Becky's Farm Life

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

The Best Gift

This women is a lot like me in what she wants as gifts. Read about her Christmas gift this year.



December 13, 2008 - Posted by | gifts, milking cow, Uncategorized | ,


  1. Becky, Thank you for that article. I totally agree with her. I live in the country but I don’t have the facilities for farm animals but I can still be frugal and plan for the not so bright future that is ahead of us all. I can’t bare to watch t.v. anymore with everyone “worshiping” the people in Hollywierd and clamoring over what they are wearing. WHO CARES!! People are loosing their homes right and left. We as a society need to get our priorities straight.

    Comment by Jackie | December 13, 2008 | Reply

  2. I so loved this article. My husband and family know to buy me what I want/need. A couple years ago my husband got me a set of screw drivers, drill bits, and a ratchet. His coworkers thought He was in big trouble. My son bought me a mixer for my birthday. I get my mom canning lids for her birthday in March. She needs them for the maple syrup. Left overs go to summer/fall canning. I am getting a pizza pan from my mom this Christmas and some cooling racks. My current pan is bent and rusty. Likely unsafe for use. I could use a cookie sheet, so this is as frivolous as I get. Work gave us $25 chamber cards. I’m getting steak for New Years. I’m living on the edge! he he.

    Comment by Sheila Smith | December 13, 2008 | Reply

  3. Becky,
    I’m new to your blog as stated in my one other comment. I looked everywhere on your blogs to find out what state you live in to no avail. I would just like to know, curiosity I think. I had to give my zip code, birthdate, etc.etc. etc. before I could comment, so I was just wondering where you live???

    I enjoy all your homemaking tips. I too get netflix, so points for that one girl!

    I was also wndering…. and if you think this is too personal just tell me to buzz off or maybe you’ll answer when you get to know me better. But as my grandson (10yr.old) and I read your blog, tears were forming in his eyes. He asked me, “but Nannie couldn’t they get food stamps like momma does?” Our youngest daughter was married for 13 years and bore 4 beautiful children. She then found out her husband was gay. Needless to say we were all devastated. She had been a stay at home mom the entire 13 years and now needed to support her four children. They lived with us for awhile until she got on her feet. She makes a good living from ads on her blog site. Go figure. I didn’t know it was possible. Anyway, I said all that to ask this, Have you thought about applying for food stamps or any kind of government assistance? Like I said, probably none of my business, but my daughter couldn’t make it without her food stamps. I believe these government programs are there for a good reason. Not to be taken advantage of but for people in your situation.

    Please forgive me if I have been too personal. I will pray each and everyday for you and Tommy and your family. Keep up the good work on your blog as it is so encouraging for others.

    God Bless You,
    Miss Lila in Atlanta

    Comment by Lila Huggins | December 15, 2008 | Reply

  4. Miss. Lila,
    I live in North GA. I am glad you are enjoying my blog. Tommy disability check is too much to get medicaid in the state of GA. In GA your income can’t be above $425 a month to get adult medicaid. His check is $900+ a month. As far as food stamp we would only get $10-$20 a month due to his check. But the amount of paper work and running around is not worth it to us. The Hospice social worker has tried to see if I have missed any help we could get, I had done all she could think of and there was nothing (programs) I had missed. We get a few dollars over the cut off line for all programs. Hospice pick Tommy up as a charity case, and pay for all of Tommy’s meds (because of not being able to get any medical help). Which we are very thankful for, as we would not be able to buy his meds. And no I don’t think you are asking personal questions as I want people to know how we make it on a little bit and how to make money stretch, for I know there are other people out there just like us or are in worse shape. I want them to know there is hope, and show them how God takes care of His Children. And that even in hard times our faith and hope is in our FATHER above.
    Thank you for your comment on my blog and at the Caring Bridge Site for Tommy.
    May God bless you and have a great day,

    Comment by Becky | December 16, 2008 | Reply

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