Wednesday, November 6, 2013

November Comes, and Meeting a Kindred Friend

Dear friends,

Happy November to you~ We're still getting used to the idea of summer having come to an end, yet before we know it, the Christmas season will be upon us!

My mother blessed with a visit from Idaho (she even brought us a fresh sprig of sagebrush, knowing how much we miss the smell). She brought two of her dogs, my Aunt Sharleen, and an orphaned squirrel she was caring for.

We have a few brave flowers in our garden, including these blue salvia.

 The wild area next to our home has been sprouting up lots of shaggy mane mushrooms, which are quite tasty if you cook them before they turn into mush~

 Everyone is still pestering. . er. . . loving little Hyrum, who is growing by leaps and bounds. . .

And we had the fun experience of meeting a Facebook friend who lives four hours away from us in the Ozarks, Jamie Jackson. Jamie is an excellent herbalist, as well as someone who is living our dream of homesteading and building her own home with her husband. You can find Jamie's herbal products at this website:  We've tried both her jasmine and lavender face cream, and they would make wonderful Christmas presents for someone special (including yourself). She also has many herbal extracts and salves which are healing for skin conditions such as eczema.

May peace and joy surround you this time of year, when we count our blessings and prepare our hearts for the coming of the Christ child.




  1. It looks like the quiet days of November are being enjoyed at your home! I always love my visits to your blog! And how lovely to have met another kindred spirit!!! So exciting!

  2. Your looking wonderful for just having a baby, Marqueta. What a wonderful Grandma your children have! A pet squirrel? Sounds like something out of a storybook. So happy that you found a kindred spirit. Bet I could glean a lot of knowledge from the two of you. I'll be sure to check out her website. Enjoy that new baby!

  3. Glad to see you are blogging again, have missed you. Lovely photos, and bless his heart, Hyrum is gorgeous.

  4. Marqueta, what a blessing to spend time with a blog friend. Love all your pictures!

  5. Mi Querida Amiga...what joy to have met someone that shares the love of herbs just like you. Thank you so much for sharing her site with me today... You are looking so well my friend. :-) m.

  6. There's nothing like your Mom when you had a new baby, is there? She will be delighted! It sounds as though the children's Grandma has a touch of MaryPoppinsmagic!Love that squirrel : )
    You are looking very well and happy, Marqueta! I hope little Hyram is a good sleeper.
    I'm glad you had a great time meeting your friend.
    Welcoming the Christ Child ~ that sounds so lovely. We WILL!
    Love and blessings,


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