BIBPC 7 Category 4

Hello everyone, it’s been a crazy busy week. In fact it’s been so busy that I missed BIBPC Category 3, which was sad cause it was a really cool prompt.

At some point I will be posting a more substantial post. I do not have time at the moment, but I will work away at it, and sometime it will arrive. Sometime.

But for today, I just have one thing for you: a lopsided stack of books!

Yep, the photo prompt this week is “Lopsided.” And so I decided to make the most lopsided stack of books possible. And take a picture of it. Funny how hard it was to do both those things. Because a lopsided stack of books… well… it doesn’t stay that way. I guess it’s called gravity.

Here’s my picture, taken just seconds before all the books collapsed onto the floor.

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(smaller version)

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And seconds later…

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This was pretty fun!

Hope you’ve been enjoying these posts as much as I have!

Have a blessed week!


“Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.”

-Philippians 4:8 (NASB)


 

Fall is Here! (Or a some kind of photo dump)

It is finally starting to feel like Fall has mostly arrived. So far it has been the warmest Fall that I remember! Most people (normal people) are wearing coats by now, but it hasn’t gotten down to 35 degrees yet, thus it is still too warm for so much as wearing long-sleeved shirts. I run warm. How did I ever survive Summer?

This post will mostly be a bunch of photos with my commentary mingled amongst them.

We are in the middle of fall calving right now. The baby calves are all so cute! I got some great pictures of a baby calf that I caught fast asleep. It barely woke up when I came over to it, so I just kept creeping closer and snapping pictures. Here are some of them.

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This was the closest up I got until the calf got up. To bad. I really wanted to pet it.

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In this photo you can see the protective mama cow in the background. There was an electric fence in between her and her calf, and she did not appreciate me getting so close to her adorable calf. She kept making mooing sounds, trying to tell her calf to get up and away from me.

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Then the calf got up and I snapped one picture of her (below) before she ran off to her mama.

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Then I noticed that my dad was in the middle of letting the spring calving group of mamas and grown up calves into a beautiful field of fall pasture. “What a good photo opportunity!” I thought. So I ran down to capture some photos of that. They turned out nice and worked out well for some photos I was needing to get for my dad. Here are some.

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I love them!!!! I also got some good photos of the fence (I know, sounds SOO boring).

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Now for Autumn pictures!

More Leaves!

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Lastly, here are two photos of some store-bought chicks. They’re getting pretty big!

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Hope you enjoyed this somewhat random and short post!


 

Check out my updated photo gallery here! I like it a lot better than the old one:)

Have a great day!

“Then David the king went in and sat before the Lord, and he said, “Who am I, O Lord God, and what is my house, that You have brought me this far?” -2 Samuel 7:18 (NASB)

 

What Have I Been Doing All This Time?

I’m back! (If you didn’t notice on Saturday) So……….what all have I done while I was away from WordPress?

First, If you are new to my blog and have no idea what in the world I am talking about read this post. Then come back, and read this one.

I did lots of things while I was gone. Thanks to my Saviour, I was able to be very productive. However, that’s not to say that I didn’t mess up a lot, struggle with pride, laziness, sin, et cetera, and waste a lot of time that could’ve been spent in better ways. Obviously, I have a lot of my own problems and struggles, but that doesn’t mean I’m not blessed or that I’m not growing. God has promised that he WILL perfect me into the image and likeness of his son, Jesus.

“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren;” -Romans 8:28-29 (NASB)

So here’s what I did with my break from blogging!

  • I read books. I mean LOTS of books!!!

I reread Mansfield Park(It’s my second favorite Jane Austen novel. Northanger Abbey is my favorite)

I read Sir Gibby by George MAcDonald (just so you know George MacDonald is my favorite Author). It was an awesome (I mean an AWESOME) book! You should read it if you have time.

I read When People Are Big and God Is Small by Edward T. Welch. No matter who you are, you need to read this book. It’s practically life-changing. In fact it is life-changing. I am so glad I read it. This was (and is for that matter) a wonderful book!

I read This Changes Everything: How the Gospel Transforms the Teen Years by Jaquelle Crowe. It was also a wonderful book. You should read it.

I read Will Our Generation Speak? by Grace Mally. This is probably the most impacting book I have read. I wrote a post about it here. Please read that post if you can. It is more important than this post. If you can’t buy this book, please try finding it at you local library, or try requesting it from them. You absolutely need to read this book. It needs to be at the very top of your “To Read” list right now!

I’m reading (as in I’m not quite finished) Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper. It’s good so far.

I’m reading Anxious For Nothing by Max Lucado. Already, I recommend it. Particularly if you struggle with anxiety. Max Lucado has a balanced view of anxiety, in my opinion. Anxiety is not a sin. So don’t be anxious about being anxious. It’s a really good book so far.

I’m reading The Potters Promise by Leighton Flowers. I’m really enjoying this book. With all the other books I’ve been reading, somehow I haven’t finished this book, but so far it has been wonderful. It’s a biblical defense of traditional soteriology, which is really refreshing. Do get it and read it! Even if you’re a Calvinist, it will at least give you an accurate view of the other side.

I’m reading A Father Offers His Son by Scott Lapierre. It’s looking pretty good so far. Look out for a post on this book

I’m in the middle of reading other books too, but I will oblige you and move on from books.

  • I processed and canned food!

My current count of canned tomatoes is 11 pints and 11 quarts

My current count on applesauce is 30 quarts and more on the way.

 

It’s been lots of fun and a lot of work (!!), and I’m excited to see how many cans of applesauce will get on the canning shelf this year. I’m already at a record!!! This has been my very first time canning tomatoes, so that was also exciting. We have a really nice pressure canner which made the canning process turn out a lot easier than I expected.

  • I fed and then weaned two adorable baby kids (as in goats).

Chibi and Fudgesickle have grown up! See this post here for their cute baby pictures! They are still small (small enough to be master escape artists….ugh, how many times have we put them back in their pen today?), but they are both big enough to eat grass on their own and not drink from a bottle! Hurray!!

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  • Rain came!! (Yeah, that was a while ago..) We were excited after a summer of mostly no rain. (Did it rain this summer? Maybe sometime…I don’t remember) Anyway, here are pictures of our first “real” rain shower. Once again these are from weeks ago. How did it get to be October?

Fun with water droplets and fun with Photoshop!

  • I grew a lot in my faith. I read a lot of scripture. And I’ve begun something that I still think is a little crazy, to say the least. I read an article (you can read it here) that I got from one of the books I read. It was talking about “extended scripture memorization” and how we need to do it. Like…memorizing whole chapters? No….like memorizing whole books!! So here I am, trying to memorize the whole book of Philippians!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It’s going better than I thought. So far, I’ve memorized up to Philippians 1:10. I’m supposed to have it all memorized by the end of February 2019. So, I guess you’ll have to keep me accountable!

 

  • I’ve been called.

Let me explain. I could’ve said “I’ve been convicted”, but I wanted to get your attention first. This is really important. I’ve been called to share the gospel and I’ve been convicted about my lack of sharing the gospel. You should read this post. When talking to my dad about how the Lord’s been pulling on my heart for the unsaved around me, and the need I felt for us to go out into the world to evangelize, my dad told me “I believe that we are all called to evangelize. But I think you have a special calling for this”. At the moment I just said “Really?” and sort of laughed it off. But when reflecting on it, I was scared! Why me, anyway? The most evangelism I’ve ever done would be leading a bible study at a Christian outreach camp as a counselor. This doesn’t make sense. But then I feel this tugging on my heart and I wonder…………is God calling me in a special way to evangelism? Anyway, I could use some prayer in this area.

  • I’ve gotten lots of planning done and renergized
  • My vision for this blog has been refreshed and refocused
  • Fall calving began. Which means….lots of really cute calves!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Cows were released onto fall pasture and really enjoyed the green lush grass. “After all it is better than…….didn’t we eat grass in the summer too? I mean we had some hay too, but….well anyway it was good.” Oh, sorry the cows decided to start talking!

  • I’ve drafted a couple blog posts in a notebook…..this is actually one of them.
  • We finished our buck barn.
  • We hatched two chicks and our chicks that we bought grew up a lot!
  • I’m pretty sure I did more than that, but that’s about all I can think of right now!

What have I been up to now that I’m back?

Schoolwork for one thing. Farm-work for another. Stacking firewood, doing cattle roundups, helping with various farm projects. Writing these blog posts. Praying, studying, crying, laughing, smiling, reading, cooking, listening, waiting, and everything else. I’m planning to revamp the photo gallery soonish. It has some problems, such as not loading very well and needing to be updating. I’m planning to add some other things too.

What have you been up to? What has the Lord been showing you in your life? I would love to hear from you via my contact form here! It always makes my day to hear from you guys!

If you’re wondering what my schedule is, I’ll tell you. I don’t have one! I may post on Mondays. I may post on Wednesdays. I’ll usually post on Saturdays. If I don’t have anything I won’t post. But if I do have a profitable post to post, I will! Wednesdays will usually be around the area of farm life, photography, et cetera, and Saturdays will usually be about what the Lord has been laying on my heart spiritually. But I’m gonna be flexible.

Have a wonderful day!!!

“No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you.” -John 15:15 (NASB)

Farm Update 9.1

As you probably know, summer is or has come to an end. With the end of summer, come many wonderful things. For a farm-girl, these things often come in the shape of abundant harvest from the garden or the prospect of not having to move anymore sprinklers once we get some rain. I just love the lighting in the evening this time of year! Anyway, there are many things to be thankful for, not just at this season, but during all seasons.

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven”

-Ecclesiastes 3:1 (ESV)

You know how in my last post, My Summer In Review, I said that I didn’t feel like I had done much photography this summer? Well, guess what! I found some photos that I took within the last 4 or so weeks, and I thought that some of them were fantastic. I will share (more than) a couple with you.

Along the lines of an abundant harvest, check out these Sun Gold tomatoes!

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This is the inside of our greenhouse

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Here is a cucumber

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Two beautiful shots at the scanty corn growing beside the caterpillar tunnel.

Some other pictures of our greenhouse.

Abundant Harvest!

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Now here are my favorites. These are some beautiful shots of sunflowers.

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Weren’t they gorgeous? I love them!

Some other random photos.

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Hope you enjoyed this short(ish) post! Have a great day.

“And he said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” -Luke 10:2 (ESV)

*All of the photos in this post and most photos on this blog belong to me. Please do not steal.

Utterly Adorable

Something happened 2 days ago that I thought was really important to share with you guys. Also, I’m going on a camping trip,  and I’m going to take a one week break from blogging.

So….what is this “utterly adorable” thing that has happened? Three words: Newborn Baby Goats. That’s right we just had baby goats! And even better, they are the tiniest most adorable baby goats I have ever seen! Of course, I say that every time, but seriously, one of them is the tiniest little baby goat ever!

Boy? Girl? How many? Names? Pictures?

Her we go: They were twin girls. Their mom’s name is Creamsickle, so we named the biggest one Fudgesickle. The dad’s name is Seto, which is Japanese for something, so we named the littlest one Chiibi, which means little or tiny or something in Japanese.

And yes, I took pictures. Prepare to be blown away by the adorableness of these pictures!

This is Chiibi.

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They are the most curious, cute little things!

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Chiibi has blue eyes and Fudgesickle has brown eyes.

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You can see how much smaller Chiibi is in this picture.

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Another couple of Chiibi

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Now for the most utterly adorable one of all!

 

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Hope you enjoyed the pictures! Have a great day!

“The heavens are telling of the glory of God;
And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.
Day to day pours forth speech,
And night to night reveals knowledge.”

-Psalm 19:1-2 (NASB)

 

Recent Photography

 

Today I will be sharing my eight best photos I’ve taken this summer, along with two of my favorites that aren’t as good quality.

I love how this picture of a rose turned out! For once, my camera actually captured that certain vibrant pink color!

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Because of all the trees surrounding our property, I don’t usually have the chance to get pictures of sunsets. But one particular night, I happened to catch the sky all aglow, and I hurried to snap this picture.

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I love this beautiful picture I got of a clover patch.

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Another rose picture. I loved the pink glow in the background on this picture.

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The next three photos are from a photoshoot of my younger sister.

In this particular picture, it took me a couple of tries framing the photo, so that it contained the sun, the rock, and my sister, all in good composition.

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I love this smile.

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But this one right here, is probably my best photo ever. We went searching for sunbeams, and at the right moment she caught the sunbeam just right, and I captured this picture. Oh, I just love this one.

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I’m not really sure what about this picture makes me like it so much, but something about it makes me happy.

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And here is the final glorious picture, in the my eight best summer photos!

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Okay, now we are ready for the other two. The ones that I wish had turned out better quality-wise, but had something else that made them good photos, so I had to share these two.

This is another photo from the photoshoot of my sister, but unfortunately, it wasn’t as in focus as I wanted it to be. It would have been awesome if it had been in focus.

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And this…..is my cat. His name is Musta, a Finnish word meaning “black”. He is entirely black. For once, I got a picture of him sitting still. Usually, once he sees I’m taking a picture of him, he comes and rubs against my leg, begging to be pet.

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Now is the part where say a bunch of boring stuff that you should already know, about how these are my pictures, et cetera.

*All the pictures in this post belong to me, Faith on the Farm. Pretty much all of the other photos on this site belong to me, too. Please do not steal them. Thank you!

Thank you for reading this post! It wasn’t very wordy, so it was a pretty quick one. (In fact it was actually written over a week ahead of time, and was scheduled to post on its own now)

“The heavens declare the glory of God,
    and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.
Day to day pours out speech,
    and night to night reveals knowledge.”

-Psalm 19:1-2 (ESV)

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