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So Just How Much Is A Trillion Anyway ?

June 12, 2011

Ever wonder how much our government (USA) is in debt and what exactly that means ? I do.

According to sources our government owes 14.1 trillion dollars, and lets not forget about the $ 1.6 trillion more we will be adding to the deficit this year.

To break it down to my level :), that means we would have to pay $ 1 million dollars per minute around the clock for the next 30 years just to pay off the principle.

I know, like you needed something else to think about today.


Made In America

May 5, 2011

Did anyone happen to catch Diane Sawyer’s Special on made in the USA?

All I can say is duh. Okay what I should say is it’s about time :).

John Ratzenberger you made my whole day!

Center For


April 18, 2011

Such a little word, so why is it SO hard to show?

Sometimes it is very easy to get swept up in the rat race we call life. We work hard day after day to pay for luxuries we really don’t need. Bigger, better, and more , more , more define our culture today.

Sometimes it takes standing still and letting everyone else pass you by before your eyes really begin to open to all the gifts we have surrounding us.

Sometimes we just need a little reminder. I know I do.


Operation Kitchen

March 10, 2011

Was a success. We painted, we scrubbed, and we rearranged making room in the kitchen for homeschooling supplies.  Now we are resting.

Tonight we watched this movie.

Like Food Inc. I think everyone NEEDS to watch this movie, but be prepared to have tissues nearby.

All I have to say is how heartbreaking this film is and yet again reminded me why I do what I do.


Dear Pet Milk customers,

January 13, 2011

There is a great book I feel everyone should read Called Everything I Want To Do Is Illegal by Joel Salatin. It is about a small farmer that found out very quickly just exactly how much freedom we don’t have in this country. Below is a letter I received today from our milk farmer. Organic Valley no longer wants small farms to sell milk to customers on the side. Our family will no longer support Organic Valley. Their company says they are “farmer” owned and have all the best interest in helping small farms. However I believe if this were true they wouldn’t have a problem with farmers selling milk on the side. I mean after all it is their cows.

It never fails to amaze me how this could happen when at one time the majority of people in our country raised and produced most of their own food. Where we live use to be a dairy farm, now we are not even allowed to have chickens. There is a little game Papa and I like to  play when we travel called subsidized or not. You can always tell whether a farmer is subsidized by the house they live in.

I educate my children to know that we all do have a voice in this world and here in this little space I have decided to share mine.


Dear Pet Milk customers,
We want to share some information with you .  As of January 1st, Organic Valley (our milk co-op) has determined that they will not allow any of their farmers to sell raw milk.  We know that nearly all of the dairy farmers are selling some raw milk. By the way, the co-op is receiving a lot of flack about this decision, so it may be overturned at some point in the future. A representative from Organic Valley visited our farm in December and said that we will be kicked out of Organic Valley if we continue to sell raw milk, although we can sell a small amount to close friends.  We told them that we consider all of our customers our friends.  Please read this entire email.
We cannot afford to not sell our milk to Organic Valley as there are no other organic routes in our area.  It really boils down to the fact they would rather go to the larger dairies and pick up a larger quantity of milk.   We are one of the 2 remaining dairies in xxxxxxxxx, and there is only one dairy in xxxxxx County.
We told Organic Valley yesterday to give us a couple of weeks for us to let our milk customers that we will not be able to provide raw milk to them.

Calendar of the Soul

November 18, 2010

Calendar of the Soul

[November 14, 2010 – November 20, 2010]

Thirty-third Week

I feel at last the world’s reality
Which, lacking the communion of my soul,
Would in itself be frosty, empty life,
And showing itself powerless
To recreate itself in souls,
Would in itself find only death.

Thought I would post this weeks calendar of the soul.
It has really spoken to me. You can subscribe to it here.




October 16, 2010

Look what a good friend sent in my e-mail yesterday :).  Coincidence ? I think not.

(written after she found out she was dying from cancer).

I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the earth would go into a holding pattern if I weren’t there for the day.

I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in storage.

I would have talked less and listened more.

I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained, or the sofa faded.

I would have eaten the popcorn in the ‘good’ living room and worried much less about the dirt when someone wanted to light a fire in the fireplace.

I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble about his youth.

I would have shared more of the responsibility carried by my husband.

I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day because my hair had just been teased and sprayed.

I would have sat on the lawn with my grass stains.

I would have cried and laughed less while watching television and more while watching life.

I would never have bought anything just because it was practical, wouldn’t show soil, or was guaranteed to last a lifetime.

Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I’d have cherished every moment and realized that the wonderment growing inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle.

When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have said, ‘Later. Now go get washed up for dinner.’ There would have been more ‘I love yous;

More ‘I’m sorrys.

But mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every minute
, look at it and really see it ... live it and never give it back. STOP SWEATING THE SMALL STUFF!!!

Don’t worry about who doesn’t like you, who has more, or who’s doing what.
Instead, let’s cherish the relationships we have with those who do love us.



10 years ago today I was given one of the greatest gifts one could ever receive. Happy Birthday my sweet angel, thank you for choosing me to celebrate life with. You knew I had a lot of learning to do.

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend!

Food 4 Thought Friday

August 20, 2010

Do Children Need Toys?

” Kids who have been raised to think the answer to their desires can be bought with money have believed the same lie as their parents.”

Sometimes the truth stings a bit.

Wishing everyone a great weekend.

Food 4 Thought Friday

August 5, 2010

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Wishing everyone a great weekend, Peace

Food 4 Thought Friday

July 23, 2010

From the makers of the story of stuff . The Story Of Cosmetics.

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