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This is the day that the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it. . .





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Homesteader, No Longer in the City

After seven years of caring for my mother in town, I'm back on the farm. A homeschool teacher starting the 10th year, my focus on other things has changed, especially after my sojourn in town. While I used to be a full time farmer before the move, now that I'm back I'm content to be a teacher, wife, mother, and small scale homesteader. Teaching is taking up much more of my time now, and I feel that's a worthwhile investment.

My goal for this year: move more, grow more ...
After seven years of caring for my mother in town, I'm back on the farm. A homeschool teacher starting the 10th year, my focus on other things has changed, especially after my sojourn in town. While I used to be a full time farmer before the move, now that I'm back I'm content to be a teacher, wife, mother, and small scale homesteader. Teaching is taking up much more of my time now, and I feel that's a worthwhile investment.

My goal for this year: move more, grow more healthy food, eat intentionally. And mostly, TAKE THE ADVENTURE! Happiness is a choice, success is a choice, not an event. It's not in circumstances, but in what you choose to do with them. Each day is a gift, live it to the fullest!
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Member Since: 2/26/2008

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My Goals:
1. For 2008, I've decided to quit complaining about what I can't do, and do what I can!

For 2009, I've decided to take action against those things that are holding me back. Those things I thought I couldn't do, by breaking them down into things I can choose to do.

2010: Life is an adventure, do what you can!

2011: JUST DO IT! This is the year to put together what I've learned, and see progress in the right direction!

2. Long term, I want to be able to hike the Appalachian Trail with my husband.

My Program:
1. Mentally: do things to stimulate the mind. Choose to do one "hard" thing each day, and get it done.

2. Physically:
water
walk more
watch what I eat

3. Spiritually: Christianity was never meant to be a religion, it is a relationship. My ultimate goal is to grow stronger and closer in the relationship with my Lord. To grow in love with Him who is Love.
new memory verse/week
complete reading
through Bible with son
re-learn Hebrew letters

Personal Information:
I love the woods, country living, herbs, fiber arts (spinning, quilts, etc.), hiking, camping, and nature in general.

Other Information:
I heard one definition of success from William Feather, "Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go." Don't give up, even when the going seems slow. Little nuts don't become mighty oaks in a day, or a year, or a decade. But what they lack in speed, they make up for in persistence! So, we're not going to give up!


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CHERYLE51
5/11/2014 12:44:20 AM

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY



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SHELTER-PETS
4/26/2014 6:15:37 AM

thx for stopping by my blog;-) Have a great weekend!

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ANNIESADVENTURE
4/25/2014 10:34:10 PM

Thank you for the Spark goodie. That was so thoughtful of you. I enjoy reading of your many adventures on the farm. Awhile ago when you were still taking care of your mom, you posted that your son and you made homemade crackers. I never thought about trying to make crackers. I found recipes here on Spark that I might try. You are always doing amazing things.

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PHOENIXREBIRTH
4/25/2014 7:05:13 PM

To be honest the healing has started. I used to have numbness and tingling in my legs from peripheral neuropathy and it's gone. Dr. Kickhaver adjusted me and voila it went away. I am very ecstatic about that. I told him today and he hit a home run with me in my book. emoticon



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SHELTER-PETS
4/22/2014 5:15:10 PM

Thanks for the gold star;-) I needed it today. Willpower!



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