About Me and My Blog

I am a Christian wife, mother, grandmother, teacher, friend and who ever else I am. I have been married for thirty-one years to my best friend, Greg. We live in a small town in East Texas. I am the FCS County Extension Agent. I enjoy sewing, camping, gardening, spending time with family, traveling, riding with Greg on his motorcycle. I am learning about beekeeping, soapmaking, rainwater catchment and other farmish type activities.
The name of my blog comes from a sermon I heard once about a time when Paul had been arrested and was being taken to Rome as a prisoner. The ship, on which he traveled found safe harbor, for the winter, at a place called Fairhaven. The captain of the ship wasn't content with staying so he set sail again and later was ship wrecked. I apply this to my life in that I want to be content with where God has me and what he has for me. If I am not I may end up like the ship that carried Paul, shipwrecked.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Pesky little worms

I was so excited that my lettuce was almost big enough to eat. One morning they looked beautiful, that evening worms had eaten a bunch of the leaves. I picked some of them off and will look again when I get home. I am so grateful we don't have to depend on what I grow for survival, we would be mighty hungry or peckish. Peckish is a new word I learned while teaching one of my classes.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Weekend with the grandchildren

I went this weekend with my grandchildren's other grandmother to keep them for the weekend.   We had a very good time, but it was very tiring. Here are a few pictures. 

I made it a month

I did make it for a month without going to the grocery store very much.  I did buy dairy products, bread and fresh produce.  For the most part, that is all I bought.  My freezer is emptier, but not all the way.  I am going to try to keep getting rid of the old so I can add some new.  I buy most of my meat from the reduced meat section in our grocery store; it is very hard to walk by there and not buy something we could use.