"For I know the plans that I have for you,'declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Today is Thankful Thursday and Laurie at http://womentakingastand.blogspot.com/ is hosting our weekly gathering; please drop by and say hello.
Our geographical area is high plains and we have many ranches and farms locally. Much of the corn grown here is for bio-fuel but in August, the farmers market sell sweet corn and there is nothing like it. I always love driving past the fields and looking at the rows and rows of cornstalks. Some are crowded while others are straight rows that you can imagine walking down. I think part of the orientation depends on what the corn is used for. Monday as hubby and I came home from our daughter's, we stopped at a ranch and bought a dozen ears. Upon arriving home, I immediately cut the corn off the stalk and put it in heavy duty freezer bags for the winter. We did this two years ago and loved having healthy fresh-frozen corn; at least it tasted better than something you'd get in the freezer department of a market. I stopped buying frozen produce years ago, just due to the additives and in the winter the fresh vegetables are limited so this is a welcome addition to any meal.
I've already been walking and may ride my bike to the library to return one book. I've still got two others that I'm halfway through.
I am thankful for the abundant riches that He graciously pours out on His children. I am thankful that hubby and I were able to get more dirt dug out from the window wells yesterday, in the cooler weather. I am thankful that we are healthy enough to do manual labor. I am thankful for prayers being answered in the lives of many. I am thankful for family and friends and you!
Hugs today, Noreen
I am a daughter of the King, saved by grace for 37 yrs. I am married to my best friend and beloved for 38 years. I was born and lived most of my life in Northern Calif. until moving to Colorado. We homeschooled our girls for years and I love encouraging my daughters and others in their homeschooling. Hubby and I are blessed to have two incredible daughters and sons-in-law and 11 grandkids. I love spending time with my family & our dog Hunter, friends, plus quilting whenever I can.