Saturday, September 4, 2010

I Woke Up to Sunshine......Shining Through Our Bedroom Window!

Hello Prairie Flower Family..........I am Celebrating Home this morning! Two whole days.........on the farm..........I will be having a good time!!!!!!!!!!

I got up this morning.................. I woke up in our bed............. it has a rustic homemade canopy that we made for the frame of our bed. I have always wanted has CHRISTmas lights and garland all around the top. I don't take it down ever. When we have the grand babies over all 9 of them hop on the bed and Grammie tells them their Mr. and Mrs. Toad Frog stories and reads Bible stories! I started telling them the stories when they were little...... I take them all over the world..............they never tire......... nor do I. I always include their names............anyway. This morning I was thinking of all the goodness the Lord has given me over the years................ I was able to see the sun.........through our bedroom window for the first time in 6 days. Oh how I miss that. Now when I get up it is dark. Noooooo sunshine coming through to gently wake familar sounds from the ducks quacking..........chicken chatter.............roosters calling everyone to instructions on how the day will be........... for the barnyard animals.............. quietness........bugs still talking from the night. Different...........I don't like different.........but I do KNOW one Heavenly Father cares about my family and myself and He says that HE..........Works ALL THINGS WORK Together...............for GOOD............To THOSE Who LOVE GOD. Romans 8:28. There is a condition here. It is specific. It is for those who Love God. How do we know that we love Him? By following and doing what His Word says. .........yes. God looks at the heart.........he knows those who truly love is a relationship. If anything I am learning through this time........ it is trusting Him with my future...............and what He wants me to do. I think this has been one of the hardest things for me..........but because of all your prayer, cards of encouragement.........and telling me I will make have made such a precious time in my life......with all this change. You are some precious ladies and the Lord says in Hebrews 6:10..........He will not forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have helped His people (me) and continue to help them." Isn't that so precious ..........Ladies that is what you have done for me in these last 3 weeks. I have had strength and I knew it was because you all were praying. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I haven't forgotten you either. Smile!

I got up from bed and lit my "Juicy Apple Candle". I love my home smelling like sweetness. Do you have a favorite candle. This is one of my very favorite kinds. Really inexpensive............found at Wal-Mart.

Then I went outside and Little Red (my little Girlie Momma Chicken) met me at the back door. She is always there on Sat. morning to greet me. She is a very "pet chicken"! It was very cool this morning as I sat out on the porch with Little Red on my you can't guess what I was wearing.................????????????????? I soaked in the time...........being so grateful that I don't have to work on Sat. and Sundays...........Thank You Father for your is a Gift........from You and I know it.....for sure!

Surprise!!!!!!!!! A Celebrating Home Party!
I am home for two days...........Yea!!!!!!!!!

Prairie Flower Farm is going to have a party this week. I need some fun in my life! We found out we have to work on Monday............sad............the scripture says to do all things without grumbling..............I will try........with His help................sooooooooo I think a party will help....don't you????!!!!!! It will start today thru until next Saturday!!!!!!!!! Okay..........the last party I had we I had a 3rd place winner. I didn't show the picture.........because I didn't have one. Well............. I gave Cindy over at I Owe It All to Him a old mason jar filled with guinea feathers like this. You must go to her blog and see her Miracle. It really is pretty precious and an encouragement to all who need some today! God can use anything. Even paper and ink to show His glory. She would love to see you.......I am sure.............she might need a little encouragement today...........!

Okay...........I have another jar..... the same as this............ to give away to the

First Place Winner!
I will be in the the college..............but I will check in and see what is happening! I want this to be fun and this will be very simple.

Remember when the guinea and I had it out in the barnyard..............something happened. I will give you a you can go and read about it............... I called him a name (it wasn't a bad name) I don't do that. smile. Tell me what I called him. Mr.........! (click on Mr.) I have it in bold letters now. That is all you have to do to enter this party giveaway!

Now if you want to have a few more votes.............

2nd, sign up to be a follower or if you already are tell me

3rd, become a subscriber, if you already are tell me

4th sign up to facebook, if you already are tell me

Please put our button on your blog or just tell some of your fiends about our party.

If you blog about us tell me and we will come over!!!

You may leave the votes all on one comment if you like!

Please leave me an email.......... if you don't have a blog or can't ever comment!!!!!!

Open to everyone even over seas!!!!!!!!

Easy???? Can't wait to see who comes!

F A L L is right around the corner!!!!!!! Picked some
bittersweet last!!!!!!! I will be making some things..........I will show you! Soon!

I told you about the Mother and her babies? She is taking her babies to discover Prairie Flower Farm. Here she is!!! In and out, out and in! Smile!

Hugs sweet ladies...............from my your home!



  1. Dearest Linda...I am so excited about your giveaway...I first met you through your last giveaway..Though I didn't win :( I did win a and made a new friend in you : ) so for that I am blessed... I love giveaways...though I haven't won one yet :) they are just so exciting...almost like going to the county fair..Okay So here is the ansrew to the first Question:
    MR. Not Nice Guinea...

    Crossing my Toes in hopes of WINNING... : )

    Love in Christ

  2. Thanks for bringing some fun into our lives. I'm praying for you throughout the day as I remember. I am learning to appreciate being home more hearing about you're love and desire for home. I'm so glad I can homeschool my children ages 10 thru 15.

    Thanks for the giveaway. Put two votes in for me. I follow you by emails and the answer is Mr. Not Nice Guinea.

    Have a great weekend!

    Love, Michelle

  3. That would be Mr. Not Nice Guinea...
    Funny stuff.

    I've got 18 guinea eggs in our incubator hoping for great results. Our flock has been slowing dwindled to a very few by predators, and I'd love to add several.

    I am a follower on your blog and facebook and keep your button on my blog side board always.

    I love your blog and am very glad you get a few days off. That's always good for the spirit!

    Thank you for the giveaway.


  4. goes...

    ~ I am already a follower ( friend )
    ~ I am a suscriber
    ~ Your button is beautifully displayed on my sidebar...

    ~ and I posted it on my blog ...

    if you do stop by you might delight in reading a poem I posted Titled ; Wake up America...

    Lord bless you on your weekend off..

    In Christ

  5. Linda I agree with all of your praise today. Thanks so much for the encouragement. And thanks for entering me.
    Mr. Not Nice Guinea!

  6. Mr. Not Nice Guinea, I'm a follower, facebook fan and subscriber. God Bless you Linda!

  7. You called him Mr. Not Nice Guinea! lol

    I'm a follower.
    I'm a subscriber.
    I'm a facebook fan.
    I added your button to my blog.

    Thanks & good luck to everyone. :)

  8. Hi Linda,
    I'm going to post it over at I Owe it All to Him!!!

  9. Mr Not Nice Guinee - you're sweet even when you're mad, Mrs. Linda!

  10. I'm a follower, a subscriber , and a FB fan!
    I never thanked you for the tissue holder - it was so pretty! Thank You!!!!

  11. Hey there, sounds like you were blessed with a sunny wake up call :)

    1: I am a follower

    2: You called him Mr. Not Nice Guinea

    3: I posted the Contest Graphic on my Blog

    Hope you get to enjoy your weekend :)

  12. I just wanted to let you know you are in my prayers. I can tell you would rather not be working but oh that insurance is so nice to have!!Have you gotten a paycheck yet? That helps a little. I pray that you wont have to work long and can be back on your farm,I have bee having some difficut times in my life and your blog means so much to me!!Love and prayers

  13. Hi, Linda - I'm hoping, too, that you won't have to work away from the farm you love for very long - and am still keeping you in my prayers! And I wanted to join in the fun today, so here is my info -

    1. You called him "Mr. Not Nice Guinea" !
    2. I'm a follower.
    3. I'm also a subscriber.
    4. I follow you on Facebook.
    5. I placed your "Celebrating Home Party Give-A-Way" button on my "Country Dreams" blog, and -
    6. I blogged about you!

    Enjoy your weekend!

  14. Hi Linda! What a wonderful giveaway you have going on! I use feathers in my Gourd Art from time to time. Oh the name you gave the guinea was Mr. Not Nice Guinea! And he really wasn't was he? tee hee I'm a follower and also a subscriber. Hope I win!

    Hugs XX

  15. Hi Linda,
    1. Mr. Not Nice Guinea
    2.I am a follower.
    3. I am a subscriber.
    4. I am a facebook follower.
    5.I told my sister.
    6. I don't have a blog.
    Hope you enjoy your weekend!!

  16. Mrs. Linda,
    Hello thanks for the offer to enter your party.
    I am a follower- I am a subscriber- I show your blog to my sister and daughters expecially when they need uplifting, My how God has blessed you with reaching out and blessing others.--Mr.Not Nice Guinea-- I do not have a blog -I do not facebook. Many times I have been sad or troubled and have turned to your blog for uplifting. I do not always respond because I feel that no one wants to hear anyone else's problems. You say your stories with such love and happiness for people. Please continue with your blog and never be discouraged for God has showered you with such a gift. God Bless you Bonnie

  17. Big hugs, sweet friend! It's a funny thing (not really) but we are so desperate financially I WISH I could help out somehow, but I have no desire to leave home to do it (nor do I have any time or energy for it). I bet Mr. Phil knows your heart of love and service for him and your sweet family. Perhaps the season will not last long...!
    Love you!

  18. Ooooh! I meant to tell you how absolutely GORGEOUS your bedroom is! Love the red quilt and lights! Sometimes my canopy is...cobwebs! Does that count???

  19. Mr. Not Nice Guinea is the answer. I love guinea feathers.
    I am also a follower and a subscriber.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  20. I am a follower, posted on my blog and am subscribed to you. His name is Mr. Not Nice Guinea.....Thank you....Teresa

  21. Hi Linda,

    So fun...I love to celebrate when I'm home from work too!!! One of these days I should host a giveaway. I'm just not sure what I would give away :) :) :) Thanks for letting us participate in all this fun here at your farm :) :)

    1) I am a follower

    2) I subscribe to Prairie Flower Farm on BOTH of my email accounts

    3) I'm a follower on Facebook

    4) I posted the link to your giveaway on my blog today...and I will be blogging about it on Monday :) :) :)

    Have a great weekend. It's such beautiful weather here in Oregon. I'm wishing you some of the same. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

  22. Oh, the guinea was named Mr. Not Nice Guinea...I remember that story and all the feather's he lost...!!

    I'll continue to pray about work. I can totally identify with EVERYTHING you are experiencing and God WILL give you the strength to get through it. He never gives more than we can handle...which sometimes does make me think that I can handle way more than I think I can :) :) :) You are such a blessing Linda...and it's overflowing into the workplace :) :) :) :)

    Oh, I don't use scented candles in my home...but I like the idea of the home literally smelling of "sweetness". I'll have eto search out just the right candle!!!! I found some wonderful things at yardsales yesterday and I'll be sharing about that this week.

    Oh, LOVED the video of mama duck and her babies. It was really funny watching them all trying to fit into that tiny tub of water...that was hilarious and so cute!!...especially when they were wiggling their little duck bottoms to shake off the water....hee hee hee :) :) God's built-in funny entertainment :) :)

    Have a great weekend. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

  23. Oh Linda...a party!! What fun...don't know how you always have such neat (and beautiful) ideas!

    You called hime "Mr. Not Nice Guinea"
    I'm a follower
    I'm a subscriber
    I'm a Facebook follower
    I placed you "Celebrating Home Party Give Away" button on my blog
    I posted about your give away on my blog.

    Thank you Linda...what a blessing you are!

    xoxo Gert

  24. Linda,
    I know that I have said this before but you contiue to be a blessing in my life!! Such an encouragement to me each. Just wanted to be entered in the giveaway.Mr not nice guinea is the name you are looking for.Also I am afollower and Iam a subscriber.
    Blessings and Love,Anita

  25. Giggles, Mr not so nice Guinea! I have totally fallen in love with this blog! You have taken a fallen CHristian and given her hope and wonderful words of comfort and wisdom each day! Thank you so much!
    Win or not...ive won!
    i am both a follwer and subscriber..even follow you on FB!

  26. Mr Not Nice Guinea!

    Please enter me. I follow you also.

  27. How fun!!! Mr. Not Nice Guinea!
    I hope you are having a restful day. We entertained this afternoon, even though we are so tired and had so many other things we needed to do. But, after a freezer of homemade ice cream and wonderful was worth it. We are blessed!
    I am a follower, follower on facebook, I think a subscriber. I don't blog any more but I love sharing your site with my hubby!
    Have a very blessed day tomorrow.

  28. 1. Mr. Not Nice Guinea
    2. I think I am a follower
    3. I am a subscriber.

    What fun! Karla

  29. HI Linda,
    Hope you are enjoying your weekend!! I'm sure you are!
    Thanks for hosting the giveaway!! Very excited!
    #1 - Mr. Not Nice Guinea
    #2 - I'm a follower
    #3 - I'm a subscriber
    #4 - Grabbing your button
    #5 - Going to blog about the giveaway

    Fingers crossed!

  30. 1. Mr. Not Nice Guinea
    2. I am a follower
    Thanks for doing a giveaway! Enjoy your day. I so enjoy the encouragement from your daily blog entries. They bless me.

  31. Mr. Not Nice Guinea had a big surprise didn't he!! Dear Girl, I love your blog, and the giveaway is nice, but most of all I love you. No, I don't know you personally, but you must be one of the sweetest women that walk this earth. I am praying for you, subscribing to your blog, with each post. You are making the most out of a difficult situation and I know that the Lord has great blessings for you and yours. Thank you for encouraging me. With love, Robin Mureiko

  32. Please enter me in the drawing. Mr. Not Nice Guinea. I am a follower, subscriber, I follow you on facebook and your button is on my blog. We admired all of the poultry at our state fair yesterday. God certainly created beauty and variety. Blessings.

  33. Mr. Not Nice Guinea! I'd like to come to your party, too. :) I'm a follower.

  34. What a fun giveaway. It would almost be like having chickens again! The feathers are beautiful.

    1~ Mr. Not Nice Guinea

    2~ I am a follower

    3~ Also a subscriber

    4~ Posted on my blog

    Thanks for a fun giveaway!!!!!

  35. Mr. Not Nice Guinea! So cute... And I follow you on FB. Your blog is an encouragement to my heart!


  36. Hi Linda... I just blogged about your giveaway today. I posted the blog button a couple days earlier!!! Hope you are having a good day at work today!!!! Extra love and hugs to you and the family Stubbs...from Oregon, Heather :)

  37. Mr Not Nice Guinea! I remember that post and the handfull of feathers you got unintentionally...they really are pretty in the jar like that.

    I follow

    I subscribe by email

    I'm a facebook fan.

    Total of 4 for me.

  38. Hi Sweet are all so precious to come over to my party!!!!!!! I love readying all your comments! You are so much fun!!!

    Tonight I am getting the old boy guineas out of the chicken pen. They are just being so mean. I was going to do it the other day.....not!

    Got to come home early today.........very nice!
    Hugs, Linda

    Beverly Baggett.........couldn't leave a note so here she goes!
    She said,
    I already am on facebook with you,
    I am also already getting your emails or blog,
    and I don't remember what else I have to do ,oh yea his name is mr. not so nice guinea.
    but I don't remember what else I have to do to get more votes in so I guess that it is!!! Hope work is going better!!! bev

  39. Hi Linda, I came onto your blog through Pioneer Beauty's blog. (I love the pet chicken... we've had chickens and turkeys, and I know how you can have pets). You have a delightful blog.
    1. signed up as a follower,
    2. and also for your e-mail.
    3. The name of the Guinea is Mr. Not Nice Guinea!
    Come over to my blog for a visit.
    Many Blessings,

  40. 1. you called him Mr not nice guinea
    2. i am a follower
    3 I get you email

  41. Fun giveaway!
    1. Mr. Not Nice Guinea
    2. am a follower
    3. am a subscriber
    4. Facebook fan
    5. Button on my blog
    Hope I win!

  42. Easy-Peasy!
    Mr. Not Nice Guinea!
    Yes! I am a follower!
    Yes! again! I am a subscriber
    Whoo-hoo! Facebook fan, too!

    And, just think! It's Thursday, so another weekend is on it's way!!!

    God is good, ALL the time!

  43. 1. Mr. Not Nice Guinea
    2. I'm a follower.
    3. I'm a subscriber.
    Linda , I can totally empathize with your feelings on starting at the the college and being away from home. I baked at a grocery store bakery about 20 years ago and found it so out of my comfort zone having been a SAHome wife and mom. But I learned and adapted and was good for me and my family. I think you are doing so well and making it a blessing for everyone.

  44. Hi Linda. Thank you for another wonderful giveaway.

    1. Mr. Not Nice Guinea
    2. I am a follower
    3. I am a subscriber
    4. I'm a fan on FB

    And if I had a blog, I'd blog about you but I don't!

    Have a wonderful, rest-filled evening.


  45. Oh my goodness... Love your blog. I just signed up to follow, so sign me up for the giveaway, I am thrilled!
    Also, I will grab your button about it!
    Thank you~

  46. I am a follower, I love the bed, and your blog. Thanks for sharing and please draw my number for the giveaway (he he-smiles)
    Have a great weekend.

  47. Thanks Linda for doing this,always fun to enter a contest! The best part is celebrating home!
    1-Mr. Not Nice Guinea
    2-I am a Follower
    3-I am a Subscriber
    4-I am FaceBook Fan
    Betsy in Arkansas


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