Thursday, April 30, 2015
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Next, our latest addition is some new little layer ducks. In these first pictures they are about three days old.
They are so cute and fun to watch.
The two hives....I'm sure the bees will "bee" glad when there is some nectar for them to gather. Right now we are feeding them cane sugar syrup, but they have started collecting pollen!
I don't have any recent pictures of our "old" ducks, so I will put a picture from last summer. These girls are being replaced with the new babies in a few months.
So, far other than the dog and five cats that patrol the premises and keep us rodent free, that's all the animals we have.
We are hoping to add some Bourbon Red Heritage Turkeys and some Delaware Chickens for meat birds.
I will hopefully be adding a picture of a newborn calf soon!
Leslie and Gerry
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
With these wonderful gifts we can make lumber to build a myriad
of things or sell to the mill for others to build with. We don't usually heat our house with the very best that the forest has to offer, we use trees that have died naturally and that have been standing dead for a while so as to be nice and dry. Or if we have to clear trees or do other logging, there is usually part of the tree that becomes firewood for us. Also, with the mill, we have a lot of "mill ends that work for firewood.
It's kind of funny. When I walk in our woods, I look around, but when Gerry walks in our woods, he looks up! We'll be walking along and all of a sudden he says, wow there's a red fir that's dying, it'll be a good saw log. Or, that will be good firewood. Or, that white pine will make some nice clear lumber! I don't know how he keeps from falling!
I love our woods, there always seems to be a cool, secret place waiting to be found.
Blessed are you Lord Our God Creator of the Universe.
Baruch atah Adonai Eloheynu Melech Ha Olam!
Thursday, February 26, 2015
So Fun! It was good to visit with Jer who was keeping the kids by himself for the weekend while Jess was at a conference in Atlanta Georgia!
That evening after they were gone, Ger and I revisited the many little happenings that brought smiles to our faces and joy to our hearts. Such little blessings. Thank you Lord.
Friday, February 13, 2015
Saturday, February 7, 2015
|With whom will you compare God? By what standard will you evaluate him?|
This is a picture of Pend Orielle Lake, I took this picture on a paddle board trip a couple of summers ago. I am sure looking forward to getting in some more paddle board excursions this year. Most anywhere on the lake is a feast for the eyes, it is just beautiful every direction you turn. It always makes me thank God to be able to enjoy the beauty of his creation.
Monday, February 2, 2015
I LOVE walking out in the dark each morning in the snow with our headlamps on to go down to the barn to do the chores. It's kind of magical and I don't know why.
I LOVE bringing back the milk and eggs, even though they make a little more work for me each day, it;s nice knowing where your food is coming from. It's kind of magical and I don't know why.
It may be that these are gifts from God, good and perfect gifts and that is why they seem so magical.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
To start with the picture of me on this account is way younger than I look now...........Walk in Love Ranch is in a new location and if I believed in reincarnation, I would say I was in my third life, but really it is just my third stage of life. Only one life, 'twill soon be past, Only what's done for Messiah will last. I pray I will have done well when all is said and done.
Walking in Love, easy to say, hard to do, but it is the quest of our lives. We are trying to learn exactly what that means and put it into practice.
I will introduce you to our little farm creatures another day. Tonight, we just want to say Welcome and come again.
Leslie and Gerry
P.S. They sure have improved the ease of blog spot since I last used it!!