"....Your children shall be like olive plants all around your table." Psalm 128:3

Friday, March 29, 2013

March Daybook, 2013

For today, March 29th, 2013...

Outside my window...it's 34 degrees, cloudy, and cold. Where is spring??

I am thinking...about what's ahead of me today - finishing up school lessons, housecleaning, laundry, cleaning out the stalls in the barn,  and a ton of other things.

I am thankful...for my hard-working husband and his efforts at instilling a good work ethic in our children, especially the boys, by taking them to work with him as much as possible. Today is Ian's turn.  :)

In the kitchen...15 Bean Soup is in the crockpot.

I am wearing... a brown corduroy skirt, a blue and brown floral print top with a white turtleneck underneath.

I am creating...homemade yogurt from our goat's milk.

I am going...nowhere today. All of my errands and grocery store excursions are finished for the week. 

I am wondering...when we will get to till our garden. With all the recent snow and rain, it's too wet right now.  But after last year's drought, I am very thankful for the moisture.

I am (still) reading... Storey's Guide To Raising Dairy Goats. I think I've read it cover-to-cover twice already. So much information!

I am hoping...for warmer weather  - soon.

I am looking forward...to Mimi's birthday next Thursday. I can't believe that my baby will be 6 years old! Bittersweet.

I am learning...to "rejoice always". (1 Thessalonians 5:16)

Around the house...too many of my unfinished projects....cross-stitching, sewing, crocheting, etc. I need to finish them up before garden season begins.

I am pondering... the gay marriage issue that's come up before the Supreme Court. I found this quote that pretty much sums up how I feel about it...

A quote for the day..."You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You." ~ Isaiah 26:3

One of my favorite things...hearing my children pray. What faith they have! They pray, and they expect an answer. I need to do more of that.

A peek into my day...
The twins are scarfing down the grain. 
Hopefully, I'll have time to post about becoming a goatherd next week.  :)

Until then, I hope you have blessed week-end, my friends.


  1. Lovely daybook, Lisa. Spring is late here, too. I am grateful for the moisture, too. I pray we don't have another drought year.

    1. Thanks for stopping, Jen. Hope you have a lovely Saturday. :)

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    1. SO glad you dropped by, Tesha. :)

  3. Hi Lisa, I was going to ask you how the goaties are doing, it looks fine. And what kind of work does your husband do that the kiddos can join him at times??? And do you like the yogurt? So nice to hear from you! I agree with the quote too. Have a blessed Ressurection Sunday and a nice family time together. ♥

    1. Hi Jane,
      Hubby is a carpenter. And the boys really enjoy their time with their dad - lots of fellowship and hands-on learning. :)
      The yogurt is delicious, just very time-consuming to make.
      Hope you have a lovely Resurrection Sunday, too, dear friend!

  4. Such a great quote and the picture is adorable. Have a wonderful Easter weekend!

  5. i like that about the gay marriage response

    1. Hi Jennifer,
      Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment. :)

  6. Great idea doing a day book - just little snippets that would be interesting to look back on down the track.

    1. I think so, too, Carol. Thanks for stopping by. :)

  7. So glad you're putting all that good milk to use! We've enjoyed several sunny and warm days (not usual for early spring here in the Pacific NW) with temps in the mid-70s -- wow, but today it's back to cool, gray rainy days. I'm with you on the quote. So sad that compassion for the lost is considered to be hatred.

    And to have faith as a child...so sweet the prayers of our children are!

    Blessings, ~Lisa :)

    1. Hi Lisa,
      It's 61 and sunny here today - a perfect day for cleaning the stall of the goat barn. :)
      Hope you enjoy your day, in spite of the weather.
      Much love to you!


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