A Winter's Walk Around the Farm

Monday, January 10, 2011

What a peaceful Monday I've enjoyed today. It started off great with a call from my boss saying, "stay put, don't come to work, you HAVE to stay home." What a delight! After a late breakfast, my husband asked me if I would enjoy a long walk, so we bundled up and I grabbed my camera...and off we went! Come for a walk around the farm with us...
Unlatching the gate, here we go...
 We started back at the 12 acre woods...
 The trees were covered with ice from the freezing rain.
 The pine trees were bent over, heavy from the ice.
 Our donkeys, Ellie and Little Bit...
The sheep...
 Out of the woods, headed to the pastures.
 One look back at the beautiful woods.
 Headed up to the front of the farm, near the "road." :)
 Our farm home in the country...I love this place!
 An icy lantern at the front gate.
 Willow Oak Lane
 We walked around the pond...
 Past the cows near the woods...
 Saw more sheep...
 My icy bird feeder that was covered with
birds before I took the picture...
 Our frozen patio...
 My vegetable garden...the collards survived!
 Home again...
These boots were made for walking...
If you were blessed enough to be snowed in (or "iced in" like we were), I hope you've enjoyed your day off.  Days like these are so welcome in our  fast-paced busy lives...

I've just heard from my boss again! Guess what?  I HAVE TO STAY HOME AGAIN TOMORROW!!! Yee-hah!


K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Sister!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Good Evening Friends...
Today is almost over.  It's been a good day with family and friends. Yes, being the Georgia girl that I am, I've had my collard greens and black-eyed peas twice today...both at lunch and then again at supper! And guess what? I grew the collard greens myself in my backyard garden.  What a simple pleasure!
Since this is the first day of a new year and the first day of a new decade as well (with a marvelous number pattern...1-1-11), I wanted to post a quick note.  I am getting older, thank you Jesus. I am loving this season of my life.  I've learned to pick my battles - to know the difference between the energy expended on events that amount to no more than an ant bite or serious enough to be considered a snake bite!  Wisdom comes with age and experience and it is oh so sweet. Tough, but sweet.

I'm not one to set unrealistic goals or make "new year's resolutions."  I've been there before and failed miserably and dealt with the self-imposed guilt that most always follows.  However, I do dearly love a fresh start and thank God for His mercies new every morning and His sweet amazing grace; so I am going to attempt to "KISS" this year which stands for Keep It Simple SisterWith the Good Lord's help and in keeping His will for my life, I am going to filter requests for my time through my family's needs and the women's ministry I so dearly love.  Did you know that "no" is a complete sentence? I am going to slow down a bit and take better care of myself...so that I may take better care of my family.  This will mean regular exercise and smarter food choices.  I want to enjoy every single minute of my grandchildren and be able to keep up with them! (Zeke is not happy that he had to share his Gran Jan with the babies...)
Thank you for your love and support and for stopping by to visit my blog. One more very important thing...I'm going to do something wonderful for my soul this year, and that is to participate in Beth Moore's Scripture Memory Team again.  What a JOY and DELIGHT!  If you haven't heard about this, visit her web site here for instructions.  It is not too late to get involved and you will be blessed beyond measure for hiding God's Word in your heart.

Remember, KISS 2011 by "Keeping It Simple Sister."

*Gran Jan*

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