Wednesday, May 23, 2012

I Am Taking A Break....I will be in the GARDEN!

  Hello sweet ladies,

I have been working so hard on the pattern, that my garden has been growing without me......oh and those nasty weeds they have been growing with out me too. Makes me think of when sin entered the Garden......and God said......


I am interrupting I was writing this post and had just put the picture up of the zucchini up, my sweet man came in the house saying the Momma Guinea was freaking out because a snake was getting her eggs. She doesn't have a husband so they are not fertile, but still. Sweet man, Tress, Tay, V and myself with camera went running out the door.

Here is what we found......he had an egg partially in his mouth. 

Sweet man caught the snake.......perfect lesson for Vitaliy to understand God so in the DETAILS of our daily lives?

V just wanted to hold the tail. This was a Prairie King snake and they are very docile. 

My rhubarb has caterpillars. 
I am using a Citrus Mixture to see if I can get them to quit eating my leaves. I will be making some up today. This summer we will be fighting the bugs.......we didn't have a hard winter and we are seeing what that means!

Right by where the snake was, I have my rhubarb patch. I had noticed the other day that little fuzzy caterpillars  were getting my plants......I looked and they were taking over in just those few days. 
The scripture that I had just put in my post really jumped out at me even more. Not just little weeds were in my garden, but lessons of the Truth of His Word were all around my farm. I am praying that V and our girls will get the object lessons tonight when we meet around the Word. Precious is our give us teachable moments!

Now to get back to what I was writing about earlier..... 

I have the whole chapter of Genesis 3 HERE for you to read. Please take time to read with your family.

To Adam He said, “Because you listened to your 
wife and ate fruit from the tree about which I 
commanded you, ‘You must not eat from it,

                        “Cursed is the ground because of you;   
 through painful toil you will 
eat food from it all the days of your life.
It will produce thorns and thistles for you,
    and you will eat the plants of the field.
By the sweat of your brow
    you will eat your food
until you return to the ground,
    since from it you were taken;
for dust you are
    and to dust you will return. 
Adam named his wife Eve, because she
would become the mother of all the living.
Gen 3: 18-19

I love how Adam named his wife.......precious thing!
My sweet man has named me.........his Pretty Prairie Flower....that is why our farm is named that.....I know silly, but I love it!

Thankful for Jesus.......He came to give us freedom from our sins!!!!!! Amazing LOVE!

Here are some pic's of my garden.

This is a flower from my winter onions. They are looking so pretty! I will let the onions keep growing.....they are getting so big now and by the by the end of the summer they will be bigger. I will be cutting the flowers off. 

This truly makes my heart smile.......see that little baby zucchini?

Little baby squash..........can't wait until we can use it for cooking!

Potatoes are growing really tall. Can't wait to sneak some from underneath!

My green beans.........see those little weeds? Today we will be picking up 20 bales of straw. V and I will lay paper on the ground  and then straw on top of the paper........NO MORE WEEDING FOR ME! It also makes the moisture stay in the ground and not evaporate! 

Here is my lemon verbena, it is so so good in this recipe! 

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Do you notice the plant to the left side? I planted daisies everywhere on the farm next to the veggies!!!!!!! Once they get established it will be so nice to walk into my garden each year.

I am sorry that this is so's my journal and if I don't get it written.....they won't have my story.

Hugs to your day from the farm......and may the Lord bless you real good!


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  1. My husband just killed a snake out behind our garden - I really don't like snakes. We have had several around the community lately.

    1. I don't like snakes that much either.....they do help keep the rodents down around the farm though. This snake was not dangerous! Glad for that. Thank you for leaving a hearing from you!
      Hugs, me

  2. Oh my goodness!!! I dont like snakes! Thank you for showing me around your garden!! I just love fresh veggies!! Hope you have a great day my sweet farm friend!!! Kandy <3

    1. Hi sweet made me laugh! You are welcome.....I can't wait to eat my fresh veggies! I am having a great day......HOME and lovin it!

      Hugs, me

  3. Love to read your posts. We just had a garage sale and there was a snake that got on my driveway. A woman leaving my garage saw it wrapped around my back tire. As we went to look it slithered across my neighbor's yard and into his flower bed. It was a harmless black snake. It went around the side of his house and hopefully off into the common ground woods! Your veggies are all doing great. I have daisies just starting to bloom next to my lavender (my favorite.) Enjoy your day at home on the farm! ♥ Donna

    1. I am trying to grow some lavender.......does it take awhile to get it growing? I am so enjoying my days.....I was just outside for a bit and I was overwhelmed with gratefulness. I love the farm and our home and enjoy all the stuff the Lord allows for me to do in preparing food for the winter.

      Hugs to your day! Me

  4. Did your Husband kill the snake or just move him? Harmless snakes are good to have around, but when you have chickens or other fowl I bet it's hard to decide what to do. We had to kill a black snake last year, it was killing the baby chicks! Daisys in the garden! How delightful!

    1. Hi cj, no my sweet man didn't kill it. He took it from the farm. They are good to keep the mice down. Awww. how sad that your chicks were killed. Nasty! I just came in from the garden. It was beautiful. the daisies haven't bloomed yet, but they will. Can't wait. Hugs to your day! me

  5. Oh,'re growing some of my favorite veggies, squash, zucchini and everything else :) :)

    I'm sorry about those caterpillars in your rhubarb plants. I wish your chickens could eat them because it would be a win-win for everyone...human and fowl alike ;) :)

    Love and hugs to you, Heather ;)

    1. Hey Heather.....the squash is almost about ready to be picked. It is taking everything in me to not do so right now!!!!!!

      The caterpillars are gone.Yeah!!!!!!! Hugs to your day, me


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