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A quiet, peaceful sanctuary from the chaos of everyday living in a world on the brink of insanity! A place where we prepare for the worst, but hope for the best!

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Rollin' Right Along

Things here are rollin' right along...the garden is doing good and that in itself is keeping me busy...doing alot of freezing this year rather than canning...

We butchered out 13 of our quail and they were good, so I have 156 eggs in the incubator...honestly I am hoping not all are fertile...thats just a lot of quail to deal with...But it will fill the freezer...

The hens are laying good and we are getting more than enough eggs, I have been sharing a few with family...Next spring should be a great year for eggs since the Rhode Island Reds will be laying then...the Delawares should begin laying any day....

The goats are good and the kids are getting big...they are so cute....can't help but smile everytime I see them...

The pigs are growing and doing well too...they are farm mans project but from time to time I walk out to the pen and take a look...

The weather here has been fabulous and I am enjoying every second of it...I spend a large amount of day outside just enjoying the critters on the farmstead...

We planted 5 more grapes and 2 more blueberries today...kind of an odd time of year, we bought them in the early spring and just had not had the time to get them in the ground...Hopefully they survive...

The apple tree is loaded with apples this year, the peach tree did not set fruit this year...the late freeze got them...looks like I will be buying peaches this year to put up for winter...

We have been having company some lately, not like us at all, but some folks from our old church have reached out to us and they too have been hurt...I think we are just trying to figure out where we go from here...Maybe a new church...We just don't know where the Lord will lead...kind of exciting really....

My absence from here has been good and it will continue with updates as I find the time or feel the unction to blog...So much going on in our world and lives I find myself pulling away from everything that is not priority right now...I am not one that gets into politics on this blog, but I will say...we all need to be preparing our hearts, minds and families...None of us know what tomorrow holds for our country...We find ourselves praying for guidence in what we need to be doing here on the homestead to be ready for whatever our future holds...I admonish each of you all to do the same...All of our worlds could change in a moment and we need to be ready...Spiritually, physically and emotionally....Spiritually for us is priority...I read often about folks worried about the best place to be if something big happens....I say this to them and to you...The best place to be is in the center of God's will...if you are you will be safe come what may...

Until Next Time....

The Homestead Lady

Quail wating to be roasted

Quail dressed in bacon...yummy!

For the cute factor--A puppy(he's sold)

156 quail eggs!

Mater's and Peppers


Maters, peppers and Cucumbers

Salsa! Yum!

Chickens

Chickens

And more chickens!