Sunday, February 11, 2018

Breed Highlight - Amber Link

This egg is from our faithful egg layer, Misty Dawn.  She is an Amber Link. She has been a wonderful member of our flock since the beginning. She is one of our first chickens from the beginning of our poultry raising journey.  She is one of my son's pets so she will stay with us until she passes.  She is currently 4 years old and still lays pretty well.  She has taken a few breaks but can still lay up to 3 or 4 eggs per week when she wants to.  In her younger days she was definitely one of the egg a day layers, even through the winter.  We easily got 5 to 6 eggs per week from her.

Her disposition has been pleasant as well.  She is a senior member in our flock but is generally non-confrontational and pretty much keeps to herself. If you are ever considering adding a dependable layer to your flock I would highly recommend the Amber Link.  We have really enjoyed her.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Let it Snow!

Or NOT!!  Oh my, so ready for this winter to be over.  It really has been a short one in comparison, but oh has it been so miserably cold lately.  We keep getting hot and cold weather and I'm ready for it to be over.  I have found that the older I get, the less I like the cold weather.  I am to the point where I could just do without it and move somewhere warmer, LOL.

It is so joyful to see my aussie enjoying the snow.  I am also so grateful that I found her the Jolly Ball. I think I found out about it on one of the aussie boards I am on and boy has it been the best thing ever!!  If you own a herding dog or have an over rambunctious canine that needs a distraction I HIGHLY recommend this ball!!  Ours is the 10-inch version which is perfect for her solid 55 lb body.  It is a hard ball that she can herd all over the place and herd she does!!  She loves this thing and has gotten VERY good at herding it.  It is such a joy to watch her.

How is your weather?  Hope you and your pets are braving the cold well if it is cold where you are.  Looking forward to more sun and warmer weather!

Monday, January 29, 2018

Word for 2018 - JOY


Some time back I read something about asking God to show you the ONE WORD that you would focus on for the year.  I have done this for about the last 3 years and it has had a profound impact on me.  When you focus on just one word, it helps with clarity of the direction and things God wants to show you.

Our church just finished our 21-day fasting and prayer and even prior to this time God showed me that my word for this year was JOY!  What a good word and one I really need right now in my life.  I have come to a place where I seem to feel overwhelmed all the time and really feel that I have lost a lot of the joy in my life.  God is so awesome.

I'm excited to hear and learn what God has for me this year.  I know my husband and I both feel that this is really going to be a year of a lot of breakthroughs for us.  We have already experienced some wonderful blessings and look forward to what He has for us this year.

I challenge you to consider seeking God for what one word He would have you focus on for the year.  You might find and learn some truly fascinating things that will overwhelm you with blessings!

Here are some verses about joy :)

Psalms 5:11
But let all those who take refuge and put their trust in You rejoice; let them ever sing and shout for joy, because You make a covering over them and defend them; let those also who love Your name be joyful in You and be in high spirits.

Psalms 16:11
You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy, at Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore. [Acts 2:25-28,31.]

Psalms 30:5
For His anger is but for a moment, but His favor is for a lifetime or in His favor is life. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. [2 Cor 4:17.]

Psalms 51:8
Make me to hear joy and gladness and be satisfied; let the bones which You have broken rejoice.

Psalms 51:12
Restore to me the joy of Your salvation and uphold me with a willing spirit.

Psalms 71:23
My lips shall shout for joy when I sing praises to You, and my inner being, which You have redeemed.

Psalms 98:4
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth and sing for joy, yes, sing praises!

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