"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The creation of the

Catio (trademark pending).

The hawks where I live love cats~as in to eat.   After a loss of a precious kitty a few years ago, I worked hard on making the cats indoor cats.  This works well as they keep the rodents away and even the bugs~as long as I am okay with picking up the moth body parts!

Well I makes me a wee bit sad that they cannot wander out and about, so I mentioned to Bill I wanted to make something for the kitties to have some outdoor time all the while safe from the hawks.

Last Sunday Bill and Fourth created the Catio!  Thanks to Second the name was given and the kitties now have a great outdoor space.   It is completely contained and the kitty door will fit right in the window(which is the final step). 

I am so glad that we did this!  Yesterday I heard a commotion and went and looked out the Catio window and saw the biggest hawk I have ever seen sitting on the wire roof.  Cat must be mighty tasty for a hawk to not only be this close to the house but remain as I stood at the window.   I actually had to go outside and shake my arms before it would fly away.   Oh poor tasty kitties.
 We have a few more things to do, as I said above we need to place the kitty door as well as adding more rocks around the base.

 The stump outside the Catio was one of the original thoughts for the ledges but Bill remembered he had the larger tree stump that we picked up from a neighbor.  Instead of firewood it became the base.

Kitty on the left Teegar, and kitty on the right Kitty (or Little One).  
 
For the record, there are many wild or feral cats in the canyon.  I kind of think that this is where the hawks gained their taste for kitties.  We have had many cats that adopted the farm as their home-base, so many in fact, we had to have the Cat Roundup of 2010!
 
And for unique stories for your day, you are welcome~I mean how many people do you know that have a Catio?  

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Grand #1 Hat, Hammock and Papa!

There is something about Bill's hats that the grands love.  Remember Grand #2 and Bill's hat?
The other evening at church Grand #1 took Papa's hat and wandered about.  He is so cute.  Bill told me that when he turns three, that Bill is buying him his own pair of cowboy boots and hat~and also for Grand #2.
Highlight of the porch rebuild is Bill having a place for his hammock.  Second and his family came over the other night and although we are doing the final touches on the porch and such, the hammock is up.  Grand #1 had a sweet time with Bill in the hammock.  He was so sleepy and could have drifted off if it wasn't nearing the time Second had to leave.  I really love this concentrated look each is giving the other!

Three Things

This is a post about three things I did yesterday.  I am smiling as I type that because I did a good deal more than three things, so let me say these three things are things I did before 8 am!

Chips cans. 
 I am working on an idea, and I needed a base coat on the cans
to complete the idea.  We had silver spray paint so the base coat
is silver!  It was a bit cooler yesterday morning~so this was a 
chilly project!

Bible study.
I used to study the Bible without anything but the Bible.
Now, I use notepads, index cards, colored pencils, the dictionary,
Strong's Concordance and time!
 

Scrap wood.
With the porch rebuild we have lots of scraps.  This was the perfect 
size and I doodled a saying that I do really like.  Bill and I are 
looking forward to making several sets of wooden blocks with 
some of the rest of the scraps and I know
of two adorable snuggle bunny grands that are on the list of why 
we are going to make them.

That is my three. 
What did you do yesterday?

Monday, May 2, 2016

Chickidoodles

are really nice to have on a small farm.  They love bugs and getting in to everything.  I often think that they are a good deal like having a two year old around.  If I am wandering around the chickies follow me.  If I am sitting on the porch, the chickies want to come up on the porch.
Henny Penny Tracks
If we fill the waters or water anything, they are inspecting and looking for bugs as they waddle in the water.  I give them slops (table scraps) pretty much every day as we have onion skins, banana peels, and such that they delight in.
I also love the chickie baths.  Often I see the quail dusting with the chickies and I smile, as it has taken several years to get the number of quail to the farm.  Bill and I have enjoyed watching the quail families that live here and when we feed the chickens, the quail line up to the scratch patch as well.  

Although we do not have the large number of chickens that we had in years past, I think that as long as Bill and I are able, we will have the chickidoodles to live on the farm with us.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Thursday, April 28, 2016

What does the Bible Say-Updates at bottom of post

This post is going to be added to the sidebar of the blog. I am going to compile the studies I have on the feasts of the LORD that are outlined in Leviticus 23. Much of my walk as a believer I dismissed the feasts as the Jews feasts and therefore not something I needed to know too much about.

Then I began to study the Bible in earnest.  Below are some of the posts I have put together so far on my findings.  I am NOT anything more than someone that believes that the whole Bible should be studied and used.  Man changed the word of Our Creator and established mans version of holidays.  I am simply sharing what the Bible reveals in a manner that helped me to unlearn what I had been taught, and relearn the Bible.

I have many charts, scripture cards and such and will be adding them. Below are a list and links to the posts I have written.

Something to Think About -The date Easter is was established by Man not God.    Leviticus 23 and a brief explanation of the feasts.

Serious Comparison Between Easter and the First Three Feasts in Leviticus 23.  This gives simple explanation of each feast with scriptural information, and also explains with scripture how the Messiah fulfilled these feasts to the literal day that they were held.  This also has a chart about what happens when we receive the Messiah as our Savior and where what we are grafted in to.
Defining Words- For ever and Remember defined and has Leviticus 23 and the feasts with this. Here is a quote from that post   
We are to walk as Jesus walked.  None of this what would Jesus do nonsense, rather it should be what DID Jesus do...as His example is how we are to live. He kept the feasts of the LORD, yet pretty much only the Jews keep the feasts today. I recognize that some are beginning to awaken to this realization that if one is a follower of Jesus, one need to walk as he did.   
Blowing of Trumpets-Here is a quote from this post
In the New Testament we read that the holy days as well as the Sabbath are important because they are a shadow of things to come.
 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the Sabbath days:
Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ. Colossians 2:16-17

As a Christian of things to come would most importantly be the Second Coming of Christ, and so I find learning about the holy days is a dress rehearsal of things to come.
Feast of Trumpets- a simple post sharing the farm family participating in this feast. Here is a quote from this post.
We live with the knowledge of Hope and Faith in Him.  We celebrate in the feasts not by bonds but by looking for what is coming~and if you have read the Bible~you know it is Christ that is coming once again.  
About the Past Several Days-Part 4- This was the introduction that I gave at the four part presentation on the feasts of the Bible.  It was several questions that I asked those in attendance. Here is a quote from this post.
I appreciate that many people look at my post and dismiss me, and suggest I am a fanatic, or converting to Judaism.  I am not converting to Judaism, and I am only doing what my God tells me to do in  

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15

 Have You Ever Played Cricket? This is a post that shares how the Christian holidays are similar to God's Holydays and use similar wording just enough to confuse.  It is a post where I began to realize that I was learning so much that it was time to begin posting here about my studies.  Here is a quote from this post.

 It is the LORD's Passover.    Oh and it should be kept for ever as a memorial.
And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to the LORD throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever.  Exodus 12: 14 
For ever.  And it is not only for the Jews but for all those that are of the house of Israel... 
Matthew 15:24  But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
Who is Israel?
All those that call upon the name of the Lord then are grafted in.  
Romans 11  God established holy days to be kept for ever.   When they are celebrated year after year they are prophetic as Colossians tells us.
 The Pursuit of Knowledge all Began-Here is a quote from this post. ADDED 5/3/16
What was nailed to the cross? The judgments against us~ not the law.  Only what we have done in breaking it...just the same as if we get a speeding ticket and someone walks in to the court and pays for the ticket...the speeds are no longer removed, just my infraction against complying with the speed.  
The Truth Vs. Man's Traditions-Below is a quote from this post.ADDED 5/3/16 
How can we say we walk like our Savior but ignore how he kept the Sabbath.  In fact, he kept the law perfectly as our example.   In 1 John 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments; and his commandments are not grievous.
I will be adding to this and keeping it up to date, as Shavuot (Pentecost), Trumpets, Atonement and Tabernacles need to be added in my detailed study of the feast.

Stay Tuned.