HalleluYah!


imageI just want to offer up a quick praise to my Father, YHWH.  For the past month I have had a buck in quarantine.  There was a possibility that he had a dreaded goat disease that is very contagious.  I had two separate tests done which took a total of three weeks and today I got the final results.  He is negative for the disease!  I am soooo thankful!  Thank you, YHWH!

Also, please pray with me regarding a person involved with this situation. I want to honor YHWH and also be just to all involved and she is making it very difficult. Thank you.

A Bold Statement


I am going to step out on a limb and make a very bold statement today. I’m sure it won’t be a very popular one, but it is something I feel very strongly about! The topic is what we put into our bodies, and more specifically food and imm.unizati0ns.

The bold statement? I believe it is SIN, yes, I said SIN, to immunize and to eat some of the GM0 food. Why?

Read this article to learn why I feel this way about vac.cines

Read this article to learn why I feel this way about GM0

The bottom line is, putting aborted babies inside your body, or monkey cells, or poison, is a sin.  Eating something that changes your DNA would also be a sin.  Some GM0 food contains human DNA, so eating that would be akin to cannibalism, which is also a sin.

I think it’s a pretty simple idea.  What do you think?

From the Home Front


I am overjoyed to report that this year we have not had any losses on the farm.  Last year we had enough to make up for the rest of time as far as I’m concerned…  We presently have too many goats and have 6 up for sale.  I went a little crazy buying goats late in the spring and now that the kidding is mostly over, I have a better idea who I want to keep and who needs to go.  =)  I am also embarking on a new adventure!  In the next month I hope to have a fiber animal on the farm.  My first choice would be a registered Pygora, but the closest one is in Oregon or Washington and I don’t want to travel that far, so I will probably end up with a local Angora doe.  I am super excited to learn how to shear, wash, pick, card, and spin my yarn over the next year(s).

This is what an angora goat looks like:

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Our sweet little puppy is getting bigger all the time!  He is finally calming down and acting less like a puppy!  Whew!  If I had known how much work a puppy was, I don’t think I would have brought him home!  =)  Goat kids are MUCH easier!  LOL  But all of our hard work is paying off and we are pleased as punch with this boy (most of the time).  

This is the most recent picture I have of him, but it’s already outdated:

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We have a Buff Orpington hen setting on some Americauna eggs, so we are counting down the days until the little chicks hatch!  It’s typcially 21 days from the time they begin setting.  We are about halfway there as of today.  There isn’t much that is sweeter than watching a row of chicks hopping through the tall grass to follow their mama around!  Well, maybe watching baby goats play.  =)

Due to our ample supply of milk, I am finding many creative ways to try new recipes!  I made my first cheddar with the wonderful hand made cheese press a dear friend made for me!  It is in the refrigerator curing.  We’ve also been having chevre and homemade ice cream on a regular basis. (yum) I keep a quart of milk kefir going and am about to make my second batch of yogurt.  What a gift it is to have goats and milk!  Thank you, Father!

Yummilicious


For the past three months we have been experimenting with a different way of eating, based on Know The Cause.  It hasn’t always been a lot of fun, but I did lose ten pounds, which puts me at my pre-children weight.  That part was a lot of fun. =)  Along the way we have found some delicious gluten-free, kosher, fungus free, organic recipes to share and I thought it was about time… so get your printer ready!  You will want to make these ASAP!

picture from 'oh she glows . com'

picture from ‘oh she glows . com’

Sweet Potato Salad

  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1/2 medium-size red bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1/4 inch dice
  • 4 scallions, white and light green parts, finely chopped
  • 1 can black beans
  • handful of walnuts
  • handful of raisins (optional)

Dump all of the above into a bowl.  Add the below mixture and toss until fully coated.

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoon lime juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup of fresh chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon of chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

Serve cold.  This is delicious with salmon.

Sourdough Oatmeal Bread

Mix the below together

  • 1.5 cups oat flour (or rice)
  • 1 cup arrowroot flour
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1 t salt

Mix the below together

  • 1 cup sourdough starter
  • 3/4 cup warm milk
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

Now mix everything together and let rise in a warm over for 1 hour.  Transfer to loaf pan and let rise 30 minutes.  Bake at 350º for 45 minutes.

Sour Dough Starter:

Mix 1/2 cup of flour and 1/2 cup of water in a bowl.  Cover with breathable cloth and secure with a rubber band.  Every 12 hours feed t 1/4 cup of flour and 1/4 cup of water.  In 3-7 days it should be foamy and bubbly.  At this point it can be used. Continue feeding every 12 hours.

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Next time we will share Pumpkin Egg Nog, Oatmeal Brownies and Quinoa Chocolate Cake – all gluten-free, organic, kosher and fungus free!

BONUS:  Wayfare products – an ice cream-like  non-dairy product made with oats that is SOOOO delicious!  We just discovered it!  If you can get your store to carry this, I HIGHLY recommend it!  Wow!  Yum!

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Pup


Pup

Here he is! 10 weeks and a few days old. I have high hopes for this boy. Helping me herd the goats is one of my goals for him. Right now he is busy learning come, no bite, submit, sit, go potty outside and down… And growing like a weed. Because this is not yet a registered breed, the size is quite variable. He could be anywhere from 15-30 pounds when full grown. He has doubled his weight in the last two weeks, so I’m guessing he will be more toward the 30 pound size.

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Update


Pesach, Unleavened Bread and First Fruits are gone for another year and we are in the midst of the countdown to Shavuot.  This year there was a blood moon during this season.  Another will follow during the fall feasts this year, spring feasts next year and fall feasts again next year.  Is there any significance to FOUR blood moons in a row during the feasts of YHWH?  I think so!  Stay tuned =)

Our household is busy this time of year.  We have a 9 week old puppy.  He is a shelti-aussie-doodle and we have given him the name Asher.  He is a very smart pup and I am learning just how much work it is to have a puppy!  I haven’t had a 9 week old puppy for over 20 years.  =)

Kidding season is approaching as well.  This year we hope to have LOTS of milk to drink and make cheese, ice cream, yogurt and maybe even soap.  I am greatly anticipating this.  It’s been over 6 months since we had fresh goat milk!

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Life continues on our mini farm.  The warmer weather has finally arrived and we are cleaning up barns, sheds and the property.  Soon we will plant seeds indoors and prepare the raised beds for planting in about 6 weeks.  

I continue to study the calendar as well as what it means to be a Hebrew.  What a satisfying Way of life!  Oh that everyone could experience the true shalom that comes from following the Messiah and our Father’s Torah. 

I apologize for the lateness of this post.  I will attempt to post something more meaty in the near future =)

Science for Home Education


I haven’t watched all of these, but the ones I have seen are very interesting and thought provoking.  They are NOT the norm and do not teach what many textbooks teach.  I highly recommend watching WITH your child and then test what is said.  BUT – remember also to be teachable and have an open mind.  I personally tend to agree with his view on the earth and the sun as that is what Enoch seems to teach.  Yesterday I took the sunrise/sundown for a year and put them in a chart according to Enoch’s calendar and was AMAZED, simple amazed at how it matched up!  The portals fit. =)

So if you are brave enough to let your scientific knowledge be challenged, here it is!  Have fun!

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/malcolmbowden/indexx.htm

More Separation


Some members within our household recently made more decisions regarding days we will no longer celebrate.  Rather than state ALL of them, I will just say that the only days we ARE going to celebrate are the Feasts of YHWH, Hannukah (not sure how yet), Purim and maybe we will acknowledge the 9th of Av.  In summary: every. single. traditional. american. holiday. has origins in paganism.  If you look in my FAQ section you will learn more about why we have made these decisions as you look through the individual days.

Feasts

Sadly, we have made some people very upset, which we expected.  We have received some serious accusations.  Does it hurt?  Of course it does.  But we are seeking to please our Father above all else and there is no day that is so sentimental or so special that we will not give it up for Him.  Our obedience to Him is of utmost importance and this is ONE of the ways we can show Him that we love Him =)

Basically, this does not leave *any* days for our children to receive gifts… ???  WHAT?!

  • First of all, the children make their own decisions.  I do not force it on any of them.  I am continually amazed at the decisions these young adults make.  I am so thankful for them and their desire to please their Creator!
  • Second, why is it such a big deal?  Are gifts really that important?  Can’t we show love in other ways?
  • Third, the focus should not be on the children in the first place.  They are PART of the family union, not the MAIN part.
  • If a person really feels they need to give us gifts, we would be glad to receive them during Purim.  Our favorite gifts would be: shopping trips WITH the giver, gift certificates, or there’s always cash =)
  • The BEST gift would be a loving attitude toward us, knowing that we do not have ulterior motives of selfishness or trying to take away all the fun, but TRUSTING that we are making decisions based on what we see in Scripture and the principles contained there.  I would take that gift every day of the year! =)

There are so many days to spend time together.  So many foods that our Creator HAS given us to enjoy.  So many ways we CAN show love to each other.   Why not focus on all of these things rather than dwelling on the changes in our diet, the days we do not celebrate or the lack of opportunities to give gifts?

Planned Barrenhood


Before I was married, WAY back in the 80s, I read a book that was to change my thinking in so many areas!  The book was “The Way Home” by Mary Pride.  Mary led the way for so many changes in the lives of MANY people and I am so thankful for that!  The topic of THIS post is only one of the subjects she covered… birth control. It is so important that the entire first half of the book covers this topic.  In fact, I am going to place a link to the book right here so you can purchase it!  PLEASE DO!  This information is SO NEEDED in our day – especially among believers =)

The Way Home: Beyond Feminism, Back to Reality

(this link goes to my Amazon store and I get a little commission from the sales.  Thank you for helping support our family with your purchase)

So on to the subject at hand.  I am actually going to use this book and another book called “Be Fruitful and Multiply by Nancy Campbell as springboards for a Scripture study.  I already *know* how the Creator feels about this, but I want to be able to share with others from Scripture and not just from these two wonderfully written books!  I think this area of our lives as believers is one of THE most important and one that truly shows where our hearts are at more than just about anything else!

Yikes!  I know this topic will be VERY controversial, but I truly feel it is URGENT to talk about!

This will be an ongoing discussion.  Todays post is just the introduction.  I welcome your comments, even those that disagree… as long as you are respectful and back up what you say with Scripture. =)

I will leave you with this thought as we begin our journey into the study of the gift of children…

The very FIRST command ever given to mankind can be found in Genesis chapter 1 and verse 28

“And Elohim …said to them, “Be fruitful and increase, and fill the earth and subdue it, and rule over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the heavens, and over all creeping on the earth”

Promoting a Lie


I am appalled at the number of believers this year who are participating in Hallowe’en.  It shows me where our country and more importantly the Body of Messiah has gone in the past year.  Maybe I am just more aware of it than I have been in the past, but I have been avoiding pagan celebrations for 3 years now and some of these folks are what I thought were more solid believers.  It makes me heart sick.  Especially since Hallowe’en is one of the more obvious evil days.  Oh Father, how long will you withhold your wrath?

When it comes to Xmas, if we are truly honest with ourselves, we must admit that promoting it as the birth of Messiah is really a lie and a coverup.  Certainly those who stand behind the pulpits are aware of the history of Xmas and where it came from.  And with the internet, the average person has much more exposure to the truth of the pagan celebrations.  Very little room for ignorance.

Just what is it about Xmas that is so important that we can’t give it up?

Is it pride?

“Everyone will think I’m legalistic.”

“They will wonder why I’ve done it all these years and now I’m not.”

Is it selfishness?

“I love the food, the lights, the “feeling”, the “spirit of xmas”, the parties, the family time, the gifts…”

(are all these things more important than pleasing our Creator?)

Is it stubbornness?

“I don’t care about the pagan history of December 25, that’s not what it means to ME.”

“God understands. Times have changed. “

“all the pagan things have now been redeemed and are no longer wrong”

(what???)

“If I want to celebrate His birthday on the wrong day and use pagan practices, He doesn’t care. He used to care, but He has changed His mind about it.”

(Really? )

Is it fear?

“My family will think I’m too good for them. They will mock me.”

“My friends won’t understand. They will talk about me.”

Is it manipulation/rationalization?

“We have redeemed xmas.”

“The Church Fathers and/or Constantine instituted xmas and that overrides Moses”

(can man redeem something YHWH calls an abomination?)

It is ignorance?

Maybe, but word is getting out quickly… it is our DUTY to study with an open mind and see what YHWH has to say about it, not what MAN has to say.

Think about it.

I ran across yet another example in Scripture of someone who wanted to choose their own way to celebrate instead of following the specific way YHWH commanded.  It is found in 1 Kings 12.  Go back and read the rest of the story to find out if YHWH was pleased with observing a feast declared unto Him using pagan methods and mans ideas.

32And Jeroboam appointed a feast on the fifteenth day of the eighth month like the feast that was in Judah, and he offered sacrifices on the altar. So he did in Bethel, sacrificing to the calves that he made. And he placed in Bethel the priests of the high places that he had made. 33He went up to the altar that he had made in Bethel on the fifteenth day in the eighth month, in the month that he had devised from his own heart. And he instituted a feast for the people of Israel and went up to the altar to make offerings.

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