"Hog Killing" a way of life on a Homestead

Well school has been a little interesting this month. We got into some very neat things. One of the things we got into was a bloody messy situation. We went and seen a "Hog Killing".  Now for those that are squeamish, or don't think we should kill animal's, just move on along. Here in the mountains of North Carolina this is a way to provide food for your family. This is a way of life on a homestead. You grow a hog up and slaughter it when time is come. That hog in return will provide plenty for you and your family to get by on throughout the rest of the year. 

Just encase you haven't noticed, food prices are soaring high now days. A simple loaf of bread can cost as little as two dollars up to five dollars, depending on what kind you want. If your lucky you may find bread some places for .89 cent a loaf. Very seldom though. 

Any who,,, back to that hog. The reason I wanted to take our son to watch this being done was because he had never seen it done in real life. T…

Prayers, on top of prayers!

Hello fellow followers. It has been a few days since I last wrote. I am horrible at keeping up with this writing thing. But I have been going through a lot of issues that required me to be attentive.  

First of all my health is still not good, I have a pending surgery coming up that will hopefully help me to alleviate some of my symptoms. As the days go by and I get closer to my surgery date, am a little more hopeful. Please pray for me, for healing. 

Second, my family has been going through a rough spot. I would ask that you all that will lift up my brother in prayer. Getting in a bad situation with a woman, makes it hard to come back out of. God knows the situation and I know he can make it all better. I just have to wait patiently for that.

Lastly, there is another situation that is very private and I know God knows all about. But if you can find it in your hearts to once more say a prayer on my behalf I would greatly appreciate it. 

Thank you all for understanding that I have issues, …

When sickness comes

Sorry I haven't been on in a while, been going through quite a bit. Been sick for some time now, I know to a lot of people is not a big deal but to me it has been. I've had a terrible cough for almost 2 years, after being treated for several different things, I finally found a doctor that was willing to listen to me. I have chronic tonsillitis, chronic laryngitis, and I have tonsil stones. Not only do I have these things but they are also affecting other things that is wrong with me. Someone may say how can your tonsils affect a lot of issues in your body? Well they do especially when they're holding things and they're infected. This is been one of the worst times in my life that I have ever been sick. Not only does it hurt for me to swallow I also wake up every morning with a earache coming from my tonsil. Because of the coughing I don't sleep well. I am up and down throughout the night because of tonsil stones. But I have also found out that if I have a very bus…

New Years

Hello friends,,Its been a while since I have been on here. Sorry. It has just been a whirl wind of stuff for me. I have been busy busy busy, and then there is the holiday thing too. It really changed for me this year. Lots of stuff, too much to mention. Plus I fell into sort of a depression missing my mom this year. Last year she passed away, but i rushed through everything to get through it. But this year it really hit me and on top of that my whole family life changed. I realized that it got smaller. The influential people that I grew up with is no longer here for holidays. I have became the adult and Elder in my family. The Elders that are left in my family don't come around anymore. It's sad I know.

But any who!!!! I just wanted to pop in and touch base with you all. How was your holiday? I pray it was a good one for you. How are you all spending your new year. We were supposed to be in church and preacher hubby was to preach at two churches tonight for watch service, but…


The Mood I'm IN!!!


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What are you thankful for??

Today as I began to prepare for a Thanksgiving meal I was helping to provide for, my emotions was all over the place. In the last few years my holiday has changed and changed a lot. Now I am considered one of the elders. The elders that I grew up with is no longer around. They have all gone on home to be with Christ. When I looked around it just seemed unreal to me. When did I grow up so much that I am now the grown-up?  I now have two Aunts and 3 Uncles, plus my mamaw, that is it in my family. Yes I have a sister and a brother, but like me this is it.  

I have always loved family and loved deeply. Family is one of the most important things in my life. I have always wanted to keep the family together. But time shall have it's day. God always know when to take and when to give. However I know that I am not the only one that has to realize this. It happens to all of us. Each of us will eventually go through this.I thank God for allowing me to morn this morning, to work through my fee…

Happy Thanksgiving

Here it is, another turkey day. We want to wish each and everyone of you that follow my blog a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING, from out family to yours. 

Remember to always be thankful for what you have today. Because we are not promised tomorrow. Ephesians 5:20 - Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

I pray you have a blessed day. Your bellies get filled and you have a peaceful rest after all is said and done. 
1 Thessalonians 1:2 - We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers;