Monday, April 11, 2016

Planting Asparagus

I don't know about you, but we have NOT had a warm spring here in Missouri.  It has been COLD!!!  I don't know that we've had our air conditioner on ONE TIME yet this year, and here it is April 10th!!!  We still have our furnace on!!!

And while we've plowed our garden, we haven't planted a thing.  The ground is cold.  We had snow just two weeks ago.  So we've been dragging our feet where the garden is concerned.  But we did plant some asparagus yesterday.

We've never had an asparagus bed, so this is new territory for us.

Here are a couple of pictures I snapped yesterday:

It will be a couple of years before we can actually harvest any of the asparagus.  If you have any tips on growing asparagus we would certainly appreciate them!!!  Just leave a comment below.

And one more thing, our daughter Alex and her husband will be flying home tomorrow!!!  They will be home for a couple of weeks on pre-deployment leave.  We are beyond excited to see them and I would appreciate your prayers for SAFE TRAVELS FOR THEM!!! And while I probably won't be able to share exact dates with you, our son-in-law will be deployed overseas from sometime in May through sometime in November.  I would love it if you would add him to your prayer list.  Freedom isn't free.

Blessings to each and every one of you, my friends!!  Today I'm thankful for the rain that God has sent, and I'm praying for it to warm up a little.  It is April after all!!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Death Was Arrested

We sang this song at church Sunday morning.  The words describe what Jesus did for me, and for you, on that cross.  His resurrection arrested death.  He is victorious!!!!

Please take a few minutes and listen to this:

"When death was arrested and my life began!!!!"

I'm so thankful for His amazing love.

Monday, March 21, 2016


If we could just really grasp how much He loves us, how different our lives would be.

If we could just grasp who we are in Him, how different our lives would be.

If we could just grasp that every promise in the Bible is real, how different our lives would be.

All to Jesus I surrender, all to Him I freely give.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Prayers Needed Today

I am asking you all to pray for some really nice folks.  

If you follow Down On The Farm, then you probably follow Nana Diana over at "Nana Diana Takes a Break" (to check out her blog go HERE).

Nana Diana's husband, John, has cancer.  You can read all about it on her blog.

I am sharing this with you so that, just in case you don't follow sweet Diana, you can pray for them.

Cancer is mean and ugly and no respecter of persons.

But our God is bigger than cancer.  He is bigger than fear.  He is bigger than anything.

These two wonderful people need a touch from the Master's hand today.

So if you would, please lift them in prayer.  I thank you . . . and I know they thank you too.


Monday, March 7, 2016

God Is Able



TRUST HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, March 4, 2016

Waking Up to This

If you don't live on a farm you've probably never ever woke up to this.

If you look closely you can see that this cow is on the WRONG side of the fence.

The cow is in my yard.

Those cows in the background?  They are where they're supposed to be.  In the field.  This girl is on the wrong side of the tracks . . . er, fence.  

I think my husband needs to work on the cattle guard!