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Chat & Referral

I wanted to do a brief homestead update and refer you to another blog. It has been very busy on our homestead.

Our garden is in full swing. This means the pea shelling and green bean snapping has also been in full swing. Mom is canning like crazy too.

Our little chicks are growing and doing well. All the goats are fattening up and doing well also. So all is well at the barn.

I made a cool purchase today. Our local Fred’s store is going out of business and today is their last day. We have really gotten lots of bargains there. Today I bought a Fred’s shopping cart! I’m going to use it to hall water to my plants and for whatever else it comes in handy for. It’s just cool to have one.

Last weekend we went to Arkansas. We visited the highest mountain in Arkansas, which is Mount Magazine. It was beautiful! We also visited Jasper, one of our favorite mountain towns. We brought home rocks from the Buffalo National River. We also visited the Kroger in Russelville. If you have followed me very long, you know I’m a Kroger fan. It was a fun trip, but I missed my travel buddy. It was our first trip without Miss Priss.

In conclusion, if you are interested in current events as they relate to Biblical prophecy, visit thespiritualprepper.wordpress.com. I highly recommend this site. It’s amazing how current events match Bible prophecy. We are living in the last days of time as we know it.

Have a healthy and blessed week!

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The Local Farmers Market

My family and I have begun patronizing our local farmers market. The market started a few years ago, but because we grow our own food to insure it’s organic, we never really visited it. I think we went one time last year just to see what they had.

The market started for this season the first Friday of June. We went and enjoyed it so much that we went back the next week. The first week we were looking for fresh local honey, which we found. The next week, we just went.

We met some really cool people and caught up with some we had met last year and the previous week. We bought goat’s milk soap that was really made from milk from their goats. Most goat’s milk soap comes from a kit. This was the real deal. And the family who was selling it was very friendly and informative.

We bought herbs from a very nice lady who knew her stuff. She was a neat person to visit with. I actually will be taking her some of my chocolate mint plant next time we go.

We bought an aloe vera plant from a nice couple. We already had one aloe plant and I had just bought one at Kroger the day before, but I don’t think you can have too many.

One fellow was selling tomatoes. We asked if they were organic, or what he used to fertilize. He said he uses organic fertilize and named what it was. We had never heard of it. Before the conversation was over he told us he uses triple thirteen on them. He and his wife began to tell us how using chicken manure, or any kind of manure is the worst thing you can do for tomatoes. We left without making a purchase. So, even at the farmers market you have to be on your toes to get clean food.

Let me put a good word out there for a couple of local youtubers. Check out Alderman Farms youtube channel. They produce some great vlogs. Mrs. Patty Alderman is the market manager for our farmers market and does a great job. She told us they had twenty-one venders this past Friday.

Also, check out the Mac’s Happy Homestead. They are doing some great vlogs. They have been selling their products both times we have been to the market.

One thing I have noticed at the market is that probably 90% of the venders are young people. It’s also families. It’s neat to see the younger generation returning to the farm. And it’s also neat to see the children involved and learning. The family with the goat’s milk products was mostly being done by the children. Even the little one, who was probably six or seven, was saving her money to buy a cow. I think that’s neat.

If you live within driving distance of Brookhaven, MS, or happen to be in our area on Friday, drop by Railroad Park in downtown Brookhaven and visit our farmers market from 8:00am until 12:00pm. I think it will be worth your time. Have a healthy and blessed week!

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D Day Commemoration: The Greatest Generation

🇺🇸Today is the 75th anniversary of the Normandy invasion. As I have listened to the events commemorating this day, I have gained an even deeper appreciation for the Greatest Generation. Several of that Greatest Generation were present there today. President Trump referred to them as the “men” who participated who were sitting behind him as he gave his speech, and he referred to those who gave their lives as the “boys” in front of him in the graves. Those who survived became the “men” who came home to start families, industries, and make America the great Nation it is. The “boys,” who literally were boys (seventeen, eightteen, nineteen, etc.), paid the ultimate price to make America the great Nation it is. Today, we honor both.

Even though they were “boys,” it took real men to storm those beaches and jump from those planes on June 6, 1944. If they hadn’t been willing to pay the price, we would likely be living in a communist country today. Some of our modern politicians are trying to take us in that direction. The Greatest Generation fought to keep us from communism. I say, if you want that kind of government, go live in a socialist/communist country and don’t destroy what the Greatest Generation fought for here.

If you were a part of the D Day invasion, or if you lost a family member that day, I thank you for your sacrifice. I honor you today. Just as you gave all to keep us free and keep communism out of our Nation, I hope to do my part to see that your sacrifice wasn’t in vain. I can’t fight in the military, but I can vote and I can pray. So, I will pray for those who serve in office and in military forces. And I’ll vote to keep America great so the service of the Greatest Generation will not have been in vain! God bless our veterans, God bless our leaders, and God bless America!🇺🇸

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Coming Next Week: Hopefully

You probably received an email today letting you know I posted a video tour of our farm. When you click the link, you have nothing. It’s because it failed to upload correctly. I am working to get the video uploaded. It should post on my regular blog day, next Thursday. Hopefully, it works this time. Sorry for the junk mail today.

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