Monday, May 30, 2016

Prayers Needed

They say God gives you the strength when you most need it. I found myself in a situation this past weekend where I needed the strength and He didn't let me down. Long story short, I came face to face with a man who had pure and honest to goodness evil inside of him. I had watched him and heard him long enough to know something was up. But when I saw him and his eyes locked with mine, I knew.

Call me crazy or whatever you want but I could feel the evil almost radiating off of him. I've only felt like that once before in my life. My mom says it's some spirit gift, like the gift of discernment or something.

I mean, I know some pretty awful people that I say have something in them but this man was unlike any of them. He had evil in his eyes. I could feel my heart fluttering and beating out of my chest at the same time as he walked towards me. Then he asked me where the elevator was and it was amazing what happened next...

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Eat Local, Feel Better: 5 Reasons to Eat Local

Photo Credit: Luciles Kitchen- Etsy
With the produce stands opening this past week more and more people are "eating local". In small towns like the one I live in they will beat you to death with the whole "Eat Local", "Buy Local" stuff.

In my town we have a small farmer's market with big selection and

But does eating local produce actually have it's major benefits?

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Lady of the Farm: Seaglass Soap


So on my days off last week I was kind of clueless as to what I should do, I mean what's a girl to do with three days off? Make soap of course! I began making "Lady of the Farm Seaglass Inspired Soap", the soap is made to look like seaglass, what is seaglass? "Naturally produced sea glass ("genuine sea glass") originates as pieces of glass from broken bottles, broken tableware, or even shipwrecks, which are rolled and tumbled in the ocean for years until all of their edges are rounded off, and the slickness of the glass has been worn to a frosted appearance."
So how much will it be and how can you buy it? 

Ducks & Clucks

They all seem to be getting along pretty good 
 After spending the day in the chicken/duck coop I noticed that these guys are all getting along better than they were. The ducks seem to be more chill and the chicks seem to be considering the ducks to be like them. They're running on the backs of the ducks and occasionally a duck will nip at a chick but it's usually after one of the chicks has been pecking at the ducks. 

Faith the Duck
Faith is still getting around the same, still crawling on her back joints. It worries me. I'm going to be searching on ways to make her a duck mobile. Maybe even do some duck water therapy. Speaking of which, the Farmer got them a kiddie pool (Faith of course can't get into it unless placed in it by one of us). The other two however, haven't gotten in it. They've just been drinking from it. Hmm. Ducks that don't like water? Haha! I told the Farmer to just give them some time and they'll eventually get the hang of it. 
The ducks and chicks all snuggled up. 

Also, I began an album called Ducks & Clucks on my Lady of the Farm Facebook. So be sure to check it out for more photos from the coop! 

Also, Like Lady of the Farm to keep updated on the things from around the farm.

Oh my Chickadees!

Is it bad? Is it bad that I just don't feel like writing right now? Is it bad that I just don't feel inspired? 

Maybe I'm in need of some farm therapy. You know, the kind of therapy where you go lay in a duck pen and lay down and let the ducks run all over you? 

It's May and I feel like the farm life is whizzing by me, while I just sit all foggy headed watching it go by. The produce stand is now open, the planting season has begun and the Farmer is finishing up his planting. I on the other hand have been working at the hotel ALL THE TIME, which, I don't mind because that means more pay but I miss being around the farm everyday. Especially when everything is getting exciting. 

We have babies EVERYWHERE around the farm. Baby chicks and ducks are taking over! The Farmer has a few hens that will lay eggs but refuse to sit on them. So he's been taking the eggs and placing them in the incubator as soon as he can get to them. I wasn't sure how it would work out but he had eleven eggs and eight hatched! I was surprised! They're so precious and tiny. 
It's kind of interesting to me, the eggs are so tiny, so detailed and so unique. Some are bigger than others, some are blue, some are white, and some even have spots. 

But after some weeks in an incubator they become little tiny souls. Chirping little souls. It's kind of amazing how God created these little creatures inside of that shell. It's even neater when you candle them throughout the time they're forming. The Farmer was doing one of them closer to the hatch date and I saw it's beak and then it moved. To see its teeny tiny body moving in that egg is almost like watching a child move in it's mother's belly on an ultrasound. It is seriously one of those moments in life where you can't help but to be in awe at what God has done.