"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
Showing posts with label rain. Show all posts
Showing posts with label rain. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Rain Again

Rain is a rare treat in my neck of the woods. We have a monsoon season near the end of June, but for the most part our days are sunny.

This is a photo of a previous storm, but remains one of my favorites. So as it continues to rain I thought I'd share how the Light is in everything.
Jennifer

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Rain, Simple Life and ...

Recently I shared that we rarely have rain, and low and behold we had a flooding rain today. The boys and I spent the afternoon treading to the pens to rescue many of our young flock and the goats. My heart was heavy as I thought of those in the Midwest, because my concern was only for the animals as my home and vehicles were fine.

Here is an opportunity for my readers to see just how we have created the houses with salvaged materials for our little farm. The gates and actual houses are made from campaign signs from several friends who have been in office. In the United States we have come to a point where everything that we have is a status for what we have become and who we are. It was hard at first not to rush down to the hardware store and buy all new materials for our projects.

On our path of simplicity we decided NO MORE.

Now I will confess in my home I am not using such humble items. I am just recovering, remaking, refurnishing, or painting what already is there. So my post that began on rain has turned to a window into my life just a bit more.


Ducks are in heaven!!!


Looking to the Dominique pen, the duck pen and what we call the nursery(the teen hens). Yes we have made shade shelters...if you click on the photo you can see more clearly...it is over 100* daily!!(notice the kiddie pool it is 8" high)


Looking down the lane.


As we opened the pens to lock in the hens to their houses the ducks kept following us and played everywhere! Even the goose was totally enjoying himself.

By the way I again have 10 chicks 4 weeks old and the new turkey in my bathroom...their pen flooded as we were gathering them, tossing them into an ice chest and hauling them inside!

I must say we will be changing a few things in the barnyard as soon as it clears up and dries out!!

Oh and total cost for pens and houses...12 2x 4's, nails, and pool for the ducks. All else is salvaged. I used the paint from the house projects.(it is my third color for the inside)

I confess that I have not prayed at all for those in the Midwest...I am fixing that now. Please add those in the flood zone to your prayer list, as their homes have not dried out and many have been in shelters for weeks.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Awakened By A Lovely Aroma

Have you ever been awakened by a wonderful aroma? Perhaps you smelled coffee being brewed, or a heavenly breakfast being prepared. Well at just 3:25 a.m. I am sitting in my family room enjoying the smell of RAIN!

Oh I forgot it could smell so great! Many times we forget how something so normal for so many may be such a joy for another. This year has been so impacting to those in the Midwest US, with the flooding, that I hesitated even posting about the early morn rain.

Well I will sit here in the dark and enjoy the sensational breezy rain smell just a while longer, and then head back to my slumber!