Healing takes time and patience

We have a mature tree on our farm that has had a rough past couple of years. Limbs breaking off with a tornado and several strong wind storms. At best maybe half of the tree flowering and ultimately producing leaves. So last summer we started with some mulch and many prayers. Now we are seeing this Spring a tree that is almost fully flowering with blooms and leaves that are vibrant and beautiful!

Of course not everyone took time to enjoy the tree. Not with sticks to fight over.

On This Farm:New O’Hana Farm, TN We Eat!

Food and Recipes We Share With Family and Friends! We throw Themed Parties for Birthdays, Holidays, and we create Disney and Movie Parties ๐Ÿ™‚ What a Blessed enriching time with everyone to cherish. Memories are precious!

Spend with pennies/Great Depression Cooking/Julia child/Jacques Pepin/Spain on a fork/Simply Mama Cooks

When looking for a great recipe I find if I can’t remember how my mom made a casserole, dessert, or snack I ask her. I’m super proud of my mom for teaching herself to bake and cook when she got married to my dad at the age of 19. My dad was raised on a farm and he was used to a table full of two different kinds of fresh meat vegetables and desserts all prepared by his mom who was an excellent cook.

When mom was four years old and as she was growing up she had to make her daddy’s eggs bacon and toast for breakfast. She also had to make his sandwich for work on weekends. Food and money was scarce and she was raised by older parents who had survived the depression.

Other than making food for her daddy on the weekends, she was not allowed to be cooking or baking in the kitchen. If a meal was ruined there was not money to buy more and you went to bed hungry.

If mom is busy I head to our book shelves full of her old recipe books:Woman’s Home Companion Cook Book-The American Woman’s Cook Book-Tried Recipes for the Bride-Homemade Bread-Economy In Cooking-Kitchen Guide

Another helpful source has been to GOOGLE IT! ๐Ÿ™‚ spend with pennies has been a favorite one of late for me as I seem to be rushing from one project to the next preparing for our English Bulldog puppies to arrive April 27, 2022!

Great Depression Cooking OH! My heart! Clara you are awesome. She caught my eye in the weekly magazine my husband brings me home. Woman’s World I just watched her on youtube this morning while she made Poorman’s Meal.

At night and on weekend mornings, my husband and I will sit and watch some very tasty meals being prepared on Youtube. I listed them above in the heading. Have a wonderful weekend :)Jen

Rejoicing in remembrance

My dad! Always am and will be very proud of you forever! A man of the Lord, preaching the gospel for 50 years!! March 1938-June 2021 He loved to come out and see the newest baby goats but couldn’t this year. We named this little fella, Duncan, after him and brought Duncan in to see dad!

Thank you Dear Lord for all the blessings and memories we have as a family. From great grandparents, grandparents, children, grandchildren, even the tiniest farm animals. We can rejoice in remembering such wonderful times together as a family. We can be assured if we have asked the Lord in to our hearts, we will all meet again one day on those gold roads in heaven. Hallelujah! Praise Your Holy Name at this Beautiful Christmas Season! Merry Christmas Everyone! Amen