Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways
acknowledge him,and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Aloe Vera Adventure

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We have a place near the garage that has a cluster of aloe vera plants.  The area has been riddled with weeds and it really has been a bone of contention for Johnny.  He decided to tackle the area over the weekend.  He pulled aloe vera plants out of a very small section of dirt.  You can see here, the "circle" in front of my feet.  It's not really a large area.  But, you just have to take a look at how many plants came out of that tiny space.  What did I tell ya?  Look at all that aloe vera.....

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And don't forget the 5 large plants here......
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And this one....
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We just couldn't believe how they were all growing on top of each other.
I need to point out the pretty new mulch also.  A trip to Parker Lumber for potting soil and we came home with a load of mulch.  It was on sale for an incredibly good price.  Less than $2.50 a bag.  We just could not pass it up.  It looks nice in all the beds, doesn't it?
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Here Caleb and Johnny are working on planting the aloe vera plants.  I think Caleb has a goal to get them to take to their new pots and growing well, and then sell them.  Not a bad goal for a 9 yr old.  We have them in all sizes.  He's going to work on a price list and I think it will be fun to see what he can make of it.
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I truly enjoyed watching him work so hard to get them all planted, (with a little of dad's help.)
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We will keep you updated on how the sale of aloe vera goes.

In Christ,
Papalote Mom

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

In The Wind

IMG_5489I heard the sound of jingling outside.....the house is so quiet (no TV allowed).  So I heard things that normally would disappear into the world. Today I heard jingling.....I looked outside and watched the sweet wind chime Caleb gave me, moving in the wind.....God Bless Our Home, it says at the top.   The swaying caused the metal pieces to bump each other, and jingle. What a reminder that God is in everything.....He is in the wind. He drew me to Him today. Yes He did.

Where morning dawns, where evening fades, you call forth songs of joy. Psalm 65:8

Lord, how great you are!!! I give you all the glory today for being the awesome God you are.....I praise you for the beauty of Your creation and reminding me that I am in your constant care. In Jesus Name. Amen

 (Prayer credit Homeschool Mom's bible)

Living for Christ,
Papalote Mom