Who’s Gabbing and Who’s Gushing


Posted on October 20, 2014 by Maria Chamorro, Sister #3030

Fall is definitely alive in the prairie! The change in fall foliage has been sort of slow but this week the bright colors started making their appearance in all their splendor and what a show it is putting! On Saturday, the Missouri park service had a small fall festival at the Weston Bend State Park and it was the perfect day for it. The weather was gorgeous and perfect for leaf peeping and a hike. The foliage has not reached its peak but it will the next week or two. It is going to be gorgeous ... Read more →

Sanctuary Gardener Update ~ 10/20/14

Posted on October 20, 2014 by Rosemarie Thompson, Sister #6055

The weather this week has been beautiful! Temperatures in the upper 70s/low 80s during the day and in the upper 50s/low 60s at night. After two weeks of dry weather, we got an inch of much-needed rain. Next rain storm? Not for at least 10 more days. Great weather for harvesting, not so good for new seedlings. At least I can water my little babies, which I do daily; and they’re growing quite well.


My carrots seedlings are coming up. I’ll have a heck of a job thinning them, but at least they’re growing ... Read more →

Lavender Vanilla Sleep Salve and Sleep Stick Balm

Posted on October 20, 2014 by Lisa Steele, Sister #4039

Life can be stressful and move way too fast at times. Sleep can be elusive. It's hard to turn off your thoughts at night when you have ideas for new blog posts swirling around in your head, baby chicks hatching, or you are trying to juggle, work, home, family and animals. Enter my Lavender Vanilla Sleep Salve to help calm your thoughts and allow you to drift of into a peaceful sleep ... Read more →

Special Insert - Japan Travel Day 8

Posted on October 19, 2014 by Shelley Krehbiel-Klein, Sister #5152

We interrupt this fabulous trip with a touch of the flu! This is me sitting in a hotel room, not far from my Western (thank God) style toilet. It sucks to be that girl, but thankful we didn't have anything truly planned until the weekend.

I don't normally dwell on the negatives, but with all the Ebola scare in the news, it made me start to think about how easily an epidemic can spread. Let's take my life for example ... Read more →

Old Fashion Thanksgiving - Keeping it Simple

Posted on October 19, 2014 by Tracy Fredrychowski, Sister #2523

As Thanksgiving approaches, I find myself wondering how our ancestors celebrated Thanksgiving.

From the beginning of time, Thanksgiving meant food and family. A time to celebrate the summer harvest and prepare for a long winter. Pantries were full, barns were stocked and families were anxious to sit back and enjoy some time together after a long working summer.

Here on our farm, I like to think we celebrate the same way. We spend the day together being thankful for the harvest and all the blessing the Lord has given to us throughout the year.

Over the last few years, I have been making Thanksgiving a little more old fashion ... Read more →

Starting a Homestead Isn't Cheap

Posted on October 19, 2014 by Sarah Houlihan, Sister #3828

Just a quick expenses list for starting our homestead so far, in case anyone was wondering ... Read more →

The Power Of Positive Thinking

Posted on October 19, 2014 by Tammy Trayer, Sister #4170

Have you ever paid attention to your thoughts or maybe that inner voice inside? Have you noticed that it can be pretty negative?

I am guilty of this too sometimes and I believe we all are… Sometimes we can be our worst enemy ... Read more →