Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Pumpkin pictures and Update

Hello friends and family.. I wanted to give you an update here on the farm.. Right now as I'm typing this its snowing again.. We have finally beginning to get snow.. We have gotten lots of rain and freezing rain..The ski hills will be happy to get all the new snow..

Ray has been busy cutting more wood and keeps us warm with our wonderful outdoor furnace.. It's so nice to have warm house and all the hot water we want..We are blessed.. Ray is still out of work been almost a year.. He has decided to not to return to work and will work the woods here at home sell a little wood for fire wood... Might sell some logs depends.. And he plans to expand the garden.. His goal is to live off the land more..

Ray is planning on making a building for our produce and bake goods we have grown into having a larger space.. We have bought a small cast iron wood stove to put into it we will extend our hours as well. So he will be starting up the sawmill to get the lumber for building..

And for me lets see I stay pretty busy I'm on some down time now I fell a week ago on ice and bruised my ribs ouch that is some sore.. I'm still busy taking orders on Wednesday and cooking Wednesday and Thursday.. Thursday is our pick up day on some orders.. For those that don't know I bake all sorts of things my signature is my homemade biscuits they are a big hit.. In the evening I'm putting together potholders and few other things to sell at the stand .. I've started do some sewing of new dresses for spring along with  aprons.. My head covering will match outfits..That's all the news for me...

On my dad thank you all for the prayers God is Good... he is home now and walking with a walker he even took his car out one day last week. So he is feeling good that he can get along fairly well now..

Lets see dew our greeter dog here at the farm is doing better with pumpkin the new puppy..They are finally getting along better Thank you Jesus and we have been praying hard on this.. Puppy will be five months old tomorrow she is still not trained outside but does most of her business outside with us taking her out every two hours or so..

Puppy__OUR CAT is not liking our puppy dog pumpkin he puts the paw right to her and she doesn't like it..

Our rabbit coco bun is doing great likes looking around in his cage and watching the puppy... Our parakeets are doing well singing all the time..

So that is all for an update so I'm going to post some pictures of my puppy pumpkin now...

God Bless and have a great day..

Monday, January 30, 2012


Joy gives you wings in difficult circumstances;
the problems don't go away
but you can rise above them.
Think about being in the presence of the most caring, compassionate, and loving person that you know. Now, multiply that feeling a hunderfed times, and you may get a sense of what it was like for the disciples to know jesus.
Are you jealous that Peter, John,and the rest of the gang got to know Jesus personally?Well, don't be. Oh, sure, you can't presently experience the  joy of seeing Him face to face, but that day will come. And in the meantime, you'll have the joy that comes from having a personal relationship with the Almighty God.
You  can connect with God and experience His abundant joy. Don't miss the opportunity.
"Truly, you will weep and mourn
over what is going to happen to me,
but the world will rejoice.
You will grieve, but your grief will suddenly turn to
wonderful joy when you see me again."
JOHN 16:20

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Control Your Anger

Control your anger or it will control you.

No emotion ignites quicker than anger. Yes,there is such a thing as love at first sight, but it's rare. Happiness takes a while to unfold, and sadness seems to creep up on you. But anger is a different animals. Someone says the worn thing, or you see something that upsets you and ,pow-the anger rises up like a volcano, erupting for all to see. And once it's out there, it's hard to put a cork on your anger.

The Bible instructs us to be slow to anger. It doesn't say we shouldn't get angry, because that would be like saying,"Don't breathe."We're human. We get angry. But when we are thoughtful and patient, hearing others out before making our pronouncements, we are less likely to be foolish or destructive in our anger. Here
s another reason to manage our anger: God is pleased when you keep your anger under control.
Your anger can never make things right in God's sight.
JAMES 1:20

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Cupid's Cupcakes..

Cupid's arrow hits the mark with these heart-shaped treats. To create the heart shape, place a small marble or a 1/2-inch ball of aluminum foil between each liner and one side of the tin (a great job for kids). This will push the paper into the batter to form the notch in the heart.
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs (for a white cake, use 6 egg whites)
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1 1/3 cups buttermilk (or 1 cup buttermilk and 1/3 cup plain yogurt)
  • 2 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 3 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp. light corn syrup
  • 1 tbsp. milk
  1. FOR CAKE: Preheat the oven to 350º. Butter and lightly flour your cake pans (see our list of pan sizes below). Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  2. Sift together the dry ingredients. Mix the buttermilk, vanilla extract and butter mixture into the dry ingredients, 1/3 at a time, scraping the bowl frequently. To create the heart shape, place a small marble or a 1/2-inch ball of aluminum foil between each liner and one side of the tin (a great job for kids). This will push the paper into the batter to form the notch in the heart. Pour into the prepared pans and bake according to the times listed below, but check for doneness a few minutes early or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let the cupcakes cool, then remove the marbles or foil balls. Serves 10 to 12.
  3. FOR BAKING: Two 8- or 9-inch rounds or squares; bake for 20 to 35 minutes. One 13-by-9-by-2-inch pan; bake for 35 to 40 minutes. Two Bundt or ring pans; bake for 20 to 30 minutes. Two 12-cup cupcake tins; bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Two 6-inch half spheres (available at cake supply stores) or two 1 1/2-quart ovenproof bowls (stainless steel or Pyrex); bake for 30 minutes. Two rimmed 12- or 14-inch pizza pans; bake for 20 to 30 minutes. Five mini loaf pans; bake for 20 to 30 minutes.
  4. FOR FROSTING: In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter until fluffy. Add the remaining ingredients and beat until smooth. Makes 4 cups.
  5. For Chocolate Frosting, substitute 1/2 to 3/4 cup of cocoa powder for an equal amount of confectioners' sugar. For, Lemon Frosting , substitute 1 teaspoon lemon extract for the vanilla extract and add the finely grated zest of 1 lemon. For Cream Cheese Frosting , substitute 4 ounces of cream cheese for 1/2 cup of butter and use lemon juice instead of milk. Beat in an additional 1 1/2 to 2 cups confectioners' sugar and omit the light corn syrup. For Strawberry Or Raspberry Frosting , add 1/4 cup seedless strawberry or raspberry jam to the basic frosting recipe. Add an additional 1/2 cup of confectioners' sugar and omit the light corn syrup

How Can You Help The Most?

The real test of how much you care for your friend is whether you are willing to confront your friend.
Today we're going to talk about a subject that you aren't going to like: confrontation. It is our humble (but probably correct) opinion that you avoid confrontations. How do we know this? Well, if you are like most people, you don't even have enough nerve to tell someone that they have a piece of spinach stuck between their teeth.
The Bible tells us that we are to confront a friend if we notice some aspect of our friend's life that is contrary to the character of Christ. Spotting the fault is not usually the problem. Saying something about it is where we get hung up.
Maybe you're reluctant to mention a problem in a friend's life because then your friend may feel the freedom to do the same to you. But you should welcome that kind of confrontation in your life because it will help you stay close to God.
Dear brothers and sister, if another Christian is overcome
by some sin, you who are godly should gently and humbly
help that person back onto the right path.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Be My Valentine Pizza Recipe

Be-My-Valentine Pizza RecipePhoto by: Taste of Home Be-My-Valentine Pizza Recipe Rating 5
Refrigerated pizza dough makes short work of this cute and crusty, heart-shaped entree. Topped with pepperoni, three kinds of cheese, olives, onions and sauce, this yummy Be-My-Valentine Pizza will steal the show…and hearts of any age when you bring it in.
This recipe is:

Be-My-Valentine Pizza Recipe

Take God's Commands Personally

Appreciate the commands of Scripture as much as the promises.
How we love the promises of God!
When you read the Bible and uncover a verse like Hebrews 11:6-"God rewards those who sincerely seek him"it's like you've found a treasure. Our natural inclination is to want to "claim on a rich vein of gold.
But what about the commands of Scripture?For some reason we tend to interpret a command like Mark 16:15 Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone, everywhere"as being more general in nature. Instead of personalizing it, we figure it applies to other people, especially those in full-time Christian service.
It is okay to take God's promises personally while applying His commands generally? We think you know the answer to that. All of God's Word is personal. All of it -the promises as well as the commands -applies to all of us.
You made me: you created me.
Now give me the sense to follow your commands.
PSALM 119:73

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Amazing Graze Farm Give Away Hurry On Over

Hurry on over for a great give away and say hi to Marci..
Here is the give away prizes. You may choose 2 towels from any of the colors shown in this picture and get the chicken timer and the bamboo spoon as well. To enter this give away, you must go to the store (link below) and tell me one item that would be at the top of your wish list. We are going to be doing other give aways so stay tuned. There has to be at least 15 entries before we draw a name. If you enter this one, that will count as an entry toward the next give away. :) You have to enter by either leaving a comment under THIS post or leaving a comment on the blog (Also listed below).



Thursday, January 19, 2012

Good Afternoon

Good afternoon family and friends.. Been busy here on the farm the last couple of days with orders.. Just finishing up with my last order of wheat bread and two dozen biscuits.. My first wheat bread came out great and it was rising and then I noticed oh now it started to sink?? so really don't know what happen maybe didn't have all the gases out?? So I had to start over so that has put me alittle behind but that is OK..
I have to go up town after my last customer picks his order up.. Then supper will be steak , rice and salad.. Dessert thinking about making apple pie with my apple pie filling I canned in the fall if I can find the energy...
All dishes done and kitchen clean bed made and bathrooms cleaned and floor swept I'm right on a roll today... Well the buzzer is going off for the bread... Hope every body is having a great day..
God Bless

Fried Cheesy Jalapeno Poppers

Fried Cheesy Jalapeño Poppers

Phew! I didn’t mean to be away this long. I missed you all!
I figured I’d take MLK day off, and then a recipe failure happened. And then I had to jump on a plane to head back east to bury myself in the work that I’ve been putting off for weeks. Procrastination, I hate you.
But good news: I’m here, working diligently and it’s awesome. I’ve been in this really awful anxious mood for the past few weeks, so all this doing, writing and completing feels refreshing and wonderful. SO, I’M BACK! And I brought cheese to this productive party, my dudes and dudettes. Cheese!

This recipe is inspired by a picture in the new issue of Saveur. The picture is just a few jalapeño peppers just laying there looking cute and delicious and fried.
I might’ve stared at the picture for an hour straight. Mainly because I knew under the fried bread crumbs cheese lived, and partly because after about 20 minutes of being on any plane I’m immediately ready to get off.
I get ansty. Bratty. And I always have to go to the bathroom. Basically I’m the worst plane neighbor ever. But I will share my food magazines with you and I’ll smile a lot. So there’s that.

I started by using an espresso spoon to get out of the seeds and membranes from each of the jalapeños. If you’re a lunatic and love spicy, then by all means leave them in.
These peppers are stuffed with a softened cream cheese, Monterey Jack mixture a spice or two and some salt and pepper. After they’re filled, they take two dips in the egg and bread crumb mixture. The two dips is pretty essential since jalapeños have super smooth skin and you really want the bread crumbs to stick. In some hot oil and out they come, all golden brown and gooey inside.
Fried, cheesy, spicy….and go!

Fried Cheesy Jalapeño Poppers
Print this recipe!
3 cups canola oil
16 jalapeños
6 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1 3/4 cup Monterey Jack, shredded finely
1/4 teaspoon cumin powder
Pinch of kosher salt
Pinch of freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups panko bread crumbs
1. Make a slit down the middle of each jalapeño, being sure to keep the stem end intact, and slice off the end. Using a small spoon (I used an espresso spoon), scoop out the membrane and seeds.
2. In a small bowl, mix together the cream cheese, Monterey Jack, cumin, salt and pepper.
3. Add canola oil to a medium pot (or cast iron skillet) and heat to 350F. Line a baking sheet with paper towels and set aside.
4. Meanwhile, stuff each jalapeño with a small spoonful of cheese mixture.
5. In batches, dip jalapeños in flour, egg, panko bread crumbs, and then dip once more in egg and panko bread crumbs. Transfer to hot oil and fry until golden brown, 2-3 minutes per side. Transfer to paper towels to drain and serve immediately.

Fried Cheesy Jalapeño Poppers

Crayon shaving hearts to hang..

Crayon shavings melted between wax paper and then cut into hearts make a beautiful display in windows. This is an oldie but goodie craft that we love. Here are ours made with lots of kid help! I can't think of anything more cheerful or happy hanging from a window.
We made lots of crayon shavings with a pencil sharpener.
Place shavings on a piece of wax paper.
Either place another piece of wax paper on top or fold over the edge to cover all of the shavings.

Iron on the lowest setting for about 1 second. You can go always go longer after checking to see if the shavings have melted. Be careful to not burn the wax paper. It is a good idea to do the ironing on a piece of newspaper. Some shavings could leak out of the sides and it does leave a residue underneath the wax paper. If you are worried about your iron, just place your wax paper between two sheets of newspaper or scrap paper.
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I think it is easiest for kids to trace around cardboard so I took cereal boxes and cut out heart shapes to be used for patterns. This is where you get variety so let the kids draw the hearts.
Draw around your pattern.
Cut out, hole punch and tie on ribbon, thread or fishing line. Hang!
Martha has directions and a gorgeous display at her place.

Keep A Balanced Perspective

The more you look up to God, the less you will look down on people.
Have you ever noticed how poorly people treat each other? We've all been there. We've all said something disparaging about another driver who cut us off in traffic. We've all read an article about some unfortunate soul and said, "He got what he deserved."
Why are we so quick to look down on other people? Is it because there's no other way to make ourselves feel better? That can't be it, because when it comes to others, the only way to improve our lives is to help them.
No, we think it has more to do with God. The less time we spend learning to know God and what He wants us to do, the more time we have to criticize others. On the other hand, the more we invite God into the detail of our lives, the more likely we will be encourage and lift up other people rather than tear them down..
Live a life filled with love for others,
following the example of Christ.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Valentines Day..

Well I've been thinking hard about this and have made a decision.. From today on I will try to post something with hearts and Valentines... God Bless

Seek This First

Next time you write out your priorities,make sure you put God at the top.
Whenever you set goals for yourself, it's important to prioritize them. Decide which ones are most important and do these first. Too often goals when we should be striving for the goals on the top shelf,even if they are harder to reach.
As you get to know God better, you will find that He will ask you to operate at a higher level of living.He wants you to reach for the top shelf. This has nothing to do with moving to the mountains or getting a promotion at work. What it means is that you shouldn't worry about your short-term, personal needs (they're important, but don't let them consume you). Trust God to provide for the everyday stuff, and then make in this world through the hearts of those who follow Him your highest priority.
He will give you all you need from day to day if you live for him and make the Kingdom of God
your primary concern.

Monday, January 16, 2012

10 Martin Luther King Jr,, Quotations

10 Martin Luther King, Jr., Quotations

Martin Luther King
Note from the Editor:
Martin Luther King, Jr. was a great preacher, orator and writer. He knew the power of words to challenge and inspire individuals and society. Words lead to actions, and in King's case, words provided a pathway to racial reconciliation and the cornerstones for building a more just American society.

These familiar quotes are as relevant today as they were when King first said them. While we chose these ten, there were hundreds of others equally compelling. We encourage readers to add their own MLK quotes below.
From every mountainside, let freedom ring. When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, "Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last! I Have a Dream, 1963.

Somehow this madness must cease. We must stop now. I speak as a child of God and brother to the suffering poor of Vietnam. I speak for those whose land is being laid waste, whose homes are being destroyed, whose culture is being subverted. I speak for the poor in America who are paying the double price of smashed hopes at home and death and corruption in Vietnam. I speak as a citizen of the world, for the world as it stands aghast at the path we have taken. I speak as an American to the leaders of my own nation. The great initiative in this war is ours. The initiative to stop it must be ours.
The Trumpet of Conscience, 1967.

Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time: the need for man to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence. Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.
Nobel Prize acceptance speech, Stockholm, Sweden, December 11, 1964.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction ... The chain reaction of evil -- hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars -- must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.
Strength To Love, 1963.

We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. Frankly, I have yet to engage in a direct action campaign that was "well timed" in the view of those who have not suffered unduly from the disease of segregation. For years now I have heard the word "Wait!" It rings in the ear of every Negro with piercing familiarity. This "Wait" has almost always meant "Never." We must come to see, with one of our distinguished jurists, that "justice too long delayed is justice denied."
Letter From A Birmingham Jail, 1963

Like anybody, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I'm not concerned about that now. I just want to do God's will. And He's allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I've looked over. And I've seen the Promised Land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the promised land!
I've Been To The Mountaintop, 1968

A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.
Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?, 1967.

You know my friends, there comes a time when people get tired of being trampled by the iron feet of oppression ... If we are wrong, the Supreme Court of this nation is wrong. If we are wrong, the Constitution of the United States is wrong. And if we are wrong, God Almighty is wrong. If we are wrong, Jesus of Nazareth was merely a utopian dreamer that never came down to Earth. If we are wrong, justice is a lie, love has no meaning. And we are determined here in Montgomery to work and fight until justice runs down like water, and righteousness like a mighty stream.
Address to the first Montgomery Improvement Association (MIA) Mass Meeting, at Holt Street Baptist Church, 1955

Men often hate each other because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don't know each other; they don't know each other because they can not communicate; they can not communicate because they are separated.
Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story, 1958

The gospel at its best deals with the whole man, not only his soul but his body, not only his spiritual well-being, but his material well being. Any religion that professes to be concerned about the souls of men and is not concerned about the slums that damn them, the economic conditions that strangle them and the social conditions that cripple them is a spiritually moribund religion awaiting burial.
Pilgrimage to Non-Violence, 1960

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Do You Want To Know God's Will?

If you want to know God's will, spend time with Him.
One of the mysteries of life is the will of God. We desperately want to know what God wants us to do,but we're not really sure how to find out. While it's that we'll never know all of God's will (After all, He's God),we can know a lot of what He wants us to do by spending time with Him.
Think about it on a human level. The more you get to know someone, the more you know what that person is like, and the more you know what that person is like, and the more you know what that person likes. That's what God's will is all about knowing what God is like and knowing what He likes. So you could say that the only way to really know God's will is to really know God. How do you do that? By reading the Bible His personal message to you, and by talking with Him is often as you can.
Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path.
PSALM 119:105

Saturday, January 14, 2012


If you want to have a great life for yourself, then give it away to God.
Ambition is natural.After all, you want a happy family,friendships, financial security, and good health. In other worked, you want a great life. It's only natural to have such ambitions and to do everything necessary to attain your goals. But should you be ambitious just because it comes naturally?
Jesus taught abut the great irony of self ambition. He said you must lose your life in order to deep it. This paradox forces you to choose which is more important:Your physical life or your eternal soul. Jesus taught that gaining everything on earth all the things that are supposed to make you happy,will still leave you emotionally bankrupt if you don't have a spiritual relationship with God.
God wants you to live with ambition and purpose , but He doesn't want your focus  to be self centered and self directed. Let God be your priority . Let living in His Kingdom be your ambition.
"And how do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose or forfeit your own soul in the process".
LUKE 9:25

Friday, January 13, 2012

So Happy....

I've been trying to figure out how to download a new look on my blog... And I did it by accident.. Everything I was doing was wrong... I would like to add different clip art and so on.. But this will do for now....

Up date we are just getting over a bad storm or 5" of snow and topped off with ice... Now we are going to have a cold front come through....

Well time to move on and work on

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Sourdough chocolate chip cookies...Recipe and picture

Good morning family and friends just a quick up date before I post the recipe.. We are having a a major snow Storm coming in now have white out conditions..

4 1/2 cups all pupose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter,softened
1 cup vegetable shortening..
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 1/4 cups brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup sourdough starter
4 large eggs
2 (12 ounce)  packages semisweet chocolate chips
1 3/4 cups chopped walnuts
1. Preheat oven to 375 F
2. In a large bowl combine flour, baking soda and salt, set aside.
3. In a Large mixing bowl,cream the butter, shortening, and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, beating until well blended. Add vanilla and sourdough starter:mixing well. Stir in flour mixture until just mixed. Fold in Chocolate chips and walnuts..
4. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Transfer cookies o wire rack to cool completely. Store in tightly covered container at room temperature.
Makes about 5 dozen cookies..

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Sourdough starter.. Picture

I've had some problems with the sourdough starter... But yesterday I changed the container from plastic to glass and scooped all out but 1/2 cup and started feeding... And wow look at it now.... God Bless..

I'm so happy can you see the Happy Dance? Went to Mexico and Rumford today came home and my sourdough had activated great... Yes I got it... Now to keep it.. Here it is.. First black line was yesterday and the second is where I feed it this morning and see how much it grew... I'm sooooo happy....

Monday, January 9, 2012

The USDA Agricultural survey... Voluntary not mandatory

The USDA Agricultural survey: Voluntary not mandatory

Marti Oakley (c) copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved
The USDA is busy sending out its Agricultural Survey attempting to elicit from unwary property owners, information regarding any agricultural production or livestock or poultry (this can be virtually ANY crop, animal or bird) that you may own and goes on to ask how much monetary value is placed on produce or the sale of animal/poultry products.  The [survey] also mentions that any one who produces and sells more than $1,000 per year is asked to voluntarily supply this information to the government.  $1,000 a year is such a paltry amount and is significant in the fact that this amount is so low as to encompass virtually anything you might wish to grow and produce even for your own use.  It would be virtually impossible for the federal government to confiscate food sources in the event they decide they must, unless they know first hand where that source is located and how much of it is there.
This is a voluntary survey and is not a [census].  Survey’s are voluntary, the census taken every ten years to do a head count of our population is not.
In a cleverly worded promotion on the USDA website:
“The 2012 census will be conducted late in 2012 and into 2013 to reflect 2012 farming activities.  It is the voice of agriculture:” 
Any person with estimated or expected annual sales of agricultural products of at least  $1,000 is considered a producer and should be counted. (emphasis mine)
Please note the word [should].  “Should” is not the same as “has to be”, “must be”, “is required to”.  Also note that there is no specified code citing or regulation designation; that’s because there isn’t one.  Agriculture is non-positive code & title #7,  and cannot be codified into public law as it is not in the enumerated powers within the constitution given to the federal government. Therefore, anything regarding agriculture coming from the federal government via one of its corporate federal agencies can only be voluntary.  That which is voluntary on the federal level cannot be made mandatory in the states.
Even if USDA has or will write such a code or regulation,  there is no underlying authority for enforcement.  Congress cannot delegate to one of its autonomous corporations power it does not possess itself.
It is important to understand the legalese applied to government documents, legislation, rules and regulations.  Word play, obvious deceptive language and ambiguity are routinely used to deceive the public into believing a rule or regulation is mandatory when in fact it is only voluntary; its just something they want to do or want you to do, for which they have no actual authority to implement.  But as long as you comply, voluntarily, the game is on.
The word [census] has been inserted in place of the word [survey].  Regardless, this is a survey and is not a census as is described in the Constitution or by law.  This survey does not qualify as a census; it is simply an attempt to get you to voluntarily supply personal information about your private property and activities to the USDA and intentionally written to include the word census in order to make it appear that the information they are attempting to collect is somehow necessary and constitutionally allowed.  It is a deception and one many people are thinking must be adhered to.  After all… does say census and we all have to fill out the census.  This USDA survey does not qualify as a census as defined by law.
**Note: This is akin to the replacing of  [treaty] with the word [agreement].  Many people believe that trade agreements are the same thing as constitutional treaty’s.  The first is a corporate government to government contract agreement, and the second is a Constitutionally recognized treaty ratified by the states which then becomes supreme law of the land.  Agreements are not enforceable anywhere except in the District of Criminals, insular possessions and territories of the federal government.
Make sure I’m counted!  NOT! 
This includes retirement/lifestyle farms and ranches that grow a small amount of plants or crops or keep only a few animals, up to the largest of operations and everything in between. Landowners that only have income from government programs are also counted as farms.
Now why would the USDA be after retirement/lifestyle farms and ranches?  Of what possible use could this information be the USDA?  You aren’t supplying anyone, and you aren’t engaged in commerce.  And, because you aren’t, you are not subject to USDA rules and regulations.
What are they really after?
How can you possibly control the most lucrative and valuable economic sector if you cannot control who has access?
The information USDA is attempting to collect is and will be used to establish a database of just exactly who is growing what crops or animals, and how much of it.  This information will be especially useful if and when a national emergency is declared.  The USDA will supply the roadmap to every source of food in the US right down to the small home gardeners and hobby farmers with a few head of goats.
This information will also be used to track and tax any food source even those from small personal use operations.  It will also be used to establish new regulations and rules in order to make the growing of small crops and the keeping of small numbers of animals prohibitive for anyone other than large industrialized producers.
With the attempts to yet again establish the National Animal Identification System (NAIS), now renamed, Animal Disease Traceability (ADT) and to force the establishment of national herds, rather than privately owned herds or livestock wherein actual livestock owners are relegated to “stakeholders” implying that they have an interest in, but are not the owners of said livestock, it would not be prudent to supply USDA with any information whatsoever.
In addition to attempting to deceptively take ownership of private property in the form of livestock, is also the effort to make illegal any crops of any kind other than those grown and supplied by Big-Ag and the bio-pirates.  The USDA is so heavily in bed with industrialized ag operators, they cannot be trusted to oversee or to control independent and family producers.
As the USDA exists today, it is simply the hammer used to beat down any competitors to the multi-national corporate producers.  Market monopoly can only be obtained if you eradicate all the competition.  This is the main purpose of USDA today; to make farming and ranching of any size untenable for anyone other than the corporate contracting partners with USDA.
About that survey
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Hello family and friends.. Been still pretty busy keep thinking things will show down but not yet.. Saw my dad in Re-Hab today and he looks good still not moving much thanks for the prayer.. we are still praying he goes to the Dr. on Wednesday hope to hear good news..

Been real busy with orders and I've got more orders  the end of week... week biscuits, jam, bread so busy is good..

Still no much snow we are suppose to have some snow coming in on Thursday.. It has been really warm weather for Maine.. Not much snow we have been getting rain and freezing rain..

Our puppy pumpkin is really growing she went to the vets a few days ago and she weighs 8.6 that's my girl... Her and dew are getting along better since she now has two playpens.. She still isn't potty trained and won't bark or anything when she has to go.. So I'm busy taking her out all the time as well..

I'm playing with a sourdough starter and will post pictures of it .. I'm in hopes to start making sourdough bread and more.. Tonight I made rosemary bread that I will post now.. So good night .. God Bless...

Rosemary Bread .... The rosemary I cut from my house plants.. how fresh is that..

Sunday, January 8, 2012


Your self-esteem should not be deried from how great you think you are but from how much God loves you.
There is a lot of talk these days about building our "self-esteem" so you will have confidence to make it in society. But confidence placed in yourself is doomed for failure (because you'll someday learn that you aren't as great as you have been telling yourself). Instead of being confident in yourself, try placing your confidence in God, who will never fail you.
If you belong to God, there is no one or nothing that can separate you form His love and protection. This can give you real confidence. Circumstances can be tough , but He will see you through. Even death won't defeat you.
God loves you so much that He allowed His Son to die on the cross for you. That is the kind of love in which you can place all of your confidence.
I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from his love,
Death can't and life can't . The angels can't, and the demons
can't . Our fears for today, our worries about tomorrow,
and even the powers of hell can't keep God's love away.
ROMANS  8:38

Saturday, January 7, 2012

There's Nothing You Can Do

Thank God that your salvation does not depend on you.
In the physical world there are many ways to be saved, but first you have to be in a situation  where you would eventually die without help. A guy in a lifeboat could pull you out of freezing water, or a skilled surgeon could save your life on the operating table . In either case you would be saved, and there would be nothing you could do to save yourself.
The same principle applies in the spiritual world. All of us are in a situation where we will eventually die without help, and there's nothing we can do to save ourselves. You could thrash around in the freezing water, you could try to operate on yourself, but all of your efforts would be futile.
All of our efforts won't help us spiritually, either, but God is willing to save us--if we will only believe in Him.
God saved you by his special favor when you beleived.
And you can't take credit for this;it is a gift from God.

Our my sourdough starter today..

I'm so happy I got my sourdough starter in the mail today.. I will start feeding it in just a short bit.. Hope to start making bread by next Saturday.. Its cloudy here and warm.. We have company and they are playing wii.. so wii party here this afternoon..

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Busy day and night.. Picture

Well I've been busy tonight.. Decided to make donuts after my oatmeal bread was rising.. So here is a picture of the donuts . So now I get to have some down time..

Oatmeal Bread: King Arthur Flour

Oatmeal Bread: King Arthur Flour

I will be making this bread this afternoon... Hope every one is well God Bless

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

In The Beginning..

Either God created the heavens
and the earth, or He didn't.
Unless we know where our world came from, we don't really know where it's going. And we don't know where we're going, either. That's why there's such a huge debate about how the universe began. The answer goes to the heart of our very existence.
There are only two options when it comes to the beginning of the universe. The first option is that a personal, intelligent, all -powerful, all knowing, self-existent Creator made the heavens and the earth in perfect balance and harmony.The second option is that everything in the universe came from nothing. It"Made"itself. (To get a sense of this, next time you get into your car, without the help of a designer and manufacturer.)
There are no third or fourth options that some impersonal "force"brought the universe into existence, or that a speck of energy exploded into stars and planets and life. Either God made everything or He didn't.
In the beginning God created the heavens
and the earth.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Monica Orr up and going..    Hurry on over and check Monica Orr out she is getting her blog up and going again...

May you all have a great day.. God Bless