Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Candy's blog is gone

Candy of keeping the home has closed her blog, and moved on to homesteading. Godspeed, Candy!

She had tons of recipes, how to make Kombucha, how to make Buttermilk, how to make sourdough bread, and many, many more interesting things. She was interested in so many diverse things, that it was a blessing to read her blog. Well, maybe she'll be back, when she has settled in her new homestead.
I am sorry that I did not copy the recipes of many of the things she offered. But, if there was one thing I could pick, it would be her homekeeping binder. It helped me organize what I had in may head, and put it in paper. Now, she was not the only organization blogger, but her method was the most efficient for me. I am very grateful for that.

Boy! she had tons of links, that are now gone...I'll probably stumble upon many of them. I don't want to sound pathetic, sorry if I do.

Speaking of making things. I've tried, again, making yogurt. Went to many YouTubes, they all say very similar things. I made one batch with the crock pot method. I burned it. But, I made two cakes using the burnt yogurt as the liquid. Very yummy. I froze the rest in three one-cup-portions, to use later. DH has 'snack day' this Friday (I've told you before, their snack days are like the ancient Roman Banquets) so he will be taking one of them to the feast. It awaits in the freezer.

I am 'cooking' some water in the crock pot so I can take its temperature, and see how hot the "keep warm" setting gets. Right now, after 3 hours, it is 130F It could be that raw goat's milk burns at that temperature. I will try organic cow's milk next. Apparently, I had my temperature too low before--all the other times I made yogurt. Since we keep our home cool (around 62F) I needed something to keep the yogurt warmer. I will keep you informed, and share my successful recipe when I discover it.

Not much more happening, all things are going well, God is still God, He still loves us and provides for us--all of our needs.

So, if someone tells you there is doom on the horizon, remember only God can see the hearts of men, and what they plan to do. And, only God can enable them to carry the plans through, and only God can and will frustrate the plans of the enemy.
Then, girls, be of good cheer, be of good courage.

I'll leave you with this:

"But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:19

In His hands, ^__^

Friday, February 20, 2009


how to download a YouTube, let's see...

HEY!!!! it works!!!!!

Now...watch out!
I'll leave you with this:

" I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me." Psa 101:3

In His hands, ^__^

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A Lovely Award for my Peasant House

Jules, has awarded my Peasant House this very lovely award. I am surprised and honored.

thank you Jules.

I'll leave you with this:

"Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things." Phi 4:8

In His hands, ^__^

Monday, February 2, 2009

Hello girlies!

Long time, no see.

Had some sort of 'pestilence' which is almost gone today. I HATE those bioevils! My God and my Rock, my Deliverer has healed me of it.

So here I am catching up on my social doings.

Had some company from far away, how lovely these people are, and a huge blessing.
Did not go to church on two separate Sundays, oh, well.

I have done the absolute minimum in housekeeping chores, it will all be there--waiting for me--in a day or so, as I catch up with all those chores. (The staff went on a cruise to warmer climates--I pay them and indulge them too much--dream on!)

Hi Jules, your words are very kind, I appreciate your friendship. (have not been to the board for weeks)

I did some knitting A Mobious muffler. Got the recipe from Cat Bordhis site. It is a puzzling thing to knit. Then, of course I had to doctor-it-up. As it is, when you knit this muffler, you will have a mobious ring which is half knit and half purl--although it is all KNIT. I did not like that so much--bo-ring, so I decided to do some purling, but I hate purling on a circular needle (who knows why) so I tried knitting backwards--after turning the work around 360 degrees. The knitting backwards--which is like a dyslexic German knitting--went a little slower, but it worked beautifully. It looks like corrugated knitting.

One of my girls refused it politely (she has tons of scarves) so I think the second one will go to my other girl (or girls) DH suggested I make each one, her own muffler. Tell me what colour, and you'll have it by next winter. (shhhh, don't say anything about quilts---what quilts? who said quilt? I don't have any quilts!!..you heard it explode on impact, and I was never here!)

Short update, but cute. (mm, hm!)

Got a new book! Last week, when I was feeling poorly, my DH surprised me with a new book.
I must tell you that I have not read Fiction in over 20 years...Let's see if I can make it short: A couple of weeks ago I was visiting with a friend about certain political issues and the name of this book came up. From what I know about the book, it is controversial (?) and there seem to be two camps of opinions regarding it. One camp says the book is a novel--as it has been claimed by the author since its publishing, and the other camp says it is 'real life' masquerading as a novel, to protect the author and all the personages therein. Since neither of us had read it, we decided we should read it and make our own decision. When I checked our library, it showed 'not on the bookshelf/on order' in all of the branches. There is a waiting list, the longest one being the audio book on CD.
This made me more curious, since this book was published in 1950something. What has brought it up into the light again? Are there other people discussing this book? Wazzup?
So, DH went and surprised me with a brand new book from Borders. He is the sweetest, most thoughtful man!
Ok, so I have read the first chapter, so far...5th grade 'descriptive descriptions' if you know what I mean...we'll see how it develops.

I'll leave you with this:

"Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's." Psa 103:2-5

In His hands, ^__^