Don’t Judge a Duck by its Color

Don’t Judge a Duck by its Color

My husband sent me to the animal swap to buy three hens, but I could only find one, which turned out to be a rooster, but that’s another story. I passed by a gentleman who was selling muscovy ducklings, and I decided to get a couple. He called the dark brown one Duke and the light brown one Daisy, and he would only sell them as a couple, which was reassuring. We were finally going to get eggs! It was…

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Egg and Sausage Muffins

Egg and Sausage Muffins

I love making breakfast sandwiches for our family on the weekend. It’s a great way to use up our fresh eggs when the chickens get ahead of us. I ran across a picture on the internet where they baked the eggs in a muffin tin, and I decided to try it. First, I sprayed my tin with Olive Oil spray; this assures the eggs to pop out easily when you’re done. Next, I broke the yokes up with a knife….

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It’s Not Easy Keeping your Ducks in a Row

It’s Not Easy Keeping your Ducks in a Row

    January first is the perfect time to start the year off with a clean slate and new plans. Although for most of us, things don’t always happen the way we expect, so it’s essential to have a long-term goal set in place and not get discouraged when things don’t go as planned. When becoming a homesteader, you need to keep this in mind. Last January I looked out my window and saw all four of our muscovy ducks…

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Waiting On The Lord

Waiting On The Lord

  When hang gliding off a mountain the weather must be perfect. If the wind is too strong it can be dangerous, but if it is too light it won’t lift the glider off the ground. The wind must also be straight if it goes to the left or to the right the pilot could fly into the trees. There have been times that I waited with my husband for over two hours and we would end up calling it a…

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Your Story Matters

Your Story Matters

  In life, I have made a lot of mistakes and taken a few painful u-turns. The school of hard knocks taught me many lessons that drove me into the arms of my Savior, Jesus Christ. Ultimately, gaining stories that might help others who are going through the same circumstances. Last year I joined Elite Blog Academy. Because I’m a natural procrastinator and don’t always manage my time well, I’m still going through the lessons. Ruth really has useful material….

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Blindsided by the Enemy

Blindsided by the Enemy

The beginning of Fall and the end of winter are very difficult for me. These two seasons wreak havoc on my sinuses. Sinusitis always seems to sneak up on me with a bit of a fog, making it a little difficult to complete my daily tasks. Next, it begins to cause me discomfort with a dull pain in my head and cheekbones. By this time, I realize what’s happening and I purchase my trusty Mucinex and begin taking it. If…

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Relax, He Does The Work

Relax, He Does The Work

  I’m having a difficult time making Christ my first priority. Have you ever thought that? I have, and I’ve heard others say it too. There are so many distractions in this world: work, family, church, politicians, and hobbies. It amazes me how I can sit down and binge watch a TV series for hours but I have to focus to make sure I have my time with God in the morning. Do you have that problem? I think it’s…

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Wind of Change

Wind of Change

I’ll never forget the day I put my trust in Jesus. It was the day that Philippians 4:7 came to life for me. When I decided to trust God, it felt like a supernatural peace washed over me from head to toe. It was truly amazing. Before that day, I was on prescription drugs for anxiety. After that day, I no longer needed them. God healed me from being crippled by anxiety, but that doesn’t mean worry doesn’t come over me…

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Embracing a New Season

Embracing a New Season

  My family and I recently finished a season that lasted almost two years. There were a lot of ups and downs throughout that period. I’m truly humbled when I think about that time. I went into it with a (We got this, going to change the world) attitude. I came out of it humbled and shaken. My faith was tested during this time. My old behaviors of when I was young, wanting to run when things got tough, tried…

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God fills the emptiness with Love

God fills the emptiness with Love

  The other day was Valentine’s Day and I had a really nice time with my family. I made a great Indian dish for dinner. It was actually a jar of simmering sauce I bought from Aldi. I marinated the chicken in the crockpot all day and it was amazing. I love that store. When my husband got home he surprised me with my favorite candy bar and a zero calorie Monster. We capped off our evening by catching up…

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