Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving.......praying you are blessed!!!!



Hello my sweet precious ladies........I am embarrassed that I have not had time to write......for months. I have to say since we got the coffeehouse it has been one of the hardest times in my life. I am so busy...... half the time I don't know what way is up. I am not complaining......it just has been hard. It is like we have three shops in one building. The front is the sitting area, gift and flower part. The flowers keep us going with the funerals, birthdays, get well and special occasion flowers. That part can be busy for days. Then the middle part of the coffeehouse is the kitchen.....that is where we make the sandwiches, salads and soups. We have really doubled sales almost in that area. The back part has the coffee area. Tress has done amazingly well. We have also doubled sales there......so that just says we are busy! I miss writing and hearing how you all are. I do think of you often! Thankful so many of you follow on Facebook and I can still keep up with you there.


We have been so busy at the shop and it is getting a bit much for Tress and I to keep everything going. The flowers have also been busy and seems never ending. We have decided to sell that part of the business. We prayed and in 3 days we had a name. It just came to me one morning. I called a friend.......and a few days later she said yes, So now we will be done by the first of the year! I am so thankful the Lord provided a way out. The lady is going to be perfect. She already found  a building just down from us and she will be fixing it up!!!!! Ekkkk! Happy Momma here. It will help us not be so tied down. So many times we would go somewhere and have to come back because of a funeral. Hopefully I will be able to do some crafting and designing again. I have missed it so! Loved flowers.....it just got to much. God is good! 



The other part was I was having to give up so much of my farm life. That will change now also. My little Rupples is growing.......precious boy! He started out big and healthy! The other girls have looked pregnant......but nothing so far. One day we may have a sweet new baby lamb.......I just wait! 


We did raise 21 meat birds. I had bought a new chicken cage this last summer. It was quit big so I was able to get almost all but 3 birds into it. We drove up to the farmers place who was going to butcher them for me. We had to take mine all out and then put them into the farmers cages. I had never done it this way before. It was really easy and we will do it again come spring! We had to leave them for the night and go then just went and picked them up the next day.....they were all bagged individually and ready to put them in the freezer. We also gave half to our friends who used to have the market. We will all be enjoying chicken during the winter months with our egg noodles. Blessed!


At the end of October I put up some applesauce. I bought Jonathan apples and it turned out wonderful. So tart yet sweet. All the red from the peels came through and made the most beautiful pink sauce. 


See how pink it is? It is in my freezer! It is so good if you thaw it and then put it over ice-cream, it is like apple ala mode! 


Every Monday we have had a friend come and help us work on our home. We have put two new windows in our bedroom.......ask if I feel blessed!!!!!! The biggest window is a 4'x5'. The other night we woke up at 4:30 in the morning. Venice was straight out the window. It was so beautiful. All our farm windows were old (which I love and will save) but not efficient at all. Hoping the new ones will be more efficient and the house will be warmer for winter. I will show pics after the bedroom and bathroom are finished. 

Well that gives you just a bit of what has been happing here at Prairie Flower Farm and Broadway Market (our coffeehouse) I am so thankful for the time we have at the market. My heart is calming just knowing we will not have the flowers. So much ministry and encouragement are happening there. So many opportunities. I miss my home....but I do know God has us where He wants us. We are living in such a volatile time.......things are happening so fast everyday it seems. I am waiting for the Lord's return. He said all that is happening would happen. I trust you are ready!!! I so want you to share heaven with me. He is waiting for each of us to come and repent. That is why Jesus died.....so we could have eternal life....Jesus said ......., “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6

I didn't say that, Jesus did.......I chose to believe Him

I love you all........I wanted to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. You are truly such an important part of my life. I write as often as I can on fb. You can always follow me there. It just happens to be the easiest way I can write these days. After we sell the flowers.....maybe life will be a little less demanding. 

Hugs and God bless each one of you!! YOU are precious!!!

Linda

P.S. please leave a little comment.....or a big one......and let me know how you are.......I do miss you!

14 comments:

  1. Hi Linda, you do sound so busy, i don't know how you get it all done. So nice that you get to work with your Tress.
    Happy Thanksgiving to all at the farm.

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  2. I enjoyed catching up with you via this post my friend. How wonderful that the Lord provided a way forward with the flowers...He is so very good!! I am sure many are blessed by your ministry through the coffee shop and bakery. May He continue to be your strength and lead you each step of the way! Big Hugs to you!! Love, Camille

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  3. Happy Thanksgiving! So good to hear from you. I know you will miss the flowers but hopefully you will be able to slow down and enjoy your home some. Blessings to you all. Love, Susan Hatcher

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  4. Lovely to see your post! I've missed your blog :)
    I'm glad to hear that you will be able to slow down in the new year and do some designing. Praying there will be more lambs soon.
    Thank you for being such a blessing!

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  5. And I'm thankful for facebook :)

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  6. Since I don't follow fb, it was so nice to get caught up on your life. I love hearing how God is working through fellow Christians, and how He is faithful to answer our prayers. I pray that your life will change some in January. Wanted to say "hi" and thank you for blessing my life through the years.

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  7. What a treat to hear from you! I was just wondering how you were the other day :) Hallelujah, our Lord is on the throne & is watching over His children! Blessings to you

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  8. Thanks for the update. I miss your blog posts but see you on facebook often. We had a lovely Thanksgiving with only 3 of us. But it was good. Our son's family stayed home as dau-in-law is pregnant with baby #3 and not feeling the greatest but she's getting better. Prayers there for Erin, please! So thankful for your shop and that you were able to get a buyer so quick for your flower shop! Hope she does well too! This afternoon I had to make up a mug of hot tea to keep me awake....Black Forest black tea by Stash. It tastes like liquid chocolate cake! Amazing and caffeinated!!! Hugs and take a deep breath of air for some calmness. Thankful God is providing a good work place of your own! A blessing indeed are jobs! Take care!

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  9. I hope you are back soon as I have missed your blessed life. I am not on face book so I'm grateful for all I hear from you. Thank you and God bless you

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  10. I am so glad to hear from you here! I have been overwhelmed caring for my husband whose health is declining. God did not say aging was easy! I am still knitting & crocheting prayer shawls, baptism baby blankets for my church and hats for the elementary schools and local shelters! I sincerely hope your life returns to an acceptable pace for your creative juices to flow!! Much love and Blessings...Linda in IA

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  11. I am so glad to hear from you here! I have been overwhelmed caring for my husband whose health is declining. God did not say aging was easy! I am still knitting & crocheting prayer shawls, baptism baby blankets for my church and hats for the elementary schools and local shelters! I sincerely hope your life returns to an acceptable pace for your creative juices to flow!! Much love and Blessings...Linda in IA

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  12. Linda, thank you so much for making the time to post!! It was wonderful to catch up with all your news, and to get a better idea as to how to pray for you. I'm not on Facebook so don't get your updates there.

    My life has become even busier as my dad gets older (he is 92) and I find that helping him manage life is taking more and more time. I don't get to create as much as I would like either.

    I'm glad that you have found someone to take over the flower part of the business and hopefully will have a little time to breathe and create. I'm sure that the coffeehouse continues to be a huge blessing and outreach to many.

    Thanks again for posting this update. So good to hear from you!

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  13. Nice to hear it.

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  14. Let God be merciful to everyone who deserves it. Thank you for cherishing His will. I think the update you've made is worth every single word of gratitude from us.
    Bless you,
    Vivienne

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