Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. (James 1:2-3) In have previously looked at this passage as more of an encouragement to get through hard times. In my current bible study, it is suggested to swap out the word "consider" with "feel"…

Baked French Toast Source: thepioneerwoman.com Course: Breakfast Prep Time: 15 Min Cook Time: 1 Hr Serves: 12 Ingredients FRENCH TOAST 1 loaf Crusty Sourdough Or French Bread 8 whole Eggs 2 cups Whole Milk 1/2 cup Whipping (heavy) Cream 3/4 cups Sugar 2 Tablespoons Vanilla Extract Topping 1/2 cup All-purpose Flour 1/2 cup Firmly Packed Brown Sugar 1 teaspoon Cinnamon…

This listing is simply to summarize the few posts that I have put out on cloth diapering. If you're new to cloth diapers and feel slightly overwhelmed by the options out there, you should start here: Cloth Diapering - Getting Started If you're trying to figure out which diapers to try or why there are so many different options (pre-folds,…

When I started cloth diapering, I used Baby Bits Wipe Solution.  These are great - you just drop a cube into warm water, let it dissolve, and in a little while, you have a great smelling wipe solution to make your wipes with.  My only complaint, as we continued to have more kids was the waiting part... all too often,…

In addition to picking out your diapers and getting those ordered, there are also a number of accessories that you may or may not want as well. The Diaper Pail... This is probably what scared me the most.  I remember hearing about my mom using cloth diapers with me and I recall her keeping dirty diapers soaking in water (not even sure…

Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing. Thomas Edison

Blue Slate Turkey

Each year as we enter the summer/fall, I find myself forgetting what ages a given bird can or should be butchered at.  Each year, I have to individually look up each type of poultry and calculate our butcher dates based on when they hatched.  Hopefully, this Age of Butcher listing will be helpful. This year, I'm considering some advanced planning…

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