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8/27/15 talents…

written 1/26/14 – We got about two inches of snow on Saturday. It was fluffy snow so the kids couldn’t rebuild their forts with it.
Our church services were cancelled on Sunday because of the weather so we watched the service online. The minister talked about the story of the person who gave talents to his people and went on a trip. He came back to see what had been done with his money. The pastor said that to the person that much talent was given, much was expected. Matthew 25:14-30 I have always wondered if I am doing enough. Raising the kids is a good way to use my talents. We do go to events at church and volunteer at Christmas. We could be doing more. But if we do too much we loose our handle on the kids homework and I don’t want to over-church them. Where is our balance?
Also, should I be doing other things besides raising the kids? Should I be crocheting hats to sell, be on a committee at church, raise chickens? I have other things that I am good at, but when I do them, there isn’t as much time for the kids. Where is my balance? I want to honor God with my choices, but I am not sure what to do. Where do you find your balance?

 

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4/11/15 gardening…

written 1/21/14 – We will have another garden this summer. We need to look at the seed packages and see when we need to start the seeds. Last year we saved two kinds of tomato seeds. We will try them to see if they sprout. This is our first try saving seeds. We have a small yard with a swing set in it so we have a small garden. We used to have three chickens so they had a large corner of the yard. Our yard is really too small for chickens so we gave them to a friend. They were named Millie, Hattie and Nettie. The kids called them Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. We miss them. We still have the chicken coop just in case we can get some chickens later.

We don’t really have enough time to garden so to cut down on the work we have eliminated hoeing. When we plant the garden we put layers of newspaper around the plants, about ten layers thick. Then we put compost over the paper, completely covering the paper, the weeds can’t grow through the paper and the paper falls apart throughout the growing season and is almost all gone at the fall cleanup. If a weed does grow we add more newspaper and compost. The paper and compost also help to keep the moisture in the ground around the plants. We connect the hose to the sprayer and turn it on and off in the basement.  I haven’t figured out how to harvest without going outside.
Here are some pictures: 11510 11511 11512

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1/26/15 volunteering…

written 9 ! 12 ! 13 – Maggie needs nine hours of volunteer time this year for her school. We volunteered tonight at our church. On Thursday nights the church has a free medical clinic, and a free dinner. We volunteered in the kitchen. We are mostly an outgoing family but it is still hard to go somewhere new. The people were really nice and found us a spot right away. When we got there people were at the door for the clinic and dinner. After we were done we had dinner.

Here is a chicken statue that we drove past today. This is a cool thing to pass in the car. These statues are fun to point out to the kids.

chicken statue

 

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