Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Winner & A Hiatus

 Without further ado, the winner of the Volume 2, Seeds of Faith CD (set of 2) is...


Congratulations, Christy!!  Please email your name and mailing address to me at ASAP and I will have your CD(s) sent to you.

And, please don't forget!  If you didn't win (or even if you did!), you can still save 20% on your order when you use the coupon code THYHAND.  This code is good until September 5, 2011, so make a note!  Thanks, Seeds Family Worship, for the discount and for helping us learn scripture:-).


I will be taking a brief hiatus from blogging next week for a couple different reasons.  I've thought about re-posting some older posts like some people do, but then suspected you could use a hiatus from me, too:-).

I blog for two different (yet connected) reasons.  One, because I like to chronicle our life and what we are doing/thinking and two, I hope to be helpful by inspiring others to live a deliberate and meaningful life which might include gardening, chickening, eating well, and sharing our gifts all while keeping our eyes on the prize.

I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:14

I'm sharing this with you because I am wondering if there is something you'd like to ask me or something you'd like me to write about.  I'll still go on posting as I have been (blogging has become a bit like breathing), but I'm curious.  As you've read here over the years (or months or days), is there something you've wondered about or wished I would talk about?  If so, go on and shout it out.  It can be about anything.  Well, almost anything.  So, there you are- some food for thought over the next week.

You all are like neighbors to me.  I only wish we could lean over the fence and watch the chickens while we have these conversations. Pin It


  1. First, I want to say that I love, Love, LOVE your blog, and hope you will continue in the way you've been doing things. Another topic I'd like to hear more about, though, is your religious heritage. Also, do you know much about planting "by the signs?" I've never done this, but my great grandmother did, and she claimed it was scriptural. I'm on the fence about that issue.

  2. Hip Hip hurray for the winner. How kind of you to host this and allow for another to be blessed!

    Have a lovely break!

  3. Enjoy your break! We all need one once in awhile. It would be fun to chat over the fence...maybe one day? :)

    Many blessings,

  4. I like your blog! I used to feel a little guilty for time spent reading blogs, but I have decided that it's neighborly and it can encourage me in homemaking. You definitely are a bright spot in the blogging world :)

  5. I will MISS you! But enjoy your time off...I've done that numerous times and it's good for the soul:) I'll look forward to your return...

  6. I love reading everything you post about- especially the food & gardening & preserving, etc. I also enjoy your spiritual insights & your posts about parenting & school. Okay, so it would be a lot easier to say I enjoy reading all your posts! Enjoy your break!

  7. I would love to know several things! (This might get a tad bit long!) The first thing I want to know is what you do with foods that you can or freeze but just don't want to use later in the year? For example, we had an excess amount of eggplant this year and I froze some but now just don't want to use it but hate to throw it away. Second, is it a chore to come up with menus that use the food in your pantry/freezer and how do you do that? (I'm so guilty of going to the store and buying fresh when I should be using what's in our freezer/pantry and would love to learn to STOP DOING THAT! I'd also love to see menu samples please - especially winter ones - and how you come up with them (your thought process). How, exactly, do you get by with not buying things from a grocery store? I say that that's my goal in life but I'm not very good at carrying it out. For me, I think this is more of an attitude/mental issue than a food supply issue. Do your kids BEG for things from a grocery store because you serve all homemade stuff? I make my own whole wheat bread and my kids just BEG for white bread from the store (and chips. and soda. and chocolate.). What do you buy from the store, both during the winter and all year long? I'm not providing you much of a break from blogging, am I? Thanks for much for your thoughts and help!



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