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Monday, December 16, 2013

Ah yes the Holidays....It has been crazy for me since summer.  In the fall when I wasn't working on the Shared Seasons farm I was canning and freezing our bounty from the farm.  I worked until Nov 8th and that following Monday I started working virtually fulltime at Hounsell's greenhouse designing wreaths.  Although it was awesome fun I am soooo glad to be back home to do what I do better, taking proper care of my family.
I am so blessed to have this opportunity to do so as my husband make enough for me to do so.  This has not always been the case in my 41 years of life as I started working when I was 16.  I worked off and on through high school leading me to working at a paint roller factory for 5 years.  When I decided I didn't want to work that hard the rest of my life I started going to school fulltime at Marian College and working fulltime at Mercury Security .  I proceeded to do so even after having my first child and a home with my beloved.  Yes my husband works hard to provide so I can stay home.  He wants it that way and so do I.  I am writing this because so many people don't get it.  I feel like I have to protect and explain our life style to people.  I bake bread  and make homemade stuff because it is good for my family and way more inexpensive to do so than buy processed.  I do work it just so happens to be at home.  So put that in your pipe and smoke it and please stop judging me....

Thursday, August 29, 2013

My heart is set on things within!

So today I was reading a sale magazine for a local christian book store and one of the saying on a some merchandise struct me.  "Set your hearts on things above."  WRONG!!!  I am a Christian and my perspective on the divinity is he isn't floating above, the holy spirit is right here within the hearts of everyone always.  I don't like the prospective of the even he, our God is male or female, but yet is father and mother to us.  Mother earth, father time, holy spirit love divine.  I think people get a big misconception as God is sitting on his big fatherly throne in heaven waiting for us to come join him.  I think we are all in trouble if this is the case.  If we all new God was in our hearts always we may rethink what we do in life.  What we do to ourselves, our body is the temple OF God.  Others, we would realize there is God in all of us we may just not hate.  My blog is here for me to speak out loud of my natural living, my natural life and my natural love for the Lord in me.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Yesterday we planted, and planted and planted.  There is no other word for what I felt, tired.  But after a shower, supper and a cup of iced coffee, oh and a couple of ibuprophin, I was better.  After all I am over 40!  I love farming.  There is something really fullfilling to plant then see what you have done to the earth;  to create food for your family.  Nourishment, sustanance, life.  Amen!
The CSA I work on is called Shared Seasons Community Farm located at W1872 Co Rd HHH, Malone Wi.  The owners are Paul and Sara Huber #920-251-0200 or 920-251-5908.  Call if you are interested in buying a share or what I do, working for your shares.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

My first day at the farm

Ah strawberries,  good juicy sweet, summer in your mouth.  Not your average store bought but a fresh one from a local farm.  There is nothing like it.  This is one of the many things that will be in my share from the CSA farm I am working at this summer. I started to do my work share yesterday.  Hard work, good work, achey work, God's work.  I loved every minute of it. Working the land, to feed my family.  That is all I needed to keep me going.  Yesterday I planted seedlings of broccoli, brussel sprout, and cabbage.  Then I weeded for two hours!  But it just flew by because I was weeding, not spraying toxic chemicals but weeding the parsnips.  We had to make sure they didn't get choked off by the weeds so we could have a beautiful long white carrot like root vegetable that I love.  That is why it wasn't so hard for me to do.  Working for a share of food is a labor of love, love for your family, for the land, for myself.  Yes I am sore today but a good sore.  Beats any workout!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Namaste Summer

Ah summer.  We are, as usual going to be busy.  We have many trips and vacations planned.  We love to give our children experiences, life long memories they will cherish.  The kids and I start out going to Camp at Pilgrim Center in lovely Green lake.  I love it there, and so does my oldest as he has been going to camp since he was in 2nd grade.  I am going to Mom and me camp with the littles.  My two youngest.  It will be something very wonderful for us.  My wonderful husband Christian(holding up to his namesake) will be on the mission trip with the teens from our church.  Even though I will deeply miss him I know its good for the soul to do unto others.
The God within me salutes the God within you- Namaste.  I say it all the time.  Namaste puts love into a greeting.  It reminds us of our own divinity.  We are all one with God.  Everything about us is.  When I doubt heavenly existance I have to remember that.  God has always been here.  We don't go to see divinity in heaven because we never have been without Divinity.  Remembering we all have divinity helps us to overcome and be one with all humanity, with God.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Small Hands....

There is something that has been troubling me since Saturday, the mindset of...."if it isn't in my backyard I don't have to think about it right!!  Wrong!  Here is another scenario-Put your own 5, 9, 12 year old child making that dress, digging in that trench to find that beautiful gem your are wearing, or making your cleaning supplies that can't be manufactured in our country because of the toxicity.  Ok there you go, now it is in your backyard.  You son comes home, from work can't keep his eyes open.  He doesn't have time for homework or better yet he has never learned to read because he has been cutting patterns all day.  He will never go to school learn to read or have a successful job because he has been working like this since he was 5.  I know this is a harsh reality but this is what many children in third world countries have to deal with everyday.  Ponder that and pray that you make the right decision the next time you are know where!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Its a cool morning in Wisconsin, 40 degrees, but not at all unusual for May.  We rode our bikes to school, my little girl with her Trek tag along.  I am confident that she is safe on it.  We love our bikes in this house as you know!
I am excited that my husband and I have our first real gig together for Art in the Park, Sunday June 2nd at Lakeside Park in Fond du Lac.  We will be doing some material we have done for fun, in church and some stuff that our Friend Kim Koshnick has written.  He is a seasoned musician and who is also performing with us.  Kim as mentored my husband musically for the past 3 years, Who better to help us.  I have performed musically all my life, from Sunday School as a youth all the way through college where I received my BA in Music from Marian University.   It is only one our passions.   
This is some other things Christian and I have passion for, God, family, health, sustainability and of course music. I took a survey online recently to find what we value most.    We are so blessed and lucky for what we have.  I never take anything for granted.  When I was 19 years old I lost my father to a heart attack.  He was 56 years old.  That is young!   I want my family to have a fun, happy, healthy life.  I get a bit worked up when I see the stresses of life put a toil on my husband.  It worries me.  I sometimes don't give my worries to the Lord as I should.  I so wish sometimes I had the Amish mindset of,  as it should be.  We as humans can only do so much in life to make us happy and healthy, God does the rest.  I am sometimes ashamed for my doubt of what God can do, but know the Divine is there for me no matter what happens in life makes it so much more bearable.  God has a plan always.