Becky's Farm Life

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

Update: 7/20/09

   Well, I now have one week’s worth of school work under my belt. Boy, I forgot how much work you have to do. I am learning so much. I’m taking 3 classes and they keep me on my toes, along with Gabby. I got an e-mail from my school saying they would transfer 4-classes = 16 credits, and I needed 96 for my degree. Starting out with the 16 is great. Boy, I was doing the happy dance all over the place. The 4 classes were the hardest for me, two of which were Composition 1 &2. Writing is not my strongest area, term papers are not like writing here. The Lord answered prayers again, thank you Lord and thank you all for praying. But don’t worry, I still get to practice writing those term papers. I have three due this Saturday. I printed off a ream of paper, on how to write a term paper as it’s been 12 plus years. As soon as I get these three wrote , I’ll be fine and breath a little easier.

   This week at school has made me leave my comfort zone more than once. Most times I took a step with shaky knees, and others with a lot of prayer. That comfort zone of ours is a nice place, the only thing is,  you don’t grow much there. I believe it’s just a resting place.  And I really like it there. 🙂 But I want and need more in my life, so I have step out. The Lord must have big things planned for me as I have not been able to stay in that comfort zone of mine much this year. And that at times has been scary. Like most people I want to grow, but I don’t want to leave my comfort zone to do so. So I’m taking steps of faith, one day at a time.

   The girls have been a great help this passed week, fixing dinner and cleaning house, letting me study, etc. As I try and fit my schooling into the day, along with everything else. Thank you girls. 🙂

   My truck is on it’s last leg. I no longer take it to town, just a corner store that is less than a mile away. That way when it dies, I’ll be close to home and the auto repair shop. So I have been borrowing a car and shop for two weeks worth at a time. So please pray that I’ll sell the tractor, so I can buy a small car. My neighbors have been great. ( another step out of my comfort zone) You don’t see having a car as being in a comfort zone, well hopefully you will never find out it is. Sometimes being an independent person has it’s draw backs. (yet another lesson I’m learning). Boy, it’s great I enjoy learning new thing, or this year would of really, really been hard on me.

   Gabby is 3 weeks old today. She is such a joy to have in the house. Tasha is a great mommy ,too.  Gabby is getting her fill of love, while she gives us her smiles and funny faces.

   The youth group came out for two days, last week. Oh what a wonderful blessing they were.  My yard got mowed, weed eated, garden weeded, some things moved around. What a blessing the Lord sent. As the yard was getting high, and first week of school, He was watching out for us yet again, Thank you Lord.

There are blessings in everyday, you just have to find/look for them, they are not all big blessing. And at times the smallest blessing are really the biggest.

   Well it’s time to hit the books. I pray you all find at least one blessing today.




July 20, 2009 - Posted by | blessings, college, comfort zone, family, neighorhood, on-line classes, update | , , , , ,


  1. It is amazing to see how God is working in your life. He has great plans for you!

    Comment by Jackie | July 20, 2009 | Reply

  2. You are such an inspiration!!!! Best of luck with school and the family.
    Brightest blessings,

    Comment by Lisa | July 22, 2009 | Reply

  3. Hi Becky, I bought a pressure canner today. I have never canned anything in my life! I want to make soup. This may be a stupid question but do I need to use all fresh vegetables or can I use frozen veggies(ie corn,limas, green beans)and also canned tomatoes? Help….I’m dying to get started but just not sure how.
    Thank you, Jackie

    Comment by Jackie | July 24, 2009 | Reply

  4. Jackie,
    There are no stupid questions here. 🙂 Soup is the easiest to start with. Anything can go in soup, but just use your canning book for the time of the veg/meat that takes the longest, that’s now long to pressure cook the soup.
    Yes, anything- frozen, fresh, already canned before, store can vegs, etc…this goes for meat and vegs.
    For my veg. soup, I like to add cans of store bought VegAll mixed vegs to add to my soup. I can not grow all the vegs in the can and they are just the right size for soup. So I recan store canned food in my canning jars. Hope this helps.
    If you have anymore question, just ask. You are going to love your canner so much that by next year you will have a second one. 🙂

    Comment by Becky | July 25, 2009 | Reply

  5. Thanks Becky!! I can’t wait to get started. You are a real inspiration to us all!!

    Comment by Jackie | July 25, 2009 | Reply

  6. Becky,
    Havnt heard from you for a while. How is school going? And the sweet grandbaby?
    Miss you.
    Mrs. Olson

    Comment by Debbie Olson | August 4, 2009 | Reply

  7. I just found your site by searching for single mothers who are living similar lives to my own. I wanted to say that I have been a single mother for 5.5 years now, and just last June I graduated college. I became a single mother for different reasons . . . but it wasn’t by choice.

    Anyway, I just wanted to encourage you! It gets easier! I remember my first class and I was so scared I sat in the parking lot and cried!

    Anyway, my blog is listed above, we are not living on a farm again yet but my goal is to be back within the next year.

    Congrats on the grandbaby. I ave a link to a blog from when my daughter had her baby. It was quite an event!

    Comment by kat | August 9, 2009 | Reply

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