Saturday, November 29, 2008


Abigail and Hoss on a afternoon ride.
Abigail playing ping pong.
Ben showing that the ice is ready to skate on!
Abigail and Hoss, Rachel and Angel riding in the woods.
Abigail and I goofing off with our new cameras!

So did you get out shopping yesterday? Now, I usually don't like shopping, but I love to watch crowds, so I went with Dad, Abigail and Rachel at 5:00 a.m. where we went to Angola (IN). We first went to Meijers and got shampoo and Dad got an MP3 player. Then we went to Rural King and were going to get some saw horses but put them back when we saw the lines. After that we headed over to Khols and got some great deals. We got two electric griddles for $10 each! They were really $20 but there was a $10 rebate so that was an awesome deal! We stopped at TSC but didn't get anything, then headed over to Menards. Now on our way to Meijers earlier in the morning we had seen a LINE in front on Menards and at quarter to 6 there were probably at least 100 people there in line!!! When were got there around 6:30, it was a mad house. The whole main isle COULD NOT be walked through. The 15 check out lanes where lined up with at least 20 people in each line. It was unreal. Needless to say, we did not get any of the awesome deals that were there. Then we came to our little Coldwater where things were much calmer. We stopped at Family Farm and Home and got some buckets and sunflower seeds and Abigail bought some overalls. Then we headed over to Coldwater Meijers to get milk and Dad got a good deal on some coffee and then Abigial and I each got our deal of the cameras! There were originally $119, but we got them for only $50! We did have to buy a memory card which were about $15 a piece, but I still think it was a slammin' deal! So needless to say, after all that it was really worth it. They are awesome cameras and I already have 63 on mine and have already deleated a bunch!!! Oh, and I can get almost 2300 pictures on that little thing! I have posted some of the pictures I took with it yesterday.

Have a great Saturday!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Psalm 71

Last night I was reading my Bible and came across Psalm 71. Verse 5 (For thou art my hope, O Lord GOD: thou art my trust from my youth.) really blessed me. You know, with all the issues such as wars, economic issues, etc. we need to just trust in God and run to Him when we are worried or afraid. He is our help in time of need. Isn't is wonderful? I thought I would post the whole passage so that others may be blessed by it as well.

Psalm 71

1 In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion.

2 Deliver me in thy righteousness, and cause me to escape: incline thine ear unto me, and save me.

3 Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: thou hast given commandment to save me; for thou art my rock and my fortress.

4 Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.

5 For thou art my hope, O Lord GOD: thou art my trust from my youth.

6 By thee have I been holden up from the womb: thou art he that took me out of my mother's bowels: my praise shall be continually of thee.

7 I am as a wonder unto many; but thou art my strong refuge.

8 Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honour all the day.

9 Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth.

10 For mine enemies speak against me; and they that lay wait for my soul take counsel together,

11 Saying, God hath forsaken him: persecute and take him; for there is none to deliver him.

12 O God, be not far from me: O my God, make haste for my help.

13 Let them be confounded and consumed that are adversaries to my soul; let them be covered with reproach and dishonour that seek my hurt.

14 But I will hope continually, and will yet praise thee more and more.

15 My mouth shall shew forth thy righteousness and thy salvation all the day; for I know not the numbers thereof.

16 I will go in the strength of the Lord GOD: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only.

17 O God, thou hast taught me from my youth: and hitherto have I declared thy wondrous works.

18 Now also when I am old and greyheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to every one that is to come.

19 Thy righteousness also, O God, is very high, who hast done great things: O God, who is like unto thee!

20 Thou, which hast shewed me great and sore troubles, shalt quicken me again, and shalt bring me up again from the depths of the earth.

21 Thou shalt increase my greatness, and comfort me on every side.

22 I will also praise thee with the psaltery, even thy truth, O my God: unto thee will I sing with the harp, O thou Holy One of Israel.

23 My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto thee; and my soul, which thou hast redeemed.

24 My tongue also shall talk of thy righteousness all the day long: for they are confounded, for they are brought unto shame, that seek my hurt.

AKC registered lab puppies

Ben enjoys the puppies! I am sure you all would too....:)

Just for all of you puppy lovers and those interested in a puppy, we have lab puppies for sale! They will be the perfect age at Christmas time and the perfect gift! Females are $350, males are $300. If you are interested, please email soon to get yours ordered before they all go!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

I'm Thankful

I am thankful for:

Mornings(I love mornings)

Adoption in Christ
Kids(both human and animal!!)
Family & freedom
United States of America

With Thanksgiving here, I thought I would post a few things I am thankful for. I also have a thought for you all, why do we only really talk about things we are thankful for on Thanksgiving? Shouldn't we always be thanking God for all He has done for us? He sent His only son to die for us and Jesus rose again so that we may be saved! Isn't that something to be thankful for?

So what are you thankful for Thanksgiving? Leave a comment and let us know! There is so much to be thankful for here in America. We are so blessed here. We have freedom which not too many countries have. We have family around us. We have the ability to travel and see family far away. These are just a few. So today, just take a moment with your family around you and each say a few things you are thankful for.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Your next 5 minutes

Today while I was cleaning the pantry I had Steven Curtis Chapman's CD "Dive" on and I was struck by the song Next 5 Minutes. I was listening to it and I heard the words "I'm living the next 5 minutes like these are my last 5 minutes, 'cause I know the next 5 minutes may be all I have." I realized how true these words are and how I must live my minutes as though they were my last. Here are the words to the song, hopefully someone else can be blessed by them as well.

Next 5 Minutes

I can reminisce about the already
I can worry and fret about the not yet
But when it all comes down I know it really
Really all comes down to the right now
So right now

I'm living the next 5 minutes
Like these are my last 5 minutes
'Cause I know the next 5 minutes
May be all I have
And after the next 5 minutes
Turn into the last 5 minutes
I'm taking the next 5 minutes
And starting all over again
Starting all over again

Every moment God is giving is precious
Every heartbeat, ever breath I take
We'll never have them back once they've left us
There will never be another right now
So right now

I'm living the next 5 minutes
Like these are my last 5 minutes
'Cause I know the next 5 minutes
May be all I have
And after the next 5 minutes
Turn into the last 5 minutes
I'm taking the next 5 minutes
And starting all over again
Starting all over again

This is the day, this is the hour
This is the moment the Lord has made

I'm living the next 5 minutes
Like these are my last 5 minutes
'Cause I know the next 5 minutes
May be all I have
And after the next 5 minutes
Turn into the last 5 minutes
I'm taking the next 5 minutes
And starting all over again
Starting all over again

Before....and After

Just for your amusement, do you think we have enough Kleenexes for the year?
The kitchen closet before....
And the kitchen closet after!
The tapes before.....
And the tapes after!

One of the good things about having company!

Thanksgiving is at our house this year and the cleaning frenzy has begun! I thought I would post a few pictures of our cleaning day here at Asher Acres. Just for your information, this happens every time the whole family comes....either Mother's day or Thanksgiving. It is what I call spring and fall cleaning. Hey, whatever gets this house cleaned is great! As you see in the pictures, it was quite a mess, high time for a good cleaning!
I am going to post a few more pictures of before and after!

Just FYI, this took about 4 hours to clean, so yeah, it's not always to perfect looking.*roll eyes*
This is another after cleaning photo. You should have seen it before!
Mom in the process of cleaning the kitchen.
Doesn't Abigail look excited!!! Book shelve cleaning time.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

More puppy pics!

Yeah, you all are like no news huh? Then how come two post on one day? Well, I promised pictures didn't I? And I didn't say anything about our puppies in my previous post. So, Molly's puppies are all doing great. We haven't had one die and they are all so precious! Their eyes are all open now and they are starting to walk around, not just drag themselves in little areas. They all go to the bathroom in one little spot and crawl over there to "go" and come back and lay with the rest of their siblings. Enjoy all the pictures!!!

Do I have ANY news?

I am sure everyone has given up on me posting anything on this blog! Sorry guys! Not much interesting has been going on here though, so I am not even quite sure what I will tell you all about. Well, lets see, about a week ago we bought a new LaMancha buck from Autumn Acres. He is just a kid from this year but he is MASSIVE! I think we will certainly be able to add a good amount of size using him. We did not breed any of our does this year with him, but next year all of the LaMancha does will be bred to him. I am really excited about this years kidding season as I think we are going to get some beautiful kids and FINALLY see udders on the kids born in 2008! But that is still months away.....starting in late January and last one should go in mid-march. It is going to be a long drawn out process, but hey, we are freshening 19 or 20!!!! Oh, and unfortunately my Boer doe kid from this spring got in with my Alpine buck, so we are going to be some cross babies. Oh well, what can I do about it? She is plenty big enough and I am not worried about it. On to other news, um.....lets see......schoolwork? That is hardly news. Um......not much going on here, can you tell? :) Oh, I just thought of something!!! We butchered 2 cows, Belle and Daisy. So, if anyone wants grassfed beef, we have plenty for sale! We actually had to go out and buy another freezer. We are all set for winter with 2 chest freezers full of beef, 1 chest full of chicken and pork 1 upright full of fruits and vegetables, 1 refrigerator freezer of jam and 1 of stuff(yeah, like all the stuff you are supposed to have in freezers, like ice cream, etc.), a whole pantry full of 500 quarts of canned goods plus all of the other pantry items(beans, rice, wheat berries and then other not so healthy items like chocolate bars and hamburger helper that someone gave us).
Well, I guess that is enough for now. If I think of something, I will try to post it. Sorry for not posting any pictures this time, I am on my laptop and I don't have any pictures on it.
TTYL(Talk To You Later)!