Motherhood Ponderings

Mother’s Day Thoughts

May 13, 2013
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Mother’s Day Thoughts

Until I became a mother, I didn’t really (I mean REALLY) realize how much work, effort and sacrifice the noble calling of motherhood required.  It’s nice to have one day a year that the tireless sacrifice that motherhood requires be highlighted by our children through cute cards, gifts, flowers, acts of kindness, ….and the “cute” bug they found outside they…

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Darts with C02 ?

May 22, 2012
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Darts with C02 ?

Our little boy is 3.  He’s almost 4.  He was our very 1st baby born right here at home on the farm.  Our 8th baby born at home… just the 1st one born on this farm …..and 5th boy.  He’s proud of that. Our almost 4 year old has been anxiously awaiting his birthday.  For…

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Feed Corn, Winter Snow and Boyhood Farm Work

January 29, 2010
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Feed Corn, Winter Snow and Boyhood Farm Work

Feed corn, winter snow and boyhood farm work are beautiful sights!  The boys went up to a new feed store that just opened up in town.  They bought some bags of corn for $5.75 for a 50 lb bag.  They were doing good to get the trailer unloaded and the feed put away in the…

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Winter Thoughts

December 27, 2009
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Winter Thoughts

My, how quickly late fall turned into the full force winter we are in right now.  I took this picture about 7 weeks ago…when we had some fall color left and short green grass.  Here’s our milk cow, May, with her calf, Luther, who was born on October 31st…Reformation Day.  Now, we bundle up for winter…

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Conversations with Our Children

November 10, 2009
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Conversations with Our Children

It’s a busy time…farming and home schooling and livin’ life.  We’ve had a full Fall already with difficult funerals and happy weddings.  We’ve tried to slow down.  I’m beginning to think that is not possible. So we’ve been hitting life full speed ahead and making progress some days…and other days not so much. As the day…

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Working on Heart

August 19, 2009
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Working on Heart

We had just ended an exceptionally busy week, when my heart sank in thinking about all the things that didn’t get done.  The house being a wreck, the farm needing more attention than I could give it, the lack of meal planning and preparation, the backed up laundry pile..and pity me ,won’t you…I haven’t even started…

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Boys and their Possum

March 19, 2009
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Boys and their Possum

You have to watch where you go around here.  While you’re watching out for cow patties and turkey droppings, you should keep your eye out for the boy’s latest project hanging out behind the shed….ready to jump out and scare the beejeebers out of you.  He skinned it.  With the help of his brother, some…

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It’s a Beauty, Mom!!

March 3, 2009
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It’s a Beauty, Mom!!

Our 8 year old bought a trap with his birthday money.  Since then he has been learning the ropes of how to trap like his big brothers.  They trap possum usually…possum that like to come closer to the house and find the chickens and their eggs.  So keeping the critters away is an important job. …

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Romanticizing Farm Life

January 9, 2009
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Romanticizing Farm Life

I could paint you a romanticized picture of farm life, but then I would feel guilty for leading you astray.  While farm life has it’s moments of sheer, picture perfect perfection, it is usually only  a brief frame in time before you see reality.  Now don’t get me wrong, I love farm life.  Real farm life, however,…

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What Do You See?

October 28, 2008
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What Do You See?

It is amazing how much junk my boys collect and store in their pockets.  A while back I wrote a post about all the things I have found in my washer and dryer over the years.  I need to update that list since moving to the farm.  The other day while bathing my two dirty…

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Brothers Big and Small

September 24, 2008
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Brothers Big and Small

We are enjoying watching our children love and care for their younger siblings.  What a beautiful site….brothers …big and small. 

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12 full weeks…

August 21, 2008
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12 full weeks…

It seems like the weeks are passing even faster now.  We almost have a 3 month old who is still well shaping our world here…  Last week, he caught sight of his first chicken and followed it intently as it pecked its way across the yard.  That was exciting for us for some reason.  I…

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Honoring Grandparents…

July 24, 2008
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Honoring Grandparents…

We took a last minute trip to surprise my grandmother for her 75th birthday party my mother and aunts were giving her.  It was wonderful to see the extended family…many of whom I have not seen in years and best of all to take our children to see their great grandmother. My mother read a…

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Part 2: A farm boy’s birthday request…the chicks and ducks arrive

January 11, 2008
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Part 2:  A farm boy’s birthday request…the chicks and ducks arrive

The days of anticipation leading up to the arrival of baby chicks and ducklings are almost unbearable for a 7 year old and those who have to listen to his almost hourly updates of how many hours left until his package arrives.  The day finally arrived.  My husband and older boys had just left the house…

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Childhood Reflections on 2007

December 28, 2007
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On the last day of the year, we set aside time to reflect on the year and give thanks to God for His Sovereign hand upon our lives.   We remember the joys and trials of the year. We talk about the Providential hand of God moving in our life and marvel at His mercy and grace even amidst trials. …

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