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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

So much to say and so little time to say it.....

Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Romans 8:1

Good Morning, friends.

I want to start out telling you about our Veteran's Day. My husband, of course, is a veteran. He was in the first Gulf War in 1990-1991 and then he served 18 months in 2004-2005 of this Iraqi Freedom war. Now he is scheduled to go back in May or July of 2009. However, he had the privilege of doing the color guard at the unveiling of a monument for this man Colonel Van T. Barfoot yesterday. Colonel Barfoot received the Congressional Medal of Honor for his heroism during WWII. He not only battled hard and saved his regiment but he also saved lives of his soldiers. When he got up to except the monument, he said I didn't do anything, nothing more than any of you would do. I know for a fact that is not true. They just don't make them like this man any more. He is the only living recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor in Mississippi and one of only 98 in the nation. They are a dwindling breed.

You can watch a clip of the ceremony here, if you are interested:

Well, instead of working on this place and making it more homey.......

We have been working on putting this in the woods.

This is one of the shooting houses that my honey and children have been working on. It's a 6 X 6 monster. We had to load it onto a trailer and drive it at 10 MPH and set it out in the woods. I was floored at how smoothly the whole process went. Deer Season opens up Saturday for my crew. They are so excited.

My honey used the scrap lumber that he got from tearing down this old smoke house to build his newest shooting house. I just love that old rusty tin and now want him to find more to go on the side of my garden shed. I think that rust patina is so beautiful.

This has been the other project. We got my garden spot all disked up. It will measure about 50X30. So, Lord willing, this spring I will have about 1500 sq. ft. of glorious garden. We just finished the last jar of homemade pickles that I put up 2 years ago and I am truly anticipating next years bounty.

This is my little mini 5X5 garden that I have now. Of which, I am very thankful for it. It holds some lettuce, cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower. It is growing strong and I am so excited. We have eaten some lettuce and it was scrumptious. We have little baby broccoli on the stems, so they shouldn't be too much longer.

This one just blows my mind. We have had at least two frosty cold snaps here in Central Mississippi but these beauties are still going strong. I hope to move them this winter when they go dormant to a nice sunny spot. I can't imagine what they will do with a little more sun.

And then of course, I have to add in my clown children pictures. Don't you just love this ensemble? You've got the typical Carhart jacket with shorts and crocs. Is there any other way to dress in Mississippi? It just cracks me up what these kids will go out in.

I just had to share this one with you. My daughter, last year around Resurrection Sunday time, found this little guy. We were at a Seed and Feed store where we get our chickens every year. They had this little guy and he was very sickly with only one eye. The lady said if you can nurse him back to health take him. So my daughter did and we got some medicine for his eye. (our vet loves us) She really nursed him to good health for months and he is now a 25lb. big boy. He still only has the one eye because, it was just too far infected when we got him, but he gets around perfect. I thought this picture of him sleeping half out of his box really depicts his very lazy, happy life.
In closing this post out, I want to share what my family has been studying and looking at. We have been looking for a church home here for over a year and it has been tough to say the least. We are a little different in the aspect that we don't want to do things because the "church building" has done it that way for 100 years. We wont to see it in the Word of God and then do it. Here are a couple of verses that we have just found that are so prophetic:
"Neglecting the commandment of God, you hold to the tradition of men." He was also saying to them, " You are experts at setting aside the commandment of God in order to keep your tradition. Mark 7:8-9
That sounds so familiar to me. So many things we do in church on Sunday morning are just traditions of men.
I also want to share this clip. This guy is so powerful.
I could not get the clip to embed so here is the URL.
I hope you all have a great day.

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JenIG said...

you guys are SO productive. it's inspiring.

Homesteader in Training said...

I loved all your pictures. The shooting house is great. Send me down some venison lol. My brother in Maine usually gets a couple deer.
Also I feel your pain with searching for a church. We too kind of bowed out of the "traditional" church ways. We have been home churching for 3 years because we have been unable to find a church that doesn't want to shuffle the kids off to a Sunday school class. We want the kids in the service with us but that's not how the "church" is doing it. So we are still looking. I hope you find what you are looking for.
I enjoyed your whole post today.

Peggy said...

I have so enjoyed reading your blog and looking at the beautiful photos. I will be back!

Rue said...

Hi Trixi :)

I thought deer season had already started... maybe just bow and then shooting this month... ack! I can't remember LOL

Anyway, I enjoyed the pictures, especially of that little lump of cuteness sleeping the day away :)


The Berry's Patch said...

Wow, you moved that shed? That's amazing! Although I hate the idea of shooting dear, you probably live on deer all winter. I tell ya, I would not make a good farmer.

Your garden looks fantastic. I'm eventually going to find a spot for a garden in my yard.:-)

HeathahLee said...

Wow, y'all have been busy! Your garden will be HUGE! And my Kiddo is really excited about his very first hunt this weekend, too. I'm trying not to be nervous about it..."trying" is the operative word here. : )

I hate that you can't find church home. I know how much mine means to me and my family. I'll pray that you find one very soon. I wish you lived closer to me so you could go to church with me. But I think a 4 hour commute might be a bit much : ).

amy phillips said...

I enjoyed your post. I love your roses. They look like the old style. very nice. May God Bless You!

Kristi said...

Hi Trixi! Thanks so much for visiting today! I really enjoyed your pictures. The bunny is precious. Thank you for the recipe too. I am all about getting rid of the "wild" taste in the deer meet. I'm going to try your recipe. Blessings to you and your family!

Picket said...

Oh girl..I loved this post and that song was beautiful! Just seeing your land and the animals and the garden space makes me long even more for a place in the country....It seem like a hundred years ago when my kids were young and at home I loved watching them grow and sharing my love for animals...There is nothing like country life....hope you find a home church soon my friend.

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi Trixi , I just read your whole blog girl . I really enjoyed it .It sounds like you are into preparing for hard times ahead . I am too . Alot of people laugh at me, but I have always done this .

Kelli said...

You have been busy and have accomplished a lot around your home! Great job!

Shelia said...

Hi Trixi and it's so nice to meet you! I'm so impressed with all you;'re doing at your home and that little bunny is adorable. Thank your husband for serving our great country and for his service. Thank you so much for cominng to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

basicliving@backtobasicliving.com said...

What a nice tribute to Veterans. And you have certainly been busy. The pictures are beautiful. I love the shooting house - I'm going to show that to my husband and hope it inspires him ;-)

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Susie Harris said...

Oh how I wish we could be neighbors! When you said canned pickles.... you had me! Love em"

gloria said...

What a lovely blog you have here my friend, but I must say I miss you blogging at HSB. I may have to change my blogs though, as some of my prior church friends are 'watching me' on that blog and although I post nothing wrong or amiss, I don't want them to use it any way shape or form.
I will be praying about that.
I do love the music you are playing here! So lovely~
have you been able to find a home church?
I wish you could hop on over to ours..it's so wonderful, trixi! Just what I had prayed for! We don't meet anymore in our pastor's home as our pastor and his lovely wife moved back to CA a few months back. Our new pastor is wonderful and we meet in a little old country church down a dirt lane...it's all about Jesus on sunday and our pastor is always preaching about "religiosity" and not settling into "ritual" but always being alive in Jesus! Oh it's such a breathe of fresh air after what we lived with for so long in the cult.
God is so faithful & I am sure in time He will lead you to a home church that is suitable...until then you can keep praising Him at home on Sundays!
God bless you my friend!

Picket said...

Morning girl...it is a beautiful day here today...alittle cool but the sunshine is glorious! Countdown to Thanksgiving is in the one digit numbers now! Yahoo! My Burly Boys have already got two deers this years and had them processed and put in their freezer..they kindly offered to bring me some but I KINDLY told them not to come within 10 ft of my kitchen with that stuff! lol lol
Some of the boys went fishing last weekend and caught a mess of catfish...one weighed 13 lbs...I love fried catfish...and some hushpupies and some slaw...throw in some fired taters for good measure! lol lol Hope you have a beautiful day today girl!