In the Barnyard (Part 3)

The friends laughed. Nathaniel looked at Henry, brow furrowed in disbelief. Henry continued. “Each morning the farmer pours grain in my trough. He does the same for Gerti, Sally Sue, and John Paul.” “Who feeds you?” John Paul asked Nathaniel. “I do.” Nathaniel replied. “The big oak tree drops acorns when they are ripe. I…

In the Barnyard (Part 2)

“Nathaniel? Is that you?” Asked Henry the horse. “We are running to the hills for fun. Want to come?” “Busy. No thanks.” Nathaniel answered shortly. “Oh. Okay. Enjoy your day!” Replied Henry as he turned to run. Eyes on the grassy hills, the friends set off once again. Eager for adventure, eager for fun, and…

In the Barnyard (Part 1)

Out in the barnyard on a super sunny day, gathered some friends who really wanted to play. There was Gerti the goat, John Paul the pig, Henry the horse, and Duck, Sally Sue…just to name a few. Friends eager for adventure. Friends eager for fun. Friends eager to know which way to run. Fresh hay…

Love

Love is…                 sacrificing my position  (job or advantage), my rights  (favor or privilege), and my reputation  (good name) for your good.  Just as Christ did on our behalf. Love well.  And be eternally grateful.

Apple Butter

Hungering for a bit of fall spice, with a kick of tart sweetness. This apple butter will satisfy your craving. Fill your slow cooker with tart Jonathan apples, add a bit of spice and by the end of the a long day…..yum! Ingredients: 20ish Jonathan apples, peeled and chopped (or enough to fill a 4…

The Flying Jackhammer

Bzzzzzzzzzz! Whoa. Did you see that? One lazy Saturday morning a ginormous insect flew past my vision. I stepped back, and took a deep breath. I knew one thing, it surely appeared to be a type of wasp. But definitely not your typical, scare your sister, mud dauber wasp that you see in your garden…

Pumpkin Muffins

These muffins are the perfect recipe for Autumn (or any season, thank you). They are whole grain, moist, and with half the sugar of most muffin recipes.  Bake some up today to usher in the fall season in your home. 1 3/4 cup Whole Wheat flour ( I like to use Hudson Cream 100% White Whole Wheat…

Watermelon Mystery, Part 3/3

The map. New hope surged through my veins. I stood up to compare the map with the watermelon patch, expecting to find an identical match. “What?” Before counting again, I checked the date on the journal. 8-28. Yesterday. I counted again. “Did Noah bring a watermelon home for lunch yesterday?” “No, they are not quite…

Watermelon Mystery, continued.

Sitting at the kitchen table, I began firing questions at Bev. What time does he usually return home? 9:45. I checked my watch. 10:45. Noah had been missing for at least an hour. We had better work fast. He talks a lot about the garden. “Any specifics you can remember?” I opened by notebook, eager…