Monthly Archives: August 2012

A Bird’s Eye View

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If the rains come and the grass grows, we bale hay two or three times a year.  First we cut, then we rake…

Then we bale into round bales.   Truly, it’s our neighbor Mr. Surovik, who brings his tractor, his son, his equipment; and, his love for farming to cut, rake and bale.  He is such a decent and kind man.  He calls me sweetheart and we talk about gardening, canning, chickens, dogs, grass, taxes and politics.   He’s old school and that’s a wonderful thing.   He’s running the baler, dressed in green as “a tribute to the Irish,” he says…

These gentlemen witnessed it all atop their perch on the door, never moving an inch, enjoying the view,  and hiding from the hawks who circled the tractors as the varmints scattered in the field.  Just a glimpse, from a bird’s eye view, of what goes on around here in the hay department…

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Ye Olde Chicken Chaser

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It started out as a simple garden party, on a parched August day, with a few friends and lovely surroundings…

There was a whisper of mischief in the air and the ladies anticipated it with all their feathery delight.  Slowly they turn, ever alert to what’s lurking in the background…

Let the games begin…

Ye Olde Chicken Chaser…Bad to the bone – just see that it’s not chicken bone!

The Last Homeschool Conference? …And Intentional Prayer

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Unless I am called to do otherwise, this is probably my last year for the Texas Home School Coalition’s Convention and Family Conference.  In the beginning, I was completely overwhelmed with the daunting task of home educating my sons.  But God!, led me to the Lamberts who are the leaders and wonderful godly caretakers of Texas home schoolers.  They were on the front lines, doing battle in the court systems, way back in the 80’s when I was still in school.  It’s because of their perseverance, hard work and dedication that Texas is a home school friendly state.    As the battle to home school our children rages on, they have graciously served Texas home school families for years and I have felt safe and protected under the THSC wing.

This is a time where I load all my plans and ideas for the upcoming year in a tote with my Bible and a notebook to carefully seek God for what He has for my sons.  I am learning to spend more time in prayer and less time searching for the right curriculum or the latest and greatest math program that can overcome my own math deficiencies.   I am learning to specifically and intentionally pray for their needs.

When I get home, I would like to host a back to school prayer time for specific and intentional moms and grandmothers.  If you are interested in joining me at my home for prayer for our children and a lovely tea, please email or leave a reply below.