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Our Daily Walk

          Welcome to the message of the week. I trust that you are still faithful to God this week and are continuing in Him. This week I want to share something that God revealed to Angie and me. We have been gardening for quite a few years and have tried to improve our knowledge and abilities. Our goal has always been to grow as much as we can to feed our family and do it in the most efficient manner.           We have really learned a lot about gardening. It’s not that we are prideful about it because we did it to fill a need. Never did we try to outdo or surpass someone else. We only wanted to do better than we did last season. Angie … Read entire article »

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Recipes for the Garden

Recipes for the Garden

This Page is going to be a work in progress.  I will only add recipes that I have used and found to be useful.  As the garden season progresses I will add the ones that I am using as I go along, so they will actually be listed by their seasonal use.  If you want to share some of your own please do so in the comments. A Soak for Seeds and A Spray for Seedlings Chamomile … Read entire article »

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Robertson Pregnancy Photos

This post will be updated with new pictures as they come. These are pictures of the belly growing and sonograms! [slideshow id=36] [nggallery id=36] … Read entire article »

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20 Weeks!

20 Weeks!

Friday, January 20th we found out were are having a boy!!! … Read entire article »

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We’re Expecting!!!

We’re Expecting!!!

Dear Friends – Samuel and I are so excited to announce that we are expecting our very first sweet angel!!!! We are so excited about becoming parents. This is something we have prayed for and God has seen to bless us with this wonderful surprise. Samuel and I found out we were expecting in September of 2011. We have 2 wonderful doctors that I love!!! They are both taking really good care of me and … Read entire article »

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Take It to Heart

I want to get serious this morning. Before you read any farther I want you to say out loud, “This commandment is for me”. This message is not for your husband or your wife, or your children. This message is not for your pastor, your brother or sister, or your neighbor. This message is for you. My scripture this morning comes out of the book of Malachi. We will start reading in verse one.   1. And now, O ye priests, this commandment is for you. 2. If ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto my name, saith the LORD of hosts, I will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings: yea, I have cursed them already, because ye … Read entire article »

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Home-Made Finger Paint

Home-Made Finger Paint

Home–Made Finger Paint! Here is a recipe just for fun!  As a nanny, I am constantly on the lookout for MYO recipes for craft supplies. To meet my criteria it must be 1) Easy to Make, 2) Cheap ingredients and 3) Said ingredients must be easy to obtain. I came up with this recipe after reading several versions online. I took the best parts and created a winner! Easy and cheap!   Ingredients: 1/2 cup cornstarch (mix it with a little … Read entire article »

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The Glory of God

          I have been pondering the Character of God. Most of my life I have studied the Bible and I still find it spiritually deep. That is to say, the more I study it the more questions I have. Maybe you don’t feel that way about it but I do. There is such depth there that no one ever masters it in a human lifetime. God is that awesome. His Word is that way. Whenever I have something that happens in my life that I can’t explain I just pass it along as one of God’s mysteries. I often say that if we could explain God He wouldn’t be God. He has said that His ways are higher than our ways (Isaiah 55:8-9). We really need to take … Read entire article »

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Directions Please

          One of the more frustrating things in life for me has always been the situation where I had a decision to make and didn’t know what to do. In my early years, my life was very cut and dried. Mom and Dad made all my choices when I was very young. Even as a teenager it appeared that Divine Providence kept me going in a certain direction.  A high school teacher helped me to get into Ham Radio and electronics became my field. Things fell into place as to what profession I would work in. The school that I attended was one that I was led to by doors closing. All this was a comfort to me as I am not a risk taker. I don’t like … Read entire article »

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Recent Newspaper Article

Recent Newspaper Article

The first link is the picture slideshow that the photographer Steve Gross took and the second one is the article itself. http://www.consolpub.com/slideshows/as/20111231burrell/                 http://www.annistonstar.com/view/full_story/16949419/article-Ashland-couple-shun-consumerism–make-things-by-hand? … Read entire article »

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2012 Garden

2012 Garden

This is going to be the ongoing record of our 2012 garden year at Shepherds Hill – will add pictures each month: JANUARY January 2nd – Monday- Very Cold, Sunny – high 44 low 21 [nggallery id=34] January 7th – Moved smallest raised bed behind Kiwi Arbor to area near Tee-pee Pole – noticed termite damage on one corner.  Wood was untreated.  Lasted 3 years.  Dug up compost bin structure to turn and enlarge.  Collected all the dried gourds from growing … Read entire article »

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Cream Puffs with Vanilla Custard Filling

Cream Puffs with Vanilla Custard Filling

CREAM PUFFS 1/2 c. shortening 1 c. boiling water 1 c. all-purpose flour 4 eggs 1 recipe custard   Measure shortening into saucepan; add boiling water. Boil until shortening melts. Add flour, all at once, stirring vigorously. Cook and stir until mixture forms a ball. Remove from heat. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until smooth after each addition. Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls onto greased shallow baking pan. round dough with spoon, leaving a pointed center. Bake in preheated 450 degree oven for … Read entire article »

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Garlic Growing

Garlic was one of the first crops we ever grew and it continues to be a yearly staple in our garden.  Why?  Because it is easy to grow and is a multi-tasker!!!  In every way, we try to make use of everything the Lord provides to its fullest extent and there are so many uses for garlic that it well deserves the time and effort that it takes to grow it.  Honestly though, it is … Read entire article »

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