Sunday, March 6, 2011

Hey all!


So sorry about the lack of updates.

In all honesty, I've been too busy scrambling to find ways to make ends meet. My husband has completely stopped supporting us and there is simply not enough money to survive.

I'm saying that with a smile, because we've been watching the Lord provide for us on a day by day basis. Things are really hard, but we have been blessed beyond all ability to even count the ways!

Nuts and bolts of it is that Michael is having to work for his own food and clothing, right alongside me, and he has no anger or bitterness. We talk about our love for for my husband and pray for him daily. It's not a mushy kind of love, but we care about his future. We may not be able to depend upon him, but we can surely depend upon our Lord!

I have no idea what will happen to us here, but I know that it is good.

Not much has been going on here on the farm, as it takes money to do things - most of you are quite aware of that fact. But we are going to do our best to try to find a way to do another garden for canning. As the world's economy crumbles and hyperinflation is being discussed in more and more sure terms, it would be irresponsible of me not to put all we have into trying to provide food for ourselves.

As it is, we walk out of the grocery store with bare essentials in two bags and it's still 40 dollars. Ouch! I keep looking at all the yards filled with decorative plants, and thinking that every home owner ought to be pulling them out and planting food-bearing trees, bushes, and gardens.

We'll do our best. We've been getting as many cuttings from as many places as possible. I recommend we all do the same. Raise your own food plants, and raise enough to give away to all your friends. Buying plants is too expensive. In this way we can all help provide for one another.

Our power bill alone last month was half of all our income. 'Nother ouch! I bet lots of you experienced that one.

We are continually amazed by the hand of our Father, and our lives are filled with the things money can't buy. I hope you are all doing as well. :o)

This post is not thought through really well, just hurried, as we get ready to head out and work, so if it's disjointed, now you know why. :o)

I'm sorry I have not been around to your blogs in a long time. I miss you and the wisdom, knowledge, fun and friendship that provided. I've not given up on blogging, but it's going to have to wait for now.

I may have some fig tree seedlings to give away soon. If you are interested in getting one, let me know. I've put in hundreds for trial purposes. If they've taken, I don't want them to go to waste.

May the Lord bless you!




  1. Faith,
    so... good to hear from you. We figured you were busy and it sounds as if you are. PTL for All He provides and I'm sorry to hear your Dh is still not living up to what he's supposed to*sigh* Glad you are making ends meet and with all the work you and Michael did last summer on those beds, you should be ready to grow a wonderful garden this year :o)
    Take care, both of you and you are still in our daily prayers. HUGS and Blessings,

  2. You know I am praying for you and Michael!

  3. Thinking of you as you trust the Lord for His Provisions.
    (((hugs))) Julia

  4. Glad to see you are still keeping your head up, i was getting worried again.

    I'm agreeing with you on the idea of trading ornamental plants for productive food or culinary/medicinal herbs. I have considered redoing the neglected flowerbeds in small fruiting or berry bushes, if i can get to it, that plan will be definite now.

    Praying that the pinch you are in will loosen up very soon! ((hug))

  5. I'm sorry to hear that the financial situation you are facing has been so difficult but I'm happy to see that you are finding the "silver lining" as it were. We'll be praying for you and your situation as well. We may not always be able to see it right away but the the Lord has our best interests at heart. :)

  6. Don't know if you remember me but am delighted to find your blog and know you are ok. Have been praying for you.

  7. I am sorry to hear about your lack of support. I like the way you are treating it though. I am trying hard to get the fig cuttings to leaf out. They grew little buds but have never sprouted leaves. We put them on the front porch today so they could enjoy the 80 degree weather. I am keeping them watered though. I believe in miracles and I see you do too!!! Love and best wishes. Sweethearts mom

  8. Howdy Faith, long time no hello. I, too, have been out of the loop. We have finally settled in Tonasket Wa. (very small country town). We are in our RV til we find a place here.
    I agree about growing your own food. I hope we find a place soon so I can get something in the ground. Good for Michael. He's going to be something else when he grows up!!

  9. Great to meet more people interested in sustainability. Keep the hard work, you are a good person. Loved your hoop. Is that conduit pipe you have a link to learn more about it_ Best wishes for you and your family. CV

  10. i've been looking up some topics i have been needing your experience with. i noticed how much Michael has grown in just 3 years!

    Still praying for you and selfishly (very selfishly)missing your blogging.


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