“Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who have set their hearts on pilgrimage/journey to Zion.”- Psalm 84:5

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

right now

                                                                                                     photographs by...Nicolas ( 4ds)

right now...

:: thankful ...for for freezers full of meat and frozen produce from the garden.

:: loving...the first couple days of snow

:: embracing... the idea of hunkering down for the winter and knit, knit and knit some more.

:: enjoying... the warmth of the wood stove.

:: marveling...at the beauty of the snow line coming down and going up the mountains that surround us.

:: finishing...knitting Handsome's brown wool sweater.

:: loving... the way it looks.

:: plotting...already what I will knit next when I am done.

:: feeling...good about the new knitting skills that I have learned.

::listening... to the hum of the food dehydrator drying soaked peanuts to make peanut butter.

:: keeping busy...homeschooling the boys and making all kinds of things in the kitchen.  Sourdough English Muffins, bone broth for soups, peanut butter, crispy pumpkin seeds and yogurt to name a few.

:: deciding...what recipes I want to use for goodies this coming holiday.

::reviewing...ways to stay with in our budget and pay off debt and stay within our means.


  1. That's beautiful!... the pictures and the writing.

  2. Your life sounds so cozy. The snow pictures are wonderful.We just became owners of a wood burning stove in our new house and I look forward to having a chimney sweep clean it and teach me how to use it.
    Blessings, Dawn

  3. How beautiful...yes trying to stay within our means, but we have to have a source of means...LOL I have been repinning some of your great pins on saving

    We don't see snow much so this is just beautiful! Enjoy your knitting and cooking

  4. I agree with Dawn, sounds sooo cozy! Wish I could come sit and knit with you for an afternoon. :)

  5. Never tire of seeing your first snow fall and the old barn. Beautiful! Blessed!

  6. As, so pretty! I see your son has your photo skills! And thank you so much for your sweet words to me today. I miss you too! Praying for the Lord to bless your efforts to live within your means. It's hard work.

  7. Hello my Sweet Mary :)

    Truly enjoyed reading your post. So good to know that your meat is now residing in your freezer and yes, little by little my friend, the debt will disappear :) Love you, m.

  8. I realize that your life probably gets a bit cabin feverish by the end of the winter, but from where I sit down here in Georgia, this sounds like a little bit of Heaven. Very warm and cozy.

    And this is the first time I've noticed that picture of you and your hubby on the sideboard. I love that!

  9. Such pretty pictures, so beautiful out there. Sounds like things are going well, glad to hear that. :)

  10. So beautiful, dear Mary. Wishing a cozy, full-of-knitting winter. :)

  11. Ahh, you look a little snowy up there. We had a tad, but it melted. Sounds like you are all cozy and ready for winter. Glad you are able to rest and resume your love of knitting -- you are just so creative. ((Hugs))

  12. What beautiful pictures! I wish we were into snowy weather here in east Tennessee already! Alas, ours is more often than not few and far between. I just started a blog at www.counterculturalmama.blogspot.com and we seem to have common interests. I thought perhaps some of your readers might check it out.

  13. Beautiful pictures, Mary!

    I love how peaceful and homey your list sounds. May the Lord bless your hard work of living within your means. ((hugs))


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