growing grace farm

The year I turned 40 and was diagnosed with cancer, I decided it was time.  No more dreaming about my wished-for farm out in the country with acres of land and a lovely old farmhouse.  I was determined to have less grass and more vegetables.  I wanted chickens free ranging among flowers and fruit.  I…

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gardening

When my daughter was very young, she asked me one day if I had gone outside and put my hands in the dirt yet.  When I asked her why, she noted very matter-of-factly that I was grumpy and that playing in the dirt always made me happy.  She was right!  Being outside was not only…

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homesteading

What can I say about homesteading?  Some might consider it a trendy term for those who engage in activities that were the norm years ago–canning, freezing, dehydrating, cooking, gardening, homemaking, etc.  Personally, I consider it another prayer practice.  Prayer?  Yes, prayer. Several years ago my spiritual director asked me, “What is your prayer practice like?”…

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