Saturday, October 18, 2008

Some Spots In My Home

This is our wood burning stove that keeps our home nice a cozy in the winter time when it is below 0. This is the way that we heat our home, so when in gets really, really cold we move all of the mattress's into the living room and sleep in front of the fire.

In the corner of my kitchen I have an old antique stove, this is where I keep my canned apples and some canned apple butter. On top of the stove I have a few antique pots, and coffee pot.

This is a canister set that I purchased at an auction last Friday for 2 dollars. For me this was a great find because it goes well in the homestead.

As a family we enjoy this spot of a morning. This is where we serve hot tea and coffee with a cinnamon stick. Of an afternoon the children love to stop by and ask for a piece of hard candy. Hanging on the side I have Chloe and I's aprons. On the shelves I have some old antique cook books and a few dishes. Also, hanging on the hooks, are the antique coffee cups that go with the antique pots that are placed on the stove.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Are You Ever Just Not In The Mood?????

Do you ever wake up in the morning and think, I just don't feel like cleaning and doing school what is the meaning of it? I do the same everyday, the same routine and I am just tired of doing the same thing all the time. Breakfast, laundry, school, laundry, lunch, naps, clean while they are down, prepping for supper on and on........

Well this was me last week, I was just not in the mood. I wanted to sit play on the computer a little and maybe read some. As I looked around at the homestead thinking my I really need to do something. I had done some laundry, and hung them out but that was about it. My house was starting to get little pile ups here and there from the children reading books or me getting up and doing something and not putting it in its proper place. :(

Anyhow as I was pondering on getting up and maybe picking up here and there, I looked out the window and seen this

Can you say WOW........ here I am being a lazy wife and mother, being a bad testimony to my children, and I look out the window and this is what I see.... Tears came to my eyes.

I know I know some of you would think tears????? Oh yes tears and this is why.

Titus 2:3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things.

:4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their own husbands, to love their children.

:5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, and the word of God be not blasphemed

This is one of my daily prayers is to teach my girls to be keepers at home, and when I seen Chloe, on her own, I never asked her to do that, fallowing her mommy's footsteps it was a blessing upon my heart.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A Little Family Trip

Yesterday, my family and I went to a near by Amish community to get a few things. They have a homeschooling store that a Amish family runs in a shed outside of their home. It was a challenge getting their because the road in front of their home was closed down because they are putting in a new bridge. My husband was determined to get there because we had traveled 2 hours to mainly go to this one location. So there for we drove right through the barricades and parked right behind the big trucks and walked right through their construction site. I wished that you all could have seen the looks on all of the men. Here we come a mom, who is great with child,a dad, and 4 little ones trotting across the bridge that they are currently working on, it was amusing actually. Anyhow, we got their and spent 2 hours while my husband and I looked through all of the books, and the children outside playing with their children. The most exciting thing for them was the buggy rides that the children took them on. I wished that we could have taken a few pictures, but the Amish don't care for the pictures.

We also got to go to a near by Country Salvage and get some good buys on some items in there.

Being harvest time we were able to show the children how the Amish harvest their land with the horses and all . It was a wonderful learning experience for the children. The drive there and home was beautiful with the trees turning and the leaves falling. On the way home we were able to see a beautiful sun set.

By the time that we got home we were exhausted, we all went to bed early.