Becky's Farm Life

The simple life, living off God's land, one day at a time.

Much better day–need ideas, tips and hints

Well, our medicaid worker called with a lot of info, on ways to get medical help for Tommy.  She went out of her way to get the info. I thanked her very much. Now  I have to start making calls, but thankful I have a place to start.

We picked our first batch of green beans this morning. And I just got them canned. Now I’m canning milk. This evening when it cools off some, I have to hill up another row of potatoes. Our garden is doing wonderfully. The Lord has blessed it again this year.

Now that our income has dropped down to a 1/3 of what we are use too, I need help from you all.  Any tips, hints, ways to stretch thing farther,  any creativity. On the running of a home and farm.  I would like to use what I already have on hand or can buy cheap, to keep us going.  Making things from scratch, reusing things for something else, etc.

So what has worked at your house?

What saves you the most money?

How do you reuse what you have?

Any and all help would be great. I have to get more creative,  scratch that dollar until it can’t hollar any more. 
Thank you all for your prayers and all your help, and most of all  for the friendships I’ve found here.

God bless you all, Becky                   

 

June 25, 2008 Posted by | creativity, making do, saving money | , , | Leave a comment

Nice and quiet this morning-preparing

I got up early this morning. I have been surfing the web, trying to find out all I can that will help us. I am taking notes on everything. Why notes? Because I’m preparing for the worse and praying for the best. There might come a time when I no longer can get Internet or power to run it. So I’m going back to pen and paper.  I feel a great need to prepare for everything I can. From cooking over a fire, etc.  Am I over reacting, ???, I’m not sure. But I know I have a family to take care off. I have to find a answer for just about anything that can and might happen. The Lord has always taken care of us, but we must do our part too.

I found out yesterday, I put a clothes rack  in front of the fan, it cooled off some in here and the clothes were softer than hanging out side. Two birds with one fan. Well I have butter  to make this morning along with milking up and getting everything and everyone feed.

Thanks for stopping by.

Becky

 

 

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June 25, 2008 Posted by | creativity, ideas, making do | , , | Leave a comment

Fifteen Things God Won’t Ask

Found this at  http://www.hillbillyhousewife.com/blog/?page_id=69  at bottom of page.  I really liked it, thought you all might like too.

God won’t ask what kind of car you drove, but will ask how many people you drove who didn’t have transportation.

God won’t ask the square footage of your house, but will ask how many people you welcomed into your home.

God won’t ask about the fancy clothes you had in your closet, but will ask how many of those clothes helped the needy.

God won’t ask about your social status, but will ask what kind of class you displayed.

God won’t ask how many material possessions you had, but will ask if they dictated your life.

God won’t ask what your highest salary was, but will ask if you compromised your character to obtain that salary.

God won’t ask how much overtime you worked, but will ask if you worked overtime for your family and loved ones.

God won’t ask how many promotions you received, but will ask how you promoted others.

God won’t ask what your job title was, but will ask if you reformed your job to the best of your ability.

God won’t ask what you did to help yourself, but will ask what you did to help others.

God won’t ask how many friends you had, but will ask how many people to whom you were a true friend.

God won’t ask what you did to protect your rights, but will ask what you did to protect the rights of others.

God won’t ask in what neighborhood you lived, but will ask how you treated your neighbors.

God won’t ask about the color of your skin, but will ask about the content of your character.

God won’t ask how many times your deeds matched your words, but will ask how many times they didn’t.

                              

June 25, 2008 Posted by | blessings, Uncategorized | | Leave a comment