New video about our 2020 Sukkot Sharing our new cabin with new friends
New video about our 2020 Sukkot Sharing our new cabin with new friends
I made a video sharing how I make our family Tribe flax seed crackers
It was fun having my in house camera daughter record the whole thing
I hope you enjoy it!
*I found so many studies on flame retardant material. One was from https://www.adventure-journal.com/2019/05/mountain-hardwear-says-goodbye-to-flame-retardants-on-their-tents/……”It was an eye-opening study, released in 2016, that showed that not only are the chemicals present on the hands of people who set up tents, people sleeping inside them were also breathing in the flame retardant chemicals. Further, the chemicals’ composition and amount used varied, suggesting a haphazard use throughout the industry. According to the study, “application rates may not be standardized; application methods may not be adequately controlled, or other, novel [flame retardants] that were not assessed in this study are also being applied to meet the tent flammability standard requirements….These chemicals aren’t good for anybody, not the people making the tents and not for the end user either.”
My Plexus Story……..
Time to get real, as I share my story of how this little Pink drink 🍷 was brought into my life.
It all started back in July 2015 when I was given a gift of a sign up and 3 month supply of Plexus TriPlex by a dear couple I have known for over 10 years, Erin Harrison Mark Harrison These two are my life source and team captains who POUR into my life and so many others!
I will NEVER forget that moment and I am forever grateful!!
I have struggled with list of health issues that I think stem back in utero as an infant, Between auto immune, hormone thyroid balances, adrenals depletion, viruses, infections (EBV Chronic Fatigue) continual MOLD exposure and digestive issues, a host of other symptoms along with menopause, my body gets hit rather quickly and recovery takes time .Much of my health changed in May 2012 when our 5th baby boy passed away and gently carried off to sleep in the Arms of My Creator.
The trauma and stress of his death along with grieving affected me emotionally and physically. My parenting skills where completely where non existent as I struggled to make ti through each day. I knew my body need optimal nutrition at a cellular rate so I could heal my immune system. Who would of thought, my GUT was so compromised?! I also know past symptoms were inflamed again, causing my body to hit menopause at an early age. I needed a change….and I needed it soon!
I have been on a multitude of products throughout my health journey, visited many Natural and Holistic MD and honestly I can say, it has helped me to recover, yet just for a season. And here is why, I never had enough.
I could never continue a program due to not having income tor it. I would go strong with taking all recommended and sticking to a program, and the following month it ended due to cost. The cost of staying healthy at times was keeping me at a state of being ill with constant symptoms reoccurring rather too quickly. Something has to change and change soon.
RESTORATION is on its way…..
Seeing light at the end of the tunnel, was a joy to see and feel!
When the sign up with TriPlex was given to me as a gift, I was floored, and I pushed it away, knowing that I couldn’t possibly continue Plexus after their gracious gift would soon come to and end. Another dilemma hit with needing funds to cover cost. With my husbands consent, I gave it MY all and worked the business side of this amazing company!
I share the product with everyone I came in contact with (95% of my business, is done on Facebook and other social media). I gave most, if not all, of my Slim packets away, to start my team. I shared my up line story, since I didn’t have one of my own. I reached a goal and I went SILVER the first month! I was on to something BIG!
It was hard, consistent work, and I knew the pay off would be a domino affect for not just my health but for our finances. To have the freedom knowing I could continue taking these products and not have to worry about if and when the funds would be available or not, was a joyful feeling inside. The pressure was off and I could now have income for more than just products! I got some BIG goals here!
My products where paid off in the FIRST month and have been consistently for 3 years and then some. I truly enjoy working from home and keeping the plates I serve spinning well. Sometime one falls to the ground and breaks. I choose to reach down, grab a new plate and watch it spin in rhythm with the others It is about MINDSET! Getting back up when we fall! Choosing LIFE! Seeing the potential through Our Creators eyes
I was determined to share about the products even without seeing results. Really?? Come on now?? How can you share about a product without having results yourself?? You can!
For a long time, I used the testimonies of others to share the products with, until I had one of my own.
Hence the story you are reading now. I trusted in how The Father placed Plexus in my lap over 3 years ago and I can now see some of the “why’s” he did! So much more to come!
I have chose. to take my eyes off of myself and see the beauty of how Plexus has helped so many of my family and friends The people I do life with!
Isn’t that what LIFE is all about? Helping others reach their goals along side of yours?
I am currently a GOLD Ambassador and choosing to climb the rank ladder as it comes and have an amazing team. Filled with some beautiful people who love YHWH and want to make a difference in the lives of many, including their own!
What a tool Plexus has been to share health and financial freedoms to many! I give ALL esteem to My Heavenly Father who brought this little Pink drink in my life.
My health is soaring and my immune system is getting stronger each day. I am no where near physically and emotionally where I was 7 years ago.
This is a current photo for 2019 I still have way to go to get to my health goals and repair the breech. Yet I am confident that these products along with prayer and and amazing body my Creator made I will reach my health destiny one Pink slim and more at a time
Don’t get discouraged or quit!
Stick with it and let your body heal from within.
Mine is 🙂
PS This homesteading mama has much work to do! I am beyond excited seeing the vision come to pass very soon!
PSS Our mindset is such a BIG factor in health and when one feels good from inside it can make a HUGE shift on how we think!
I even named my online site, what I need to hear for myself
I hope you enjoy our hike video as much as we enjoyed hiking
Raw Grainless Granola
This is my favorite healthy cereal recipe ever! I have been making this for our breakfasts for years now and we never get tired of it. The nutrient value of this raw grainless granola is far above most other breakfast options. Some people are sensitive to grains or they are trying to shed some unwanted pounds. This cereal is perfect for the gluten free crowd, the health nut, or the weight watcher.
When I have a bowl of this, I feel full. I feel energized. It is an easy breakfast because you do not have to cook it and it can literally be tossed together in a matter of a few minutes. My kids love it.
Raw Grainless Granola:
1/2 c. virgin coconut oil
2 c. ground flax seed
2 c. shredded coconut
2 c. chopped nuts
1/2 c. raw honey or maple syrup
1 c. dried fruit (cranberries, bilberries, or raisins)
2 T. cinnamon
1 t. vanilla
dash of salt
Melt oil. Add all ingredients together and stir.
Serve raw with milk.
(raw cow milk, raw goat milk, coconut or almond milk)
Wow, virgin coconut oil is amazing!! It lowers cholesterol, strengthens the immune system, fights candida yeast, it is anti-viral and anti-microbial, it helps people lose weight which is an even better plus, helps fight heart disease, good for diabetics, helps with brain function, and gives you energy to boot!!!
Warm the virgin coconut oil very slightly. Do not get the oil too hot, just enough to melt it.
Grind your flax fresh. Flax can get rancid if it is sitting out, so it is always best to grind fresh. I use my vitamix blender to do a larger batch, but most people can get by with a little coffee bean grinder. That works just fine.
Add the flax to the oil and stir together. Flax is a good fiber and it is also a great vegetable form of Omega 3. Omega 3 is good in supporting metabolism and brain function. It is an essential fatty acid that our bodies need so desperately. Flax also contain lignans which reduce the risk of breast cancer in women and prostate cancer in men. Yeah for that!
Add raw honey for the most raw enzyme benefits. Raw honey has anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties. It promotes healthy digestion, it is a powerful antioxidant, and it also strengthens the immune system. Why not use honey?!!! It is liquid gold.
Add the shredded coconut-I use unsweetened shredded coconut.
Next, add your dried fruit. I usually use cranberries or raisins, but today I tried bilberry fruit. It is a bit more expensive, but it has so many wonderful anti aging properties, I was excited to reap those benefits! Everyone needs a little help in that area, right? Bilberry fruit has been used for centuries to help support good eye function. It is loaded with antioxidants and also helps give energy.
Cinnamon is a powerful antioxidant that also helps stabilize blood sugars. It is an amazing herb that needs to be added to this recipe. The flavor it brings is also very tasty.
Adding nuts adds a wonderful texture to the granola. I usually use walnuts, almonds, and pecans. They all contain wonderful enzymes and are rich in omega-3 fatty acids as well. The nuts help lower cholesterol, give a good source of vitamin E and are a good fat that helps with losing weight. To even add more benefits, soak and dry them first. That breaks down the phytic acid that is an enzyme inhibitor.
Vanilla contains chemicals called vanilloids that activate receptors in a similar way to cayenne pepper, which is reduces inflammation and improves brain functioning. Vanilla has been known to calm stomach pains, reduce hunger, and help in digestion. Plus, vanilla tastes good. I have an article on how to make your own vanilla here.
Just a dash of salt will bring out the amazing flavors. I like to use celtic sea salt or himalayan salt because I know I am getting so many minerals that way.
Stir all ingredients together.
Add some milk and enjoy! For those of you that can not have diary, try using coconut milk or almond milk.
Erin Harrison of Keeper of the Homestead
With the weather changing here in N Idaho, the snow has melted and Spring has sprung. Means A LOT to the Idahoans up here.
First bucket list to do is, GARDENING! Get them seedlings and seeds out on the land and wait for harvest. We have been doing much of that here .
Yet this blog post is not about gardening, maybe a photo or two, check out our You Tube channel for more on our gardening adventures. I like to share with you our recent hike we had as a large family gathering for Sabbath
Many of us are scattered aboard and times like these sure make up for it. I LOVE our extended family, who many here have been part of our journey to N Idaho Abba knows His people need to gather and be in community I know it makes His heart smile as His children spend quality time together on Sabbath. And, why not a better get-together than on a HIKE ! His creation is vibrant in these settings and the atmosphere shouts His name
Our fellowship as a body was rich with laughter, sharing life, scripture, a knee scrap or two and some wild adventures The Creator brought beauty and a sense of His creation as we made our way on a unknown path
The day went by slow and quick. If that makes any sense. We all got our workout in and our hearts where exercised with a dose of His Word. More times like these are needed to refuel for the coming week ahead Till then. enjoy these photos as much as I did, by experiencing them first hand!
Blessings and Shalom
My medicinal herbs are doing very well. Son to plant outdoorsWe had a gorgeous visitor along the way The power of this waterfall was breathtaking I have never lived somewhere with this much water! Powerful!
Family enjoying a hike stroll together. A high five is in order at the river Cousins staying true Sisters in Messiah. A long time re unite Beautiful young ladies The family! Followers of The Way Love this group
CHAG HAMATOZOT SAMEACH!!!
It is that time of year again as we celebrate Feast of Unleavened Bread as in Leviticus 23 6-8 in the Torah.
This year was simple. Just our Tribe (my new word for family) and I have to say, I was truly enjoying it being just us 7.
A small meal we prepared, cooked a lamb, arugula was our bitter herb, organic wine, the children has organic grape juice, and the unleavened bread. Yes I ate a small bite of the lamb!
Obedience is better than sacrifice
Simple, just simple
I did a You Tube VIdeo on making Unleavened Bread for our Tribe. I hope you can visit our channel . I’ll post the video below also
Thank for you support and stopping by
We enjoying sharing tid bits of our Tribes walk and journey with Our Creator!
May His rest and blessing be with you on this day
The WINE the BREAD and the BITTER HERBS
And when YHWH your Elohim brings you into the land He swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, that He would give you—a land with great and splendid cities that you did not build, with houses full of every good thing with which you did not fill them, with wells that you did not dig, and with vineyards and olive groves that you did not plant—and when you eat and are satisfied, be careful not to forget YHWH who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. Duet. 6:10-12
This is the scripture given to my back in the High Desert about our new adventure to N Idaho. Little did I know, this is a passage that is still to come to fruition as we faithfully wait what is ahead of us Life’s journey’s don’t need to be full of disappointments that steal our joy. It is a choice of ours to allow it to make us into better humans and closer to the heart of The Father. I am desiring to arrive to my destiny, even thru the hiccups of life.
As I continue……
Its been a while since my last blog post over a year ago. Much has been going on with my Tribe and TONS of exciting news to share. I hope you will enjoy this read as I catch you all up to speed.
Here we go!!!
After 15 years of owing a home in the High Desert of Southern California and 9 months of solo parenting, (my husband had a job out of state), we packed what we had, sold most of our belongings, (including our goats and chickens, which we miss dearly) and made the journey to Northern Idaho. It has been a dream of ours to begin a life of homesteading, owning land and self-sufficiency. We learned much while we resided in the High Desert about gardening, raising animals, preparing for the days ahead, community, Co-Op and so much more and I was confident that we could apply all those experiences to our new life. Well, that all changed in a split second when we landed foot in Idaho
After 9 months of being on my own with our 5 children, we had encountered some of life’s “hiccups” along the way. As our caravan landed in Boise, (including our livestock dog, Serun and our bunny Jicama) to fuel up gas for our vehicles, our realtor called my husband saying the buyer had just pulled out….WHAT??!!! We were in Idaho!! We where beside ourselves and immediately got on our knees asking The Creator for HELP!!! We trusted what was left of our frayed instincts, and decided to continue heading North. Beyond exhausted and now with the emotional side of “Where do we go?, I took a few deep breathes and prayed. I was numb to all my surroundings, yet I knew My Father has a plan and a glorious one in the works. We were all so very tired with all the traveling that my physical body just couldn’t go any further. I was having physical symptoms but I trusted in my husbands reassurance that all would be well. We knew we couldn’t go back to CA. Driving forward was our only option.
We finally got to our destination and stayed at a home in exchange for replacing some trim that needed to be stained and nailed around the doors and floorboards in the house. It was a great trade for our family in need. Knowing we were able to stay for 2 months, gave us a little comfort. At least it seemed.
When disappointed sets in, one has to fight to make sure it doesn’t steal your joy. There have been many times in this journey that my joy seemed to be stolen from me with one disappointed after another. Outside of not getting into a permanent homestead (still to this day), and our house going back and forth on the market – one mountain after another, it seemed. Our livestock dog, Serun, had to be spayed in an emergency surgery that almost cost her her life.
When Serun was given to us by a friend, our part was to work with the Gampr community in breeding her. We had it all set up back in CA to breed her with another male, yet the timing wasn’t right. When we landed in Idaho, she went into heat and the timing was, well, not the best. We did find a male for her and all seem to go well. The owner of male was confident she was pregnant and we took her back to the house we were staying at.
A week or so later, Serun started to bleed, and didn’t look good. We took her to the vet that day, and the next day to get an ultrasound and more tests. It was confirmed that she was not pregnant and that her uterus was infected and swollen with pus (Pyometra is the medical term.) The vet strongly suggested emergency surgery to remove her uterus and the infection. We said yes. The vet told me later it was a miracle she made it thru. I am so thankful she survived. I have to be honest, though, I was really hoping to see her with pups. She would have had a beautiful litter. A different road traveled for her and I. Hoping to one day start over again with a new pup.
It was only to be a “one time temporary dwelling” yet when the house fell thru, we where in need of settling somewhere.
After the house we fixed up, we have moved 5 times in 6 months. That’s A LOT of moving for a family of 7. There is so much more details I could share with you all, I could probably write a book. We are temporary dwellers as we call it. Our Creator knew we needed His provisions and provided homes for us to stay in, one after another. He has never skipped a beat Although it sure felt like it especially not knowing where the next place was going to be. It has been a hard season to be honest. Much of my dreams and ideas are on hold, for now. Our family needs to just breathe in what is in front of us and allow the joy of life to keep us content. Learning to be thankful in the midst of change is a life lesson. Gratefulness is an attribute one can learn to adopt when the rug is pulled from underneath you. That running warm water is sure a blessing when it has been stripped.
With winter quickly approaching, we knew we had to find a permanent place to live. The days seems to quicken as we looked day in and day out to find a place. All the homes we stayed at where short term, so each day felt as though I was on the edge of it being the last. I had to learn to rest and trust in The Creator and no be shaken. It is hard to do that, ya’ll. I knew He would never leave me or forsake me. I made time to pray and I struggled. Yet I trusted; He knew best.
We finally landed, in (hopefully last) rental place this October.
We are happy to finally have our feet on the ground, enjoying first this winter wonderland as a family. Absolutely beautiful! This place is still a temporary dwelling, yet it is home for a bit. Choosing once again to be thankful and grateful our family is safe and sound.
This move sure did rock our boat of all the expectation I had before we set foot, yet I am learning the art of embracing seasons and letting go of expectations not yet arrived. I choose to walk by faith and not by sight. Life has turns and twists, and I know the road can seem long and dreary. I am thankful I am not alone in my journeys of life and I have someone who will carry me when I am unable to walk.
Thank you for letting me share here today. I hope you will continue to be part of our Healing Throughout journey as we now are in Northern Idaho. The community here is sweet and we have be truly blessed and welcomed with open arms.
Many of you have asked what I consume as a raw vegan (I do have some lightly steamed and cooked yams and potatoes) and my latest concoction of super living foods.
I LOVE my greens!!! And yet I have found living in the Pacific Northwest, organic produce and greens are hard to come by and pricey!!! Not to mention how much I eat just for myself and not including my Tribe of 7.
Enter New Beginnings Co-Op. That’s for another post coming soon!
For now, here are my contents of Rainbow Super Foods, I take this daily in my green smoothie or just in some plain pure water.
Hopefully I will have this available for our Co-Op participants at New Beginnings Co-Op
This recipe is made with love and my personal dosages :)
You can mix and match, add and subtract ingredients to your liking
EQUAL portions of ( I use 1/4 to 1/2 cup of each of the following super foods, seeds and herbs)
Turmeric Ginger Cayenne Nutritional Yeas Beet Ashwagaandha Diatomaceous earth Green Tea Cinnamon Zeolite Milk Thistle Chorella Spirulina Maca Chia Pumpkin Hemp Sunflower Seeds Nettle Red Raspberry Peppermint Chamomile
All ingredients are certified organic and in powder form or added to a coffee grinder to get the powder consistency.
So far, that is all I have added to my mix. I am hoping to add more to it in time.
Once you have all your powders you can add them one at a time in a glass mason jar and make a cool rainbow effect. Shake well. Add a Tsp to 1 Tbs in your morning smoothie or veggie juice
Stay and be healthy
This is our 7th year of celebrating the Feast of Passover. Every Passover we have observed has been different in some way or anther. New insights. New discoveries. New revelations. His Word never gets dull or old. It always brings the refreshing wind that only the Rucah of Elohim (Spirit of God) can bring. I am humbled and so thankful to be included in the Passover meal of our King. To just sit back and observe as we partake and remember what Messiah is really an honor. How can one not consider honoring this Feast Day commanded by The Creator of the universe? Although, with that said, only His people can. The ones who choose to not know Him are left outside the camp – a sobering thought.
This year was no exception. It was different in so many aspects. Hard to explain in writing. Maybe one day I will…but for now, I’ll share tid-bits of what Yehovah did.
When celebrating any feast of Elohim it is so important that the mishpocha (family) be together. We need each other, don’t we? I invited a sweet sister to our home. We broke bread together and soaked in the presence of YHWH till the night. The children danced. Flags swayed back and forth as the sweet atmosphere of Our King filled the room. Scripture says to taste and see that Yehovah is good. That verse came alive that night. So many nuggets where brought to the table. Flowers where centered that YHWH hand picked. Candles were lit. An array of food was lined up against white table clothes decorated with colorful plates to be served. Name of Yehovah and Yeshua were hand-painted in Paleo Hebrew on our table. The doorpost smeared with the blood of the New Covenant Passover Lamb. Oh, this is the highlight of Passover that I will never forget!
Here’s the story for that one: As I was preparing for dinner, I realized that I needed to do something with the barren wall behind our dinning table. The wall had been used for hanging school projects over the years, and was riddled with nail and tack holes. What it needed was a paint/patch job! But that just wasn’t going to happen in the time we had left. So….this mama had to brain storm and quickly. My daughter suggested that we hang some sheets on the wall and drape them across each other for a “tent like” effect. So I pulled a couple of white sheets out of the closet, and hung them across the wall. Creative? I thought so. I stood back and stared at this blank canvas. My artistic mind went nuts. I thought of the scripture commandment for the children of Israel to coat the doorposts of their house with the blood of the lamb sacrifice so that they’d be spared from the Angel of Death. Oh my!!! I found in the garage 2×4’s (the perfect size), nailed the pieces to form a “doorpost”, and splattered the top and sides with red paint. My son came over and asked me what I was doing so I invited him to help. Little did I know this was going to be more than just a “school project’ but a spiritual lesson he and I would never forget.
I asked him to find me nails to we could hammer the door post on the wall. He found exactly 3. Right?!?! So YAH! My son and I centered the doorpost against the wall so that I would line up with our table. He held it in place while I hammered. The sound that resonated from those nails was chilling. We both stopped and looked at each other. What was is it like for the Messiah to have felt the nails be pounded through his hands also? That sound I will never forget My son was quiet. Well…this mama cried. It sent a chill down my spine of the re enactment of what happened on the cross years before. I am so unable to write to you exactly what I felt at that moment. All I know is that this is one of the meany reasons why I was to make this art piece. To be reminded of His death, His Resurrection, and His return. Selah.
But that’s not the end of it. When my friend arrived, we greeted her family with joy (it was to be their first Passover celebration). My friend sat at the end of the table, facing our “doorpost” on the wall. I have to admit I wondered why she was so stricken by it. She later told me that for the past 3 days, she couldn’t get the vision of the cross out of her mind. To finally see it confirmed meant so much to her. We made for multiple reasons, and Father knew she would be blessed by it. So many emotions surfaced as we broke bread and began our Passover meal.
Passover this year was also a bitter sweet moment, knowing it will be our last in this house. A new journey is taking place for our family. A new chapter in a book written by the Creator. The pages are being turned ever so quickly and we are excited for what is being written. One page at a time
Stay tuned for the writings.
I have been so blessed to start a small Co-Op again in our community for organic produce It has been such life saver for this mama of 5 to order and have it dropped of at my front door. Not to mention the prices!! Goodness! The savings have been tremendous for the families including mine! The variety we have been able to order is vast and bountiful. We are enjoying feeding our families high quality organic produce and food
I am always on the hunt for organic coconuts. After making my first batch of coconut milk, I wont go back to store bought milk. It just isn’t the same. Making food from scratch is not only healthy for your family but it does save on cost. Especially if you are part of a group Co-Op
Some of the moms of the group have asked me to put together a video explaining how I make it. I am pleased to announce, we did! It came out pretty cool, and the graphics where done by my eldest daughter. I am impressed and very happy to share this in house video with you.
So…without further introduction: our interview!
This wasn’t my first time with a creative business, either. When my family had the Co-op, I was really into macrame. I would buy glass blown pendants and hemp cord on Ebay, and make necklaces with them. I made pretty good money back then, haha.
But with Knot + Stitch, I’m not just doing macrame. I’m doing a combination of crochet and knit, as well.
I don’t have any macrame goods in the shop, so that’s in my sights for the future. I’d love to make some plant hangers, and wall hangings, but I’m a little tied up with yarn supplies right now. Once I finish those out, I can start working with macrame again.
For any of you who cook or bake gluten free, you know what a challenge it is to find recipes that remind you of all the stuff that isn’t gluten free! Often times, coconut flour is the main ingredient, and then you worry about the dough turning dry.
Our family has tried many, many recipes and discarded them just as many times.
But we finally found this one that doesn’t come out dry, doesn’t break when you try and fold it, and doesn’t taste excessively like “coconut”. We’d like to share it with you too.
This bread is made to be rolled flat and baked in skillet (see photos below). It can be wrapped like a tortilla or eaten with soup. The only thing is that the batter doesn’t hold well in the refrigerator, so you need to cook it all the same day. We haven’t tried freezing it, though, so you could try that.
Many of you may know we use to coordinated a co-op/buying club for about 8 years here in the high desert, called Bountiful Harvest. We actually founded it and grew it to over 100 strong. I have to say those where the best years my family had serving our community in orchestrating this group of some finest families and local farms. I learned so much about our food, where it comes from, how to grow it, that I now have the Homesteading bug!
I recently made kale chips with some of the leftover stock we had with our small group on Tues. Yes, I started back up again. On a smaller scale, but this is how our co-op got started in the beginning. I do sure enjoy helping families get the best quality organic produce at a fraction of the price. Hard work? In deed it is. But Scripture says, You don’t work you don’t eat! 2 Thessalonians 3:10
Here’s to leftover kale
Enjoy the video below
And catch up on You Tube too!
This is a simple way my family enjoys making Kale Chips. I know there are A LOT of different kind of recipes out there. Yet this one seems to work well for us
Hope you enjoy your next batch of raw kale chips
All the best,
Shalom and Greetings.
This latest blog post is about my children that The Father has blessed me with. As a homeschooling mama life is always exciting and each child has different paths they choose to take Being creative is one of those paths. Whether is is drawing by hand or kitting, my boys and girls can sure show off their colors. I sit back and watch how these young-ins learn so quickly. I need repeated instructions to get me through a stitch.
Yet drawing is one of my passions. Although I haven’t picked up a pen or pencil in a while, I do enjoy it . I made most of a living prior to marriage as an artist. So it is in my blood. Maybe that is where my children get theirs from?
My eldest daughter does knitting and macrame. Now, her little sister is catching on and now wants to make her own crafty things. I love it when my children teach each other! She just started an Instagram and she’ll be launching a store really, really soon. I keep asking her when she’s going to do it, and she always says: “Mom, not yet. I want to make everything perfect.”
Maybe she has a
slight perfectionist streak.
For my middle son, drawing is his thing. He is drawing nearly everyday after school (usually while listening to Adventures in Odyssey). He spends hours making each drawing as true to the original as possible. He was so inspired by The Bible Project, that he told me he wants to study illustrating. I can’t wait to see where he goes with it.
Shalom, Mama Bell
Baruch Ha’Shem Blessed His Name
And that is how it has been this month with many new additions to Zephy’s Homestead. From baby kids to Live Stock pups, we have been a busy family This is hard work indeed. And I am on the small scale compared to some homesteaders I know.But the JOY of farm life is a dream come true. No matter what scale it is.
So much excitement happening,there is never a dull moment. Tons of extra chores to be done on top of training and feeling animals. Always moving. Who needs a gym?
The two kidds born where born on Sept. 2 2017 around midnight. Wake up call from mama as she was in full labor and dropped to kids in a welcoming cheer. A buck, named Dash and a doe named Lila. Both are doing very well, and growing quickly. LIla ended up being the runt of the duo, so my oldest has taken the role as her mama and the bond between them both is too precious. A learning experience for them both. Dash, the buck, is growing fast. Typical boy, who constantly eats and never leaves a drop of leftovers.
Both are up for purchase thru God’s Creatures in Apple Valley. You can reach Elisabeth for details
Along with new kidds on the block..we added a male Armenian Gampr Livestock Dog to our homestead. Meet Vagr-means Tiger in Armenian. Serun-means beautiful in Armenian, our female is adapting to him very well These TWO as i call them. Two peas in a pod.
I am very pleased with this breed. Never thought I would ever consider such large dogs for my family Yet the Gampr breed has proven me wrong in their gentle ability for my children and the animals and their fierce protective instincts to out side intruders.(the 2 and 4 legged kind!). If you are ever wanting to know more about Armenian Gampr LGD see here.
Come Spring 2018, Serun will be breed and pups will be available. Stay tuned!
Well time to get off this blog and back to the homestead.
Hope you enjoyed my read.
Till I share again. Blessings and Shalom