Friday, June 15, 2012

Ranch Life

Being as I am not very computer worldly wise or whatever one would call it it is hard for me to do this blog when they change how it was done and how I was use to it being done. Now to re-figure out how to get what I want to get on here on here is the challenge. Push this button and presto zappo it is all not what I want but I have no way of changing it cause I can not figure that out!! 

Those are the challenges of living in the wild and not having anyone near by long enough(or patient enough) to teach me what, when, where, why, and how of this contraption. I do understand that as a Christian who loves the LORD my God that it is not appropriate that I should want to swear or threaten to kill the computer either. I sit here humbled by a machine that thinks it thinks and have completely come to the conclusion that I should probably stick to listening to the birdies twitter or the river roaring down its watery pathway or the trees swaying in the breezes. I do have the comfort of the fire crackling cheerily in our wood heater seeing as it is June 15th and was 33F this morning. A hot cup of tea and a small bowl of yogurt to appease me in my total state of confusion.
               For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches 
                           of the saints.  1 Corinthians 14:33

Friday, March 30, 2012

Blessings of Home Life

Bread risingI sometimes think the blessings of home-life are not given much praise. The sweeping and washing of floors. Endless dishes to wash after the making and cooking of meals. The laundry that piles up waiting for washing. Toilets that need scrubbing. Cobwebs that need to be swept down from ceilings. Not to mention the cupboards that are needing re-tidying and re-organizing. Closets and dresser drawers that are hard to close because of overcrowding.Porches to tidy, little bums to clean, phones to answer, internet to look at, books to read, sewing to do and all kinds of other handiwork. And all that and still look as fresh as a daisy. That did not include the cow to milk or a calf to pull or a chicken house to clean, a garden to weed or to plant so you can weed. And on and on BUT still the blessings of freshly baked bread. The smell of homemade soup.  Being able to eat off of clean dishes. Not afraid to use the bathroom cause it looks so nice a clean. Climbing into a fresh smelling nicely made bed after a long hard days work. There are so many sweet blessings of the daily living in the homes God has blessed us with. I only pray that all of you who have a home will feel the honour that has been bestowed upon you. That you can truly look upon this as a blessing and not a drudgery. That you can take a quiet pride in all that you do even if the family does not fully comprehend all that you do.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Moose(y) Monday Morning

Comforting sounds of the coffee making in its electric pot. The automatic washing machine chuga-chugging away as the bedding gets washed. The fire in the wood heater gives an occasional sparking throwing its welcomed warmth into the kitchen. The very comfortable so-called working cow-dogs stretch out on the floor soaking in the heat.. Large brown moose have nibbled their way across the wee island over the frozen snow-covered river to Laurene's cabin and meandered off into the bush behind it. Always pulling at a willow here and there.Snow-laden trees are their only cover.
Silence fills the air. The deep silence of a cold march morning in an almost forgotten corner of the Cariboo country here in the northwest central British Columbia.
That was Monday morning now it is Tuesday the temperatures have fallen to 30 below zero. Moonbeams are still touching our part of the world somehow making it magical inspite of the cold. Hinting of dawn is being greeted by numerous over-zealous roosters.
I love the mornings~~well I actually love the days too but mornings are somehow my favourite time of the day. This morning with my cup of tea in hand and my fire stoked dressed in warm flannel I am going to cut out a new nightie and crochet on some of the afghans I have on the go.
This is the day that the LORD has made.
Let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24
Have a great Tuesday

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Ice covers my "screen"door. The one with glass in it. There is a strong breeze blowing on this dark dark January morning. Temperature is below zero if you are here in Canada but slightly above zero if in the States. Our whole winter thus far has been pretty mild with just a few very cold temps that never last longer than a day or two. Gives credence to the global warming following.
As of yesterday I am a year older and here is hoping ~wiser too. Can't really understand the whole age thing. It seems like as we grow into elders we still think we feel like we are nineteen or in our twenties but our bodies don't always get that and tend to act like we are much older than what ou
r minds picture ourselves as! Strange ain't it?
It seems like it has been a long time since I have written anything on here. One comment by a friend was that my husband has been sitting on that stump for a long time. Could be he is just slow moving and not as young in body as in mind eh? But really Christmas gift making, helping one of our daughters and her husband and baby move back here has been pretty time consuming.
True too that I just kind of lost interest in fighting with my computer too. Today (maybe cause I am older now) I am full of patience thinking I would post something on here just to get myself back into the roll of things.
So here I am trying hard to think of what to write about and not coming up with a whole lot of anything. I could tell you about the winter but I already did that. Maybe Christmas~~that was very fun~ a blast really. Lots of target practice and the whole family here by Boxing Day. Even a really magical display of fireworks!
Dogs, cats, horses, cows, chi
ckens, rabbits keep us occupied. Wolves howl around us day and night. Coyotes come in for a visit too. No moose so far this winter season. But then it is so mild out they don't need to come eat our hay. that part is nice but miss seeing them.
Firewood to get for our daughter as her husband is in the north country working. I guess that helps our bodies to try to act like the youth in our minds. Somehow I am not sure that it is working all that great but nonetheless we carry on.
A single pileated woodpecker flew over me the other day when I was walking a very old old horse up to this corral near the house. There is usually two of them but haven't even seen one of them for a long time so it was a surprise to me.
Friends and neighbours drop by for coffee off and on bringing news and laughs and just plain friendly conversation with them.
Handiwork keeps me occupied too when I let myself sit around and do it. I now (since Christmas) have a jigsaw and have started learning how to use that. I could do that kind of thing for hours but it gets cold standing outside for a long time so usually last about an hour and then come in for a warm up. Of course once in one realizes it is time to put laundry in the dryer or make a meal or answer the phone and then it is another day before I can get back at things with the jigsaw.
I have this desire to start my own hanging baskets so am hoping I can scrounge up enough seeds to start some sometime soon here too.
There is a huge jigsaw puzzle taking up space on one of my kitchen tables that I pick away at. The picture is an aspen forest with the odd pine tree in it. But all the pieces are beginning to look alike to me. YIKES!!
That about rounds up the happenings here. We are looking forward to 2012 with a wedding of our son and fiance coming up in the summer. Our youngest daughter and husband are expecting a new little one due in the summer. The hopes and dreams of a bigger and better garden. It will be interesting to see what the LORD has planned for us this year. God Bless all of you Love Roxanne
Though your beginning was insignificant,
Yet your end will increase greatly. Job 8:7 NASB