Our Friend Needs a New Wife

We have a friend and brother in Christ who lost his wife in April of 2013. They had five children together and he shared recently with Matthew that he is now looking for a new wife. His name is Jacob. If you know of a woman who would love to stay home, raise children, home school and be a loving wife… one who isn’t concerned about living off of a meager income, please feel free to write us at geracihome@gmail.com

He is a simple, very loving and down to earth man so he is looking for a wife with likewise attributes.

In the meantime, here is a video of the memorial service which best depicts Jacob as a true family man:

Bike Ride Part II

 

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The West side of Lake Wannacut. People like to walk down to this point and fish.

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Down the road I go. This road is very bumpy with ridges and pretty sandy… Not my favorite place to ride, but soon I will be on pavement.

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The South end of the lake.

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Cows on the North end and horses on the South end. Now I’m on pavement for the rest of my ride.

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Where this road goes, I do not know. There are no houses to see…

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My favorite part of the ride… this road goes down to a barn on the left. It’s vast openness out here is incredible. I’d much rather live in an area like this than the lake. I wish the camera would capture what it really looks like out here on a sunny day.

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There’s the barn, my turnaround spot. I’ve had a good ride for 3 to 4 miles I am guessing.

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This is close to the barn. Just look at how thick those trees must have been.

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To show you how big it is out here, note the gate up on the hill…

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Heading home – I think I will go for a walk tomorrow. It was just a harder ride today and time for my body to rest a bit.

 

My Bike Ride – Part 1

I go for a bike ride each day for about an hour. It is my favorite time of the day because it’s simply beautiful living here. I thought I would take my camera along today to take pictures. I go one of two routes, so tomorrow I will do “My Bike Ride – Part II”.

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Down the road, maybe a mile from where we live. Wannacut Lake is on the right which you will see in the next picture, and there is a little body of water across the street from it as you see on the left.

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 Wannacut Lake – We live on the right side of it.

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 Up the first hill and looking back towards the lake which is on the left. DSC_0094

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Still riding…  Heading towards Blue Lake. Isn’t it pretty? DSC_0107 Approaching Blue Lake. DSC_0108 DSC_0110 DSC_0113

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My little turtle friend who came up to see me. DSC_0117              Up close DSC_0121

Shallow water with a clean, sandy bottom gives it this pretty green look. DSC_0134

On my way back, I stop here to drink some water and do whatever else is necessary.DSC_0136

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Our neighbor’s cows. Almost home!

Something We’ll Probably Never See Again

A moose in our backyard, so very close to our home. This morning we woke up to Leah saying that there was a black cow in our backyard, outside of our kitchen window. It was a MOOSE!DSC_0007I had to crop most of these pictures in order to see him better. DSC_0008 DSC_0011 DSC_0012See how close he is to our house? We stood outside our back step to take pictures of him. He seemed very calm and curious like a female cow. DSC_0014DSC_0015

We still stayed close to the door…. just in case. We were in such awe while taking these pictures. We still can’t believe it. DSC_0016 DSC_0019It’s too bad our neighbors weren’t home at the time, they would have thoroughly enjoyed it. DSC_0022 DSC_0024 DSC_0025

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Praying for Just One More…

I just had to post this. My husband some years ago prayed that we would have 8 children. We felt like this was God’s Spirit leading him to pray this. We’ve always believed we’d have 8 children after we had the first five. Well, it’s been a couple of years now since the twins have been born, one miscarriage soon after they were born and we’ve been pretty content. Still waiting, not much in the way of planning for the perfect moment to come together in hopes for another baby… no supplements or anything else to try to conceive. But, our time is closing in if it isn’t done already. With the thought of possibly taking down the cribs for the twins in a while, my heart somehow panicked. I want another baby! One more pregnancy. One more (or two – I love twins), baby to hold, to nurse, to love, to watch while he or she is sleeping. So, with prayer and more of a dedicated focus on trying to conceive, taking some maca and red clover and more prayer, maybe we’ll have another baby. Just maybe. Please Lord.

Wildlife, Basil and Other Things

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Here, dad and Hannah were going through the basis they picked just yesterday before the frost. The house was so fragrant for hours.

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Beautiful Fall weather. Our favorite (and shortest) time of year.

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Turkeys on the beach!

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Here are some turkeys that we see all over the area here. This flock was walking in our backyard the other day.

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Hannah and Elisabeth spotted this quail stuck in a fence of ours. Of course they had to bring him in to show us first before we let him go. He was surprisingly really calm. There’s a quail family that live in some bushes just up our driveway. They came out this last Spring with lots of new, little babies with them. It’s been fun watching them all over our yard this year.

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Mommy’s new Edwardian apron. I just got finished making this today. Here is where you can get the pattern if interested:

http://www.candleonthehill.net/store/catalog.php?item=266