Monday, March 31, 2008
We also came home with a bottle calf!
It's that time of year again. Plants are being shipped all over this country, and we received our shipment of 100 Christmas tree seedlings. This is our third year of planting, and it has become a time we all look forward to. With a Saturday full of so many things to do, Amanda and Rachel planted the 100 trees all by themselves while the other members of the family attended to their various tasks. Although hard work, it is such fun to look back at a job well done!
Merry Christmas! :-) (in about 4-9 years.)
Saturday, March 29, 2008
After arriving at the location of the event, we quickly set up our sound system.
We were able to watch the talented linesmen that maintain our electric lines display their electric show. What a powerful force is going through those little wires! You can't see "him," but this demonstration figure is getting a little charred at the moment. They were showing the crowd of nearly 500 people what would happen if they touched the wrong things! Scary!
When it was time for us to sing, we began with some instrumental music, ending with a lively hoedown~ Boil them Cabbage Down! After that, we sang several a capella as well as accompanied songs. We finished with an a capella barbershop version of the Star Spangled Banner while the crowd stood in respect for our country's flag.The audience was great and we had such fun singing that night. It was a blessing to be able to entertain the large crowd from all over portions of Wayne, White, Hamilton, Jefferson, Clay, Edwards, Richland, Franklin, Marion, Gallatin, and Wabash Counties.
May God be glorified in all that we do!
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Rather than using a kit from the store or food coloring, we took several different colors of crepe paper, tore them into pieces and soaked them in separate cups of boiling water. The colors bled into the water leaving a white piece of crepe paper and several muted, very pretty dyes. We think the result was lovely on our Rhode Island Red brown eggs. Maybe next year we will try using natural dyes such as carrot and beet, grass and cedar. The wool that we dyed using onion skins, goldenrod, or cedar turned out lovely, and so might the eggs!
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Friday, March 14, 2008
"Joyfulness keeps the heart and face young. A good laugh makes us better friends with ourselves and everybody around us." ~ Marden
Wednesday evening saw the finale of the revival. There were 99 present - wonderful! We enjoyed being able to help minister with the music through this revival. The family of believers at Springerton Christian church were gracious and hospitable, and we are happy to have been a part of the work the Lord is doing there. May God continue to bless our brothers and sisters in the Lord!