Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Life is Good

The mornings Country Boy isn't heading off to work we have our usual routine.  Either he comes home from work or we wake up and go sit on our back porch to have our morning coffee.  That is, of course, once all the cats are fed, otherwise, there would be no peace and quiet!  We sit and talk about what went on during his shift, we talk about our dreams, we make plans and sometimes we sit quietly and listen to the birds and the wildlife around us.  The other morning it was extremely foggy.  Country Boy took this shot when the sun finally broke through the fog (I was in the house getting us some more coffee and nature doesn't wait for you to refill your mug!)  I'm so glad he grabbed my camera and got this shot!

Such a lovely view to start the day!


There was some excitement both in the garden and kitchen today.  While I was kneading the bread dough, Country Boy came in with our first crop of green onions! 

We really enjoy seeing (and eating!) the fruits of our labor.  I'm not sure if everything tastes better because of the effort put in to grow it or if it's because they're picked when they are ripe.  Either way, we reap the benefit!

I also had great success in bread making today.  I tried yesterday to make the same bread but my yeast was old and the bread was flat as a pancake and hard as a rock.  The coons and squirrels enjoyed it though!

This is after an hour long rise time.  Looks pretty good so far!

And for the finale...
It was delicious!  Country Boy had a couple of pieces with our homemade peach jelly on it for lunch and I had a slice with butter.  Yummy!

I will post the recipe on my Recipes page.  So check it out if you are interested!


Speaking of Recipe page, for those of you who have been following for awhile, did you notice the format change of my blog?  What do you think?  The cats have their own page now and the new chicks will probably have their own page as well!  Eventually, I will add a few more tabs.


Even though the title of this post is 'Life is Good', please don't get me wrong and think that our lives are perfect with no stress or troubles.  I know it can sound like that from reading what is posted on my blog, but I tend to post things that are positive and make me happy because I am hoping to help someone else look for the blessings in their life as well.  Everyone has positives and negatives in their life.  Choose to focus on the positives and the negatives will seem, well, less negative!

We are currently praying about Country Boys' job situation.  Some changes are going to be made six months from now and we're praying for wisdom, guidance and direction.  Our RV is also currently in the shop undergoing some major engine work.  We don't even want to know what the total expense will be on that.  But you know what?  We're believing Phillippians 4:6-7

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.  NIV

So, yea, our Life is Good!  We are very blessed and will continue to focus on our blessings and pray for wisdom and guidance in all the other areas of concern.

I hope you can name and be thankful for the blessings in your life!

Till next time,


TexWisGirl said...

First of all - congrats on getting your pages set up! They look great!

Second - that shot your hubby took is glorious! Beautiful!

Laughed at the first attempt at bread baking but at least it didn't go to waste. The 2nd one looks delish...

I, too, try to keep my blog a happy, peaceful, pretty or amusing place to visit. There's enough strife in the world. I just want to share beauty and peace. The rest is just chaff in the wheat...

Pat said...

Hi Neighbor,

Country Boy did a great job with your camera.(:

Bread looks great YUM!

It want be long before the Hawk hatches those babies. She is so patiencely sitting on those eggs. Sure hope you can get some really good pictures of them.

I am loving reading your blog. Keep up the positive posting.

Dottie said...

Hey Dear, your Blog page sure is becoming professional looking! I'm getting to know another side of you. Of course, I knew you were so talented but not such a philosopher!!!

Debbie Linkous said...

Nice job on the new tabs! And kudos to Country Boy for a great shot! :)

Paul said...

Wow! Country Boy can certainly manage a camera. That is one great shot! Have adapted it as the desktop background on my laptop. Love it.

Glad you managed some success with the bread business. Jenny's mom bought me a breadmaker for my birthday a few years ago, but it seemed to be my Achille's heel in the kitchen.

I agree with your mom...your website is looking terrific! Keep it up.
Love ya....Uncle Paul (a totally unbiased source).....LOL

Unknown said...

Hey sis, glad your bread turned out the second time. I used to bake all the time when we were on Peck Rd. Fresh ingrediants are very important when baking. Great shot country boy got. Love your blog and I am biase lol.

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