Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry CHRISTmas to each of you precious ladies!


Hello sweet ladies.........Merry CHRISTmas!!!!!!!!


We have had lots of fog, 


we woke to snow and we have had some beautiful weather. 


This little baby lamb has been such a blessing!!!!!!! I could sit for hours and watch him. Time doesn't permit it, but the little time I do have with.... makes life so precious! God knew we alllll needed this gift. 

I trust that each of you are enjoying your time with family during this CHRISTmas season. If you are alone this year, know that I am praying for you. So much can change our life and I just want you to know that I am thinking of you if saddness has happened. He will get you through whatever is before you!!!! Call out to Him.......He will listen. Take refuge in His Word.....it will keep you close to Him

"You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your Word." Psalm 119:114

I know lots of changes have happened in my life these last few months and it has taken all that I have to keep life as normal as I can. My trust has been in the Lord as I live out what He has before our family each day. Days have been exhausting, but He has kept us wrapped in His care. Now that the CHRISTmas season is soon behind us, things will slow down at the coffeehouse......I think. Wink!



The farm continues to bring bits of joy. One of my little pullets laid a tiny tiny egg. Simple things........just bless my day! Miss the farm......but thankful when the Lord carves a little bit of time for me to enjoy things like this!


I have enjoyed when friends come to the coffeehouse......the other day my farm girlfriend Gail came and we sat and exchanged gifts and ate a cup of soup. Sweet fellowship! It was wonderful catching up on each families news. She made a beautiful pair of half gloves......my favorite color......red! The packaging was beautiful! 

39 years ago today I gave birth to a very special son. Joshua Aaron Stubbs. He has taught me much.....as each one of my children have over the years. His heart as helped me to learn much about forgiveness. My prayer for him this year is that He would grow in wisdom.......as he continues his journey here on earth. May God bless and keep him with all He wants to do with his life and may many come to know Jesus as he serves Him daily.

I wanted to wish you all a Merry CHRISTmas! 

Love you!!!!!!!

Linda


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Our CHRISTmas Lamb

Good morning.........sweets......so fun to be here early this morning to share with you our happenings on the farm. BIG NEWS. No fluff on the pictures. Just want to get them up so you can enjoy right along side us!


Yesterday morning My Sweet Man came in from chores and said that Willow had twins........only one made it though.....I was thankful I didn't have to witness that........out the door I flew! 
Meet Bittersweet!


He looks so much like his daddy Birch.......has Momma's markings in his face though. Notice his wooly legs.


His Momma talked and talked to him......little grunting noises. So so precious. So wish you could all be here to witness this miracle. God blessed me so with this little one. 


Little lambs are so precious. They go all over.....under the head.......under her tummy......they are always getting stuck some where on the Mom.


Pure sweetness! God blessed me so!


Love his sweet face.


He tried to nurse, but was still wobbly......and cold.......called my Shepherdess friend and she said he needed to be warm.......and also some colostrum. This is the part I dislike most about having to not getting to work and live all day at our farm.......


We bundled him in a towel and off to the my friends farm we went........he was going to stay with her and get all warm. She fed him colostrum and brought him back in a few hours. She text me that he was doing great. Talk about thankful to have a friend who would do that!!!!!!!

Left the coffeehouse later in the day to check on him and get some warm lights in the little shed before night time.  I will continue tomorrow with the other pictures. He was laying in the sun when we got there. He is so tiny!!!!!

I have two other Mommas who could also have some babies. This is a horrible time of year to have baby lambs. Birch was just not thinking!!!!!!!!!!!

Hope you enjoy the pictures. We love this little CHRISTmas lamb, but we are going to have to be real careful to keep him safe throughout the winter. 

Thank you so for always being here when I have exciting news. Knew you would enjoy this!


Blessings and hugs to your day!!!

Linda

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Sunday, December 7, 2014

A CHRISTmas Dinner at the Coffeehouse


Hello sweet ladies.....how are you all? Are you all getting ready for the CHRISTmas season? We seem to be more busy than we could ever imagine. The time we get to spend at the farm has been wonderful. I am off for two days and I will be getting the farm ready for family and putting up our tree. Can't wait! We have been working hard at the coffeehouse each day! The other night we hosted one of our families who wanted to have their CHRISTmas Party for all their workers at Broadway Market. It was a precious time. Thought I would show you pic's of what we did.........we started with.......... 



Winterberries........I had never heard of them and one of our Floral companies we buy from shared with us some ideas for Christmas decorating. They are beautiful.....when we open the box they are wrapped in brown craft paper.......tied with twine in a bow. Now that might sound like nothing......but to me I just love love love simple and it brightens my day when I open the box! The two companies we work with are very interested in making our business a success. They have been so helpful!


My sweet man was helpful getting lots of our dishes from our farm into the shop. We washed and shined every piece. 


I made up some jars like I did for Taylor's wedding. Burlap, a strip of ribbon and a handmade ribbon rose....all out of red gingham.....my favorite kind of ribbon! 



Red lanterns  (we sell these at the Market), pinecones, evergreens, winterberries decorated down the center of each of the tables.


Each place setting I placed a folded napkin, candy cane  story
and silverware with little tags tied with scripture "And thou shalt call His name Jesus for He shall save His people from their sins. Matt. 1:27"........my favorite verse in the world. 


After the dinner everyone came to the back to the coffee area and we served, lattes, coffee, smoothies and Homemade Carmel Apple Cheesecake......num......it was a sweet night and when we got home we fell into bed only to wake up to another day at the coffeehouse!!!!!!! So today is church and home for two days.......thanking my Jesus for a little break!!

Love you ladies! Tell me of your CHRISTmas ideas or plans.....would love love to hear! 

Hugs and God bless!

Linda




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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Bottle Brush CHRISTmas Trees


Hello sweets,

I really should be in bed, but I just had to share what I did today at the Coffeehouse! Oh and I did take pic's of what we have done so far.......I will get them up! Promise!


I have seen bottle brush tree where they are dyed by dipping green ones into pure bleach. So today I tried it. They are so so cute! Mine
turned a really sweet rose pink after I waited until all the green was gone. Some I kept in until they were pure white.....really cream, but so so pretty. I am going back to Hobby Lobby and buy some more! 

What are you making special for CHRISTmas? I have lots of plans......now finding the time! 

Just wanted to say hello again.......love hearing from you all, makes my day just a little bit sweeter!

Hugs to each of you,

Linda


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