Pear tree lane farmhouse

"A little of this, a lot of that"

Written by Sue, Wednesday, January 31, 2018             Sunny, cold, brrr! it's winter folks!

Do you like to give gifts, or receive gifts? I like to do both. Today I thought I would show a few gifts I received for Christmas.

This past weekend my sister and her Dh came for a visit, we always exchange our gifts after Christmas, it gives us something to look forward too in the cold month of January! It has become a tradition.
Years ago, I wanted a fine china Christmas set, when Sister found out she and her husband began giving us a five piece place setting at Christmas.

I love birds, so I chose this pattern by Lenox. I started out with plans for an eight place setting, but Mary wanted me to have service for 12, this setting is now my 11th! Thank you Steve and Mary!

One of the most useful and appreciated gifts was from Mr P. This watch motivates me to get up and get moving, I have set my goal of 10,000 steps each day, some days I make it and some days I don't. ~wink~Today I began at 9:49 a.m.



It's 4 p.m. this is how many steps I have taken today, do you think I will make it to 10,000?~wink~

Gift giving has been going on since the beginning of time, but the most precious gift ever given to mankind, was the gift of salvation through Jesus Christ! To which I am so thankful, it is eternal!

Luke:2:11 "For there is born to you this day in the city of David, a Savior, who is Christ the lord.
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Not a lot going on around the farmhouse, the ewes are finishing up with lambing, they, and the donkeys decided today would be good day for sunning, I agreed.


Which gave me the idea too go and sit by the pond for some sunning of my own, there is something about water that is so soothing to the mind and soul, this is a place I come to be renewed, many important decisions have been made around this old pond.


 Tom is beginning to strut around the barnyard, the girls think he is silly, but handsome.

The hens are laying regularly, there is nothing better than fresh eggs from your own hens.

I see the bluebirds checking out the new birdhouse DH received for Christmas, all of these happenings assure me that spring is not far away! I hope you are having a great week!


Blessings,
Sue






Sunday thoughts~God's light

Written by Sue, Sunday, January 21, 2018,      Glory be, it's sunny and warm, temps. 60's


 Isaiah 60:1~Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the Lord has come upon you. 
God's light is eternal, it never gets dim, never goes out, as I was watching the light shine on Jack this morning, I was reminded of this eternal light, and of how it shines on us. As believers, we should  reflect this light on a dark and dismal world. My prayer today is that I will shine more brilliantly than ever, that Gods love will shine through my thoughts, actions and deeds.
Blessings, 
Sue

P.S. As promised in my last post, my word for this year is Joy!
 Jesus first
Others second
You(me) last

~I'm still around in blogland, I hope you are too!

Written by Sue, January 14, 2018....     Brrr. cold, partly sunny, temps. low 30
Wow! What a slow start I am having in this new year, the month is half over and I haven't posted once about the farmhouse, not even a howdy-do! This was certainly not the way I had planned it, though I have posted a few times on Instagram.

We have been having prolonged and unusual cold temps. in our area, so much so that a lot of our pipes at the barn froze, and  burst! A lot of our days were spent unthawing troughs, hauling water to the animals, and keeping feed to them.
In extreme cold it takes extra feed to keep them going.
 Every farm needs a few of donkeys, how about seven and still counting.

We were happy to get the pipes fixed and water flowing this weekend. Try hauling water to over 150 animals twice a day for about ten days. Your arms do get a work out. Ha ha

Once we got through this ordeal, I started working on my goals for 2018, with first things first; the decorations needed to come down!

I am happy to report that all of the Christmas decorations are taken down, packed and put away in the garage. Yes! Dh and I did this all by ourselves, we were so proud and tired too!

I have been cleaning, trying  to put the house back in order. I like to start with the kitchen,


The appliances and countertops have been cleaned and polished, windows washed, with the cabinets to be cleaned and organized. I especially love a clean kitchen.


but for some reason I just want to sit by the fire and stay warm. ~smile~


Did I mention eating comfort food too, I guess it takes more food for us in winter also!



Do you have a word or phrase for the new year, I will share mine in my next post.

Wishing you continued joy and  happiness in this new year,
Sue
The farmer and his friends
Thank you so much for coming by, please come and visit anytime.

~Welcome home~

This blog is dedicated to my dear family who live many miles away, and to you dear ladies , who have a heart for keeping the home fires burning. You, who love and cherish your family, and have a desire to create a home that says "Welcome, you are loved and cared for."

My desire is that when you leave that you will be encouraged and know that you too are loved.

Sue~

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