Saturday, May 9, 2015

New Life...0

There's new life on the farm...

There's new life on the farms this spring! Wow, it's all a challenge as we meld new families into our own.
Allison, Adam's new wife is learning that the
key word to being a farmer's wife is, "flexibility".
Here she is learning to pull and bunch radishes for a market
she didn't know she was going to until one hour before this!
Thank you Allison and Adam!

*New life in the home field with asparagus pushing through the soil and reaching for the sun.

The "Taste of Spring" Omelet

1 T. Butter
1 T. Olive Oil
8 Stalks Asparagus, cut into 1/2" pieces
1/4 onion, chopped
Small hand-full of Spinach, roughly chopped
6 eggs, beaten
1/4 C. Milk
Salt & Pepper to taste
1/2 C. Shredded Cheese of choice

In a well-oiled skillet, heat butter and oil over medium heat. Add onion, asparagus, and spinach; cook for 5 minutes, or until tender. In a bowl, combine eggs, milk and seasoning. Beat egg mixture with a fork just until bubbles begin to appear; pour over asparagus mixture. Cook until eggs set on top; lift edges with a spatula to allow uncooked eggs to run under cooked eggs. When eggs are set, top with cheese. Cut into wedges. Serves 2-4

*A rustic hilltop field with lil' clumps of new potato
leaves, evidence of new life hidden from our eyes.

*A mother sow nursing her energetic youngsters.

*An abundance of brown eggs from our 300 plus flock of brilliant black hens.

*Two newly married couples learning how to  juggle farm and family...and new love.

*An older couple about to celebrate 34 years of marriage that are more in love today, than ever before.

*And of course, most importantly the new life we have because of Jesus Christ's sacrifice on the cross for our sins!

If all I do is give you an interesting picture of our
New life in our
flower gardens.
 farming family, thought provoking pictures, and tempt you to try a new recipe I have failed.

 I am a farmer's wife...but foremost I am a sinner that has found THE "Water" that has cleansed my soul and has given me new life!  I am compelled to point others to the "Well of Living Water"!

Jesus said, " I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." John 14:6

"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God." Romans 3:23

"There is none that doeth good, no, not one." Romans 3:12
11 of our 13 children were together
to celebrate Caleb & Shelby's
union on April 11, 2015

The sin in my life was a big deal. It separated me from God! But He made a way to bring me to Himself...

"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." Romans 6:23

A holy God couldn't let my sin go unpunished! But God loved me and provided an escape by sending His only Son to die in my place.

"God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8

As a young girl I had tried to be a better person...but no amount of good works could save me from eternal punishment.

"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." Ephesians 2:8,9

As a hurting and confused young lady I cried out to God..

"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." Romans 10:13

In faith, call out to Him, and you too will have new life!

Abundant Blessings in Jesus Christ,
The Farmer's Wife

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Farm Happenings

We've been averaging 15 dozen
eggs a day...that's two of these
buckets gathered a day!
Some are double yolkers!
Radishes..not just for eating raw! Grill, add to stews, roast...or even
pickle them!
Asparagus & Kale

Caleb and his new wife Shelby.
Shelby is the gal responsible for all Caleb's
great Face Book posts! She's earning the new title of Farmer's Wife!

The King of spring greens!
See our FB page for a family heirloom
recipe for Spinach Salad!
Green Eggs and Ham...fried style
serves 2
2-4 eggs
Ham/Bacon, chopped
1/2 small onion
Greens, a handful roughly cut (Kale, Spinach, or Swiss Chard)
Salt & Pepper to taste

In a frying pan, melt lard or coconut oil to coat pan. Add bacon/ham, onion. Fry until color turns. Add greens and saute till limp. Remove from the pan, and set aside.

Add another teaspoon of oil. Let heat. Add cracked eggs. Sprinkle greens mixture over the top of the eggs.  Cover. Let set for 3-5 minutes. Check for doneness. If one person likes runny eggs, and the other hard; put amount needed for hard eggs in first and cover. Later after checking, add the needed eggs, and cover again. Cover and cook until the whites have are no longer clear, and yolks are done to desired consistency.