Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Some of the grandbabies have visited me every day this week. I tell them the birds are singing outdoors. We pause to listen. Little grandgirl (2) sees a bicycle by the back barn. She always runs to it. There is a bell on the handlebar and I show her how to use it. She is delighted.
My humble strawberry garden, by the back river, needs to be cleaned up. The plants are already very pretty and we expect strawberries in a few weeks. But it is full of leaves from last fall, which must be removed. I will take one of the children over there to help me with the work. Then, when it all looks nice, I can take little walks with any number of the grandchildren for "visits" to the garden.
I need to sweep the front porches. I love to sit out there on sunny days and enjoy the beautiful landscape around me. It is especially nice when children are running and laughing in the front yard.
Despite the warm days, we always have many chilly ones where we need to use our wood pellet stove. Northern Vermont weather is sometimes hot, but often cool in our rural mountain.
I don't know what our summer will be like this year as there are so many uncertainties with Mister's disability and our financial situation. But we will live as simply and happily as we can. We will continue with our Bible times and our prayers. This is the most joyful thing we do in our lives. Our trust and faith in our Heavenly Father is what will guide us peacefully though the years.
In the meantime we have been blessed with five (now grown) children and seven grandchildren who are the delight of our lives. They keep us busy and smiling. They don't mind our humble ways. We find great fun in wandering our old 1800's home and the 2 acre grounds of our Estate. There is plenty of "free" things to do here just being together. We are so grateful!
Never a Regret of Staying Home - A Humble Parlour as a School of Theology.
Happy to be - Blue Collar - Working Class Housewife.
Financial Truth! - Why the High Cost of Food?
Mrs. White's special book for Homemakers - "Mother's Book of Home Economics."
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