Hello Everyone, hope this blog post finds you well. We are doing great here on the farm! Lots going on as usual. Farmers markets are still going for me until the end of October. Lots being done on the farm. Hubby just planted rye and did our fourth cutting of hay. The next thing will be planting our winter wheat. School has resumed for another year. We just took two pigs in to the butcher. I cannot wait to get our meat back. Nothing like farm raised bacon! I have sold two of my milk cows since I last posted so we are only milking 2 cows. Chores are alot easier! The soap buisness is doing great keeping me and my daughter very busy. Have a great day! Rebekah
Thought I would update on what has been happening here on the farm. Where are farm is loacated here in Michigan has been in a severe drought. It seems like when it rains it all goes north or South. We have at least 30 acres of corn that will have no corn and not sure about the rest of the crops yet. We did get a first and second cutting of hay. Third cutting was not good. With no rain doubt we will get anymore cuttings. We harvested our wheat as you know and that was a good harvest. We took 15 cows to town a week ago. We are trying to make sure we are going to have enough feed to get through the winter. Well I think that about covers it just keep praying for rain as we still need it.
Our summer is going by so fast! We only have four weeks till the kids go to fair. I have been making lots of soap for the farmers market. We baled lots of straw and we have a new addition to the house as you can see my niece is rocking him in the doll cradle. His name is Ashton and he is just the sweetest little cat. We are in a drought here and if we do not get rain soon our crops will be pretty much a loss. Hope all is well with everyone in blog land. I look foward to visiting some blogs once winter comes and my time frees up some.
Thought I would share a picture of my grandaughter. She is 4 months old already! Where does the time go. She is such a happy sweet little baby and we love her so very much. This smile can make anyone's
Good Morning! Today is my day off so spending it with the kids. We are going junk picking at a local town today. Yesterday was their city wide garage sale so today they throw everything out. Hoping to find lots of good stuff. Since last time I posted we have 2 beef calves we are now mothering. Their moms decided not to so we are the new mommies. I have been very busy doing markets and they have been busy. Lots of soaps have been sold and lots have been made to restock. Hubby has all his crops planted and first cutting hay done. Him and the boy are working on fixing a tractor right now. The farm work is mostly caught up but there is always something to do. The kids will both be taking cows for
4-H again this year. My son will do dairy starter and beef. The daughter is only doing dairy starter. We have a small garden this year few potatoes, tomatoes, green peppers and some green beans will probally go in yet. Hope all is well with evryone in blog land. Have a great day!
Hello everyone, sorry it has been so long since I posted. Lots of things happening here on the farm. We have all our crops planted for the season, first cutting of hay is baled and wrapped. We have 11 new beef calves and four more mamas to calve yet. We just got new pigs as you can see in the picture. Only we have 4 instead of 2. Farmers markets have started once again. I do markets Tuesday thru Saturday. So I'm doing markets, trying to keep thigs stocked up as they sell and take care of everything at home. I have lots of new soaps and will get pictures posted of them. Hope you all have a great weekend!
Hello everyone, Hope you are all having a great weekend! We are having a great weekend here so far! With the time change our nights of coming in the house are getting later and later. Spring has sprung here. It is so nice to see things starting to green up. Flowers are even coming out. I cannot wait for vegetables fresh from the garden!
You know warm weather is here because things are getting so busy already. We have our cows for 4-h so we will start working with them soon. We will be doing five farmers markets this summer. We will take animals for butcher in a couple weeks. We have sold almost all our meat so time for new before markets start. We are no longer goat owners. We only have the milk cows now. So from here on out all our new soaps will be made with cows milk. Trying to make our chores a little easier before the market season starts. Have a great day and the Lord bless. Rebekah
Just thought I would share a couple of the blessings the Lord has gave to me lately.
1. A beautiful healthy grandaughter.
2. A nephew who survived a serious auto crash.
The blessings I get everyday a husband who loves and cares for his wife an children, healthy kids who love and respect their Mom, my God who has saved me and is always there for me, a house to live in, food to eat, a good job for my husband, my little nieces preciuos smile I get to see everyday. It just warms my heart! Who can say there is no God when you see such joy and innocence in this little one's smile, markets which I get to do and let others see Christ through me and so many more! My God is an awesome God and takes such good care of me! Remember when things look bad just count the blessings God has given you. Have a great weekend Rebekah
Alot has been going on. My nephew has not woke up yet so that is our main concern and prayer request. We are also trying to bring my nephew home to Michigan. It is put alot of finacial strain on the family to stay there. To bring him home we need to raise $5,000.00 and find a doctor in the nero surgical unit at University of Michigan Hospital. We serve a big God and nothing is impossible with him. We have started a facebook page with all the updates and donation information if anyone would like to help. I will put the page link up on my sidebar. Thank you for all the prayers Rebekah
This is my nephews truck who was in a wreck yesterday morning. He needs lots of prayer. He has alot of broken bones and the ventilator is breathing for him right now. He does not have any head trauma they can see. I will keep you updated as I find more out.
Behold, God is my helper; The Lord is with those who uphold my life. He will repay my enemies for their evil. Cut them off in Your truth. I will freely sacrifice to You; I will praise Your name, O Lord, for it is good. For He has delivered me out of all trouble; And my eye has seen its desire upon my enemies. Psalm 54:4-7
I'am 40 years old and happily married to Matthew Hoover. We have four beautiful children Anthony 24, Wesley 21, Avery 17 and Kassandra 14. We have also added a beautiful grandaughter Anyrah Grace 1 year old. We are located on a farm in southern michigan. I have 1 cow I milk.I also make soap and soy candles which I sell at our loacal farmer's market. My main goal though is being a mom to my children and raising them to be God fearing children who love the Lord with all there heart.