Every time you feel in God's creatures something pleasing and attractive, do not let your attention be arrested by them alone, but, passing them by, transfer your thought to God and say: "O my God, if Thy creations are so full of beauty, delight and joy, how infinitely more full of beauty, delight and joy art Thou Thyself, Creator of all!
- Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain

You can’t get to joy by making everything perfect. You can only get there by seeing in every imperfection all that’s joy.
-Ann Voscamp

Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Final Two Winners!

I've got two more lovely Liebster's to introduce you to tonight.

Kim over at Jabez Farm is one entertaining and enlightening blogger. Her blog fast becoming a favorite read. If you'd like to know how to cut up a pig, render lard, raise turkeys, cook or bake something delectable, make your own vanilla extract...well, I could go on, but you get the idea. She's a homeschooling, homemaking, home-girl with a great sense of humor. I hope you love her as much as I do!

And last, but not least, Peggy at Hidden Haven Homestead is sure to make you feel all cozy and homey. Her homestead animal tales are always entertaining and informative, and I love her stories about her grandchildren. Don't miss the one from yesterday! It's great, and all mom's of teens are sure to get a good laugh - and maybe a good idea!?

Thank you, ladies, for the great blogs!

Now if you five awesome women would like to, you may choose five outstanding Liebster's of your own and feature them on your blogs. I'll be reading, and would love to meet some of your favorite bloggers. Happy posting! :)

P.S. I hope this all makes some semblance of sense. I'm a bit tired tonight. We're dealing with whooping cough, and now basically quarantined. We'll be spending the next five days at home (Thank you, God! I'm actually thrilled to be forced to stay home!). Ordinarily, I'd invite you to stop by any time, but please don't right now. Apparently we'll be contagious until Tuesday P.M. :(


  1. Don't look now but I picked one of them apples clean off your profile picture,couldn't help myself,they look so delicious.I'll do my penance! I don't know these 2 blogger's but if you say they are kind ,sweet etc. I believe you -if I get some time I will visit them--so Patty,I'm getting peoples advice I haven't bought my food dehydrator yet and I need to go to my sisters to pick 2 apple trees full of apples---they are honey crisp and almost worm less how shall I keep them,any ideas?

  2. Whooping cough!? Oh, Patty, I'm so sorry these germies have visited your homestead. Please remember to take care of yourself (I'm assuming it's the kiddlies that are currently down and out) during all of this. Maybe go easy on everything you can (yeah, right) to conserve your energy. Sending good thoughts your way. Hugs.

  3. Thank you so much for the award Patty! I'm so glad you enjoy my blog!

    Whooping cough is big news here~made the front page of the paper because so many in our area have had/have it. It's a nasty little thing, but I understand the enjoyment of being forced to stay home! Sorry that your family is having to go through this~praying for a quick recovery!


  4. Thanks Patty! I sure hope the whooping cough soon leaves your farm! Have a good rest anyways while you can.

  5. Thank you so much for all of your well wishes. It's really going very well, aside from waking up to coughing attacks in the night. It's not slowing anyone down very much, really. It's actually quite nice to be at home together. I'm mostly just a bit stressed hoping we haven't infected anyone else before I knew the kids had it. The hardest part so far had been answering the MN Dept. of Health's questions about the illness, and who we've had contact with, blah, blah, blah...although I know that's important!

    Judy- I hope by now you've gotten some good ideas about those apples. I usually make apple butter and apple sauce, and freeze them in recipe sized batches (for crisps, pies, muffins, whatever), then just keep the fridge full for fresh eating as long as they'll last. I am going to try dehydrating some this year too. Congrats on the honey crisp! They're such wonderful apples!

  6. Oh my, I hope you are all better! Hugs and hot soup!