Explore-Challenge-Inspiration

Each day, since the beginning of the week, YES, I KNOW IT IS ONLY WEDNESDAY πŸ˜‰ Each day, I have started setting up different challenges for myself.

Realizing we just had “Christmas in July Dinner“, (see my previous post) I felt like I needed a “kick in the butt” so not to slip right in to fall and winter with no “NEW YEAR STARTING IN JULY RESOLUTIONS”

  • Listen to and Learn from My Elders BECAUSE they have stories to tell. They have life experiences that I might never know about unless I ask. Unless, I take the time to sit down and talk.
My parents are such blessings and they have these amazing stories!
  • Walk every morning, on the farm trail my husband is making for me.
Daisy The Bulldog on one of our morning walks!
  • Produce more posts. On this one, honesty took a quick sit-down with me. She said, “You would rather be writing your books, and poem books, or doing anything else than a blog because you lack self-confidence.” I agreed. Overthinking each word gets me nowhere. Which leads to the next challenge.
  • Be Me! Do My Best! I like me, because I am a very strong woman. All of us women need to believe in ourselves, knowing we are amazing and we can do anything we put our mind too. One of my favorite lines from the movie, The Help, “You is kind, you is smart, you is important.” I could go on and on with this challenge, but…
  • Remember it is not all about me. I Love This One! Inspire Looking around, I am wanting to know what is happening in other people’s lives-their hobbies, interests, goals, and challenges they have. When in conversation, or passing I will strive to ask them how they are and let them share their thoughts. There is a bible verse that came through on my bible.com daily app. Colossians 4:6 Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person. Let them talk, and I can ask questions and be engaged fully in the conversation without taking over and telling my similar experiences all the time.
  • The last one is meant to draw me outside more, to explore nature and to share with others what I find. Taking photos and videos. To Inspire

Write! Read! Explore! Have Meaningful Conversations! And Share Your Challenges and Inspiration :)Jen

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Processing Our Geese and Ducks

Last weekend was a first time experience for us on New O’Hana Farm, TN. The calendar was marked to process our geese and ducks. Ten geese and four ducks were taken from their yard Saturday morning and that afternoon, sealed in bags for our freezer.

While the catch and slaughter was beginning early that day, I sanitized the whole kitchen, and our youngest daughter’s three children wanted to see first hand the whole process. Their ages range from nine years old to three. They showed interest through to the end, and loved seeing that this helped fill our freezers, and our tables during holidays.

While we sealed the packages, the oven was baking our “Christmas in July Meal”, the Christmas Goose.

On the stove was a large pot of stock bubbling for the freezer also. The stock can be used in our meals that call for chicken or beef stock. The aromas were pleasantly rich! Eggs boiled for deviled eggs, and homemade mashed potatoes were creamy and buttery.

Our table was set in our pretty china and beautiful cut glass, as my dad thanked the Lord for His love and many blessings. Amen We truly enjoyed working as a team, preparing for our future together on New O’Hana Farm, TN :)Jen