Thursday, May 19, 2011


Good Morning........ cool weather in Kansas. The land is heavy with dew......but still noooooo rain. Please if you would keep praying for our crops. We are so dependent upon the Lord for His help. 

Finally today is the day to reveal who won the


I used to help pick the number.

The sweet lady who won was from
Free Indeed

She does not have a blog, but she won on her second
comment by email! 

She said she would  bring 
Broccoli Slaw

Michelle........could you please send the recipe and
I will share with our ladies?
Hope you enjoy your treasures need your 

I have to say thank you to each and every one of you for signing up for the giveaway. I LOVED EVERYONE OF YOUR COMMENTS.

The food that you would have brought would have been so delicious. 

Some gave me some of the recipes........I will make up a little download for you all to have. If you didn't send a recipe and want to......... you can do so in the next week if you like. 

When you email, please put in the subject line 
"Basket Dinner Recipe".

I love you I have said before.......


I so wish everyone of you could "really" come to our farm.

Yesterday I told you that we were going to make a fast trip to Wichita. It was wonnnnderrrrrrful!  I only had time to go to one of the quilt shops. I went to the Picket Fence Quilt Company. I found a few pieces of cotton, two patterns and the new MaryJane Farm magazine. When I was looking for a verse I knew the one I wanted to put up. When I read........  my heart smiled when I read........ "in Delight".  Ladies, I have read this verse so many time before, but the "delight" jumped out at me. That has been something I have missed while working at the kitchen...........working with my hands with wool, flax and cotton. I used to spend full days sewing. Now sewing is........ so precious to me. I am more thankful. God will use everything He has in my life for my good. I think He has been working on gratitude and thankfulness.  Sometimes that chipping away doesn't always feel good does it, but it is good to know He loves me. 

Today I am listening to some teachers Here while I get some things done. Studies on Joel and 2 Chronicles. I do believe that we are seeing things happening in the middle east that is showing the birth pains the scripture talks about in the last days. Never before have we seen so many against  Israel and for her destruction. I would even say own state department has not been as supportive as in the past. Our family has been taking our walk more seriously. I enjoyed listening to Anne Graham Lotz. It was very good. I will be listening to Kay Arthur. 

Almost forgot to tell you. Last night we saw Josh and Tonya.....our kids that are going to adopt Vitaliy. They had a appointed time to go get their finger prints done. They were told to go before their appointment which was the end of May. The lady that helps them with their adoption said don't wait until the date........drop everything and go immediately. They had hesitations on whether they should do that, but listened to her and  went. Praying all the way. They texted this morning........

"Yea God! WE got right in this morning and were only in the building 1 hour. The lady was SUPER sweet! Praise our Mighty God! :) here we GOOOO!!! Thank you ladies who pray for our family as we go forward in adopting Vitaliy. Your notes of encouragement are a blessing to our family. 

Hugs from my farm to your HOME,

P.S. If you would like to know what the name of my boots were they are called Laura Ashley Elegance Wellington- Cressida. 
Here is one place you can get a 8 1/2 size. Not sure why they have so many in that size. If you put in the name into google you can also find the boot in children sizes. Enjoy!

I just put the Strawberry Rhubarb Jam and  Coffeehouse Scones  picture on my side bar so you can get the recipe.

Joining in with Gooseberry Patch Recipe Round-Up.
You can join in on the fun, if you have a Strawberry Recipe.
If you go to their side bar you can sign up  as a member if you like also.

Welcome new have been me!!!!!!


  1. Great post! and a Great Verse! And I love Kay Arthor. I've done several of her Bible Studies using her videos!
    LOVE the boots! I'm going to look for some in my size!
    Thank you for sharing!

  2. Hi Linda,
    You may already know this, but if you go to Joel Rosenberg's FB page, you can hear Anne's message that she gave in Israel last weekend at his Epicenter Conference in Israel.
    Don't you just love the MaryJane Farm magazine?! I wondered if you got that magazine. Have a great evening :)

    Susan Montgomery

  3. Hi Tina......thank you! Love the boots also.....they are so fun.......tell me if you get some.

    Hi Susan.....if you hit the HERE on my blog it will take you to all the speakers that spoke. Really really good. I do like the Mary Jane mag........but I am careful as I read....because of some of the New Age thoughts she has in some of the mags.

    Thank you for writing me. Love hearing from you.

  4. Thank you for sharing Linda. I love your posts. I'm really glad to see you were able to spend some time at a quilt shop, and hopefully you will be sewing to your hearts content this summer. Those boots are GORGEOUS.. and so fun!

  5. Dear Linda,
    Oh, thanks for the post and the new Scripture picture. Those are so encouraging to me, not to mention being so super cute, too :) :) :)

    I'm listening to the link to the teachings you're listening too, right now :)

    I'll continue to pray for Vitaliy, that God will speed up the way home to the Stubbs family :) :) :)

    Thanks for sharing those two recipes with us :) :) Now that I've started cooking more at home, it's becoming more of a "delight" :) :)

    Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :) :) :)

    p.s. I'm looking forward to seeing what the other ladies submit for picnic basket lunches :) :)

    p.s.2 - Have you had a chance to make that slipcover yet? You'll make it up really pretty :) :)

  6. We will have to meet up some time when you come to Wichita, again! Isn't Picket Fence in Yoder? Hen Feathers is nice, but I think i like Grandma's best!

    I hope that you are not being hit by the storms. There's tornadoes in the state. Please be safe!!

    Congratulations to the Winner!!!

  7. Oh, I forgot to mention how much I LOVE MaryJane's Farm magazine :) :) I have been subscribing for almost two years now. It would be good for me to miss a single issue. That issue that you bought, has this really cute/simple pattern for dish drainer quilts ;) :) My dad thought those were so cute :) :) Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

  8. Linda,

    I agree with you on that aspect of the magazine. I didn't notice it until recently. I wondered if I just hadn't been reading those particular articles or if she was just starting to put them in the magazine. I don't go for that new age stuff either. But, I love the simple, farm, and pretty country things in it.

    Susan Montgomery

  9. Linda,

    I "ditto" those comments about the MJF magazine...but overall, I LOVe the food articles and the projects, especially any kind of needlework projects :) :) :)

    Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :) :)

    p.s. Enjoy your Friday :) :) I'm praying that God will send some rain to Kansas. :) :) :)

  10. Love to you! I need those boots! Mucking around the mud here is so messy! Love the recipes. Love your life! Hugs and Many blessings to the STubbs family. Anne


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