Friday, October 6, 2017

Back Yard View From Our Little Homestead In Florida

Our life is simple here in rural Florida.  In the picture you can see the fields behind us. I love seeing the bales of hay just cut.  Behind the pasture and the fields is a mobile home park.

We live on an acre of land that we think is beautiful.  I call it our little cubbie hole.  We are at the very end of a dirt road.  There is a small orange grove on one side of us.

Most people consider us less than rich.  But I don't.  This is where my parents lived for many years.  There are a lot of good memories here.  My husband and I are still able to take care of each other. We have a church we go to not far away.

My husband has a fall garden started.  I don't remember ever having a fall garden but it is doing really well.  We are learning to grow the Mittleider way.

We are working at making the yard a little nicer.  It is something we like to plan and do together.  Our project we are working on right now is cleaning around the drive and fenced area out front.

I keep looking for little ways to save money.  That is what my mom used to do.  I didn't understand back then why she did all those little things.  I know now.  It is a lifestyle.  Also, it is fun to find different ways to save money.  It gives you a good feeling knowing that you are helping your family.  Also, you help the environment at the same time.

There is a lot of people going back to homesteading now.  I love to watch their videos and see how they do things.  It gives me ideas to try here in our neck of the woods.

The book below is my favorite book to read.  I have read it about six or seven times.  It helps me stay more focused.

Monday, October 2, 2017

How to easily memorize Bible scripture passages and verses

This is a really good video about how to memorize scripture.  I want to try this each day this week and see how I do.  I know it will be difficult.  But I want to try it anyway.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Praying Scripture

This is such a good video that I wanted to share it with you.  It talks about praying God's word over you and your situation.  Praying scripture is praying God's will.

Have a great day!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Oatmeal Banana Bites | Easy no-bake snack for kids

I love this recipe.  I think it would be an easy one to fix up for my hubbie. I will try to let you know how they turn out.


Ok!  I made these and they were a winner.  They were quick and easy to make and my husband loved them.  And these are pretty healthy too.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Update to Irma Storm In Florida

I thought I would give an update on our storm struggles.  We actually came out better than a whole lot of people.  The destruction and suffering of people to our west and down south of us was devastating.  It is in fact still going on.

We had stayed the first night with my brother and his family.  We were all safe.  The next morning an electric pole had fallen across the fence.  But at that time the electric was still on at their home.

We went back to our mobile home and were very thankful that no trees had fallen on our home.  There were several large oak trees down as we came up our dirt road.  But they were not on anyone's home. After three days our electricity was turned on.  We are so thankful.

A week later and people are still waiting to get their electric turned on.  So many people are still suffering and without a home to return to.

Please pray for the people who lost family and friends in the destruction.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Making an old world sour dough starter

I have been wanting to try making starter dough bread.  This seems to be the easiest recipe for me to understand.  I hope to try it soon.  I will let you know how it comes out.  I have heard the sour dough bread is supposed to be healthier than other bread.

Friday, September 8, 2017

A Storm Is Brewing

This week has been a waiting game for us.  We are waiting for the storm to hit.  Or maybe miss us.  Waiting to see what will happen is the hardest thing to do.  It kind of grates on your nerves.

We are doing what we can to prepare for the hit.  Picking up objects in the yard.  Buying extra food.  Storing up water.  Trying to keep the clothes washed up.  Which is close to impossible around here.

Right now things are calm.  At least the weather is calm.  But by tomorrow the wind will probably start picking up. Then the rain should start.  By Sunday we will probably feel the storm.  Hopefully it will not be as bad as they are thinking.

So many people are evacuating Florida.  It looks like a mass exodus on the highways going up and out of the state.  Hopefully we will be able to ride it out in our own home.  Whatever happens we will be ok.  We will do the hard work that needs to be done.  We will pick up the pieces and put things back in order.  Maybe even rebuild if necessary.  

We trust in God to take care of us and guide us.  I hope everyone out there will be safe this coming week.

Take care and God bless.