidebar on the right plays with my sense of “left/right justification” a little bit, but I’ll see if I can get used to it.

Home Group

Home group was good today. This was part two on “Worship”. I’ll try to post notes later.
We had a lively discussion about who our brother is, what our relationship to God is (or should be) and the importance and effect of what God has done. I don’t know if anyone else is getting anything out of this, but I can really sense the Holy Spirit speaking to me and I am encouraged.

Summer in full swing.

Summer is in full swing. Nature is looking good. Elijah and I were out on the 4 wheeler enjoying some father-son time, and we came across a big doe just watching us. So we stopped and watcher her. We also found some tasty berries and a giant ant hill. I love summer and the woods!


The Forum …

I apologize for not keeping up with the forum very well lately. This is the busy season for farming, and I just haven’t had much time to “play” on the computer. I’ll try to get some updated info out there soon in case anyone’s interested.

Right now the updates are:
Strawberries aren’t doing so well this year – may have had frost damage.
We let the meat chickens out today after losing two to heat stroke. Bad on us.
No home group this week (June 28)

Painting with Paula




Paula stained all the decks and all the railings on the big house (and there are a LOT of decks and railings on this place). Her friend Wendy helped her, and I am thankful that I did not have to touch a brush! 16 gallons of stain (and counting – she’s not quite done yet).

Busy Week




We’re building a new herb garden on the west lawn. I was trying to come up with a way to use some old cement blocks Ryan had and this was the outcome. Tomorrow we’ll get some pics with the plants in – it looks way cooler with stuff planted.

June Farm Pix

Mr Loppy trying to escape.

The other 4 bunnies.

The big chickens enjoying the orchard run.

The baby chicks are getting big.

And there are a lot of them. 🙂