Thursday, April 26, 2012

Mango Rango...

There is good reason why the mango is called...
the King of Fruits


this diamond of fruits is rich...
rich in amino acids, vitamins, flavanoids, beta carotene, niacin...
calcium - the natural kind not in a pill...
iron, magnesium, potassium


this king of fruits is shown as an anti-cancer medicine...
good for eye health, digestion, skin...
and the leaves are great for diabetes - believe it or not!



even this little girl loves them...
well, at least, to stare at them while they last


and they were going, going fast

after all, they aren't just medicine...


they are just plain too good!


please do, have a mango, or two...
or three and four...
oh go ahead, do have them all


May your day, or night be full of God's sweet grace.


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Got Raw Milk...?

For thousands of years...
before the advent of Louis Pasteur...


the human race had raw milk...
straight from the udder

the raw milk came from cows, goats, sheep, camels, buffaloes...
and a few other milk producing mammals

this was a gift from God Almighty who refers to it as symbols/metaphors of...
 His blessings and His precious word


raw milk was considered a medicine in times past...
making weak, ill children strong...
and giving people good teeth and bones...
and all kinds of vitamins, minerals, omega-6, enzymes, CLA, 8 essential acids,
lactoferrin, an iron building protein,
lactobacilli to help digest lactose,
lactic acid to boost absorption of calcium, phosphorus, iron, proteins

really, how good can a raw food get?


and then, came along pasteurization
this was to help keep longer storage life...
and someone said it would keep disease away


now longer-life, "cooked" milk on shelves no longer have all the goodies to make a body stronger
instead of souring naturally (raw sour milk is still good to drink)
pasteurized milk putrefies (not good to drink)

instead of tasting good and fresh and creamy...
it tastes just plain bad and full of funny stuff that shouldn't be in milk...
like synthetic vitamins and growth hormones and such


all that special cream that makes milk tastes yummy and makes butter...
 is taken out and we are told...
that thin, milky water is better for us

when what they really do is sell the cream to companies...
to make the butter that they sell to us anyway

even the whole milk is less than you think...
you know, it makes more monies for them that way


I don't like to be beholden to them that withhold God-given good food from me...
so we got our own cow and some goats


see that rich and creamy, foamy yum-yum?

just try and do this with commercial, full of growth hormone and antibiotic,
funny-stuff-laced-grain-fed only 
(cows and goats are plant and grass eating animals by God's design),
 penned up, unhappy and un-natural cows and goats


I give my Lord God thanks for giving us these mammals to give...
good-for-the-body,
chock full of the things that are healthy...
real milk in the raw


it's a fight these days against the ignorant and conglomerate corporations...
to be able to have one's raw milk and drink it, too

happily, here on this island...
they haven't laid hands on our freedom to have raw milk

we don't have laws against it...
and we can do with it as we please...
whether we share by giving or selling 


even my dogs know which milk is best...
they take raw over "cooked" every time

yeah, Foxie, your cup of raw goat milk coming up, just now...
you smart dog

how udderly delicious


And thou shalt have goats' milk enough for thy food,
for the food of thy household,
and for the maintenance for thy maidens.
Proverbs 27:27

As newborn babes, 
desire the sincere milk of the word,
that ye may grow thereby:
if so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.
1Peter 2:2

May the Lord be gracious to you this day, or night.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

A Rose is Better...

Sometimes...
I don't think before I act


something I did in posting the flycatcher video...
the story of a little bird that lost his mate but, gained a new one

although there was nothing graphic or unsavory in the video...


it had a sadness that can give to more sensitive viewers...
I apologize

there was no intention on my part for the disregard of anyone's feelings...
therefore, the post was taken down

if you are interested in seeing it...
you can click the link to take you to the video of The Flycatcher on Youtube

as I said, there is nothing graphic on it...
just photos of my documentation of the flycatcher bird seeking his mate and finding a new one


I think a pretty rose is so much better to offer you on my blog...
so let me show you my newest rose

the fragrance is strong and heavenly...
garbed in a soft medium pink


Blessed is every one that feareth the Lord;
that walketh in His ways.
Psalm 128:1

May the Lord give you grace this day, or night.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Of Pineapples, Roses and Puffballs...

My mouth got to watering for these pineapples


patience is a virtue indeed...


something, I would love to have more of


but, while I wait for these pineapples to come to sweet maturity...
I will enjoy watching them bathe in the sunlight


and marvel that this tiny, once elusive flycatcher...
no longer hides itself in the trees


meanwhile...
because I would like more of these around Pilgrim's Cottage...


as I pruned my rose bushes...
my husband suggested putting some of the cuttings into dirt


I did...
and this is what happened


the cuttings are putting out branches and leaves!


now, that is monies saved

rose bushes aren't cheap here
more roses, please


as evening shadows began to close the curtains over daylight...


and the chickens marched into the coop to settle in...
and just before I closed the door...
I counted heads to make sure all were in


and mama Milly and her puffballs forgo the nest box...


and cozy deep down...


into a soft mattress of dry grass


I'm tempted to join


yeah, Milly and chickies...
nighty-night...
sleep tight


May your day, or night be cozy in God's grace.


puffballs doing calisthenics

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Farm & Cottage Moment...

Around the back of the cottage...



the puffballs watched as I walked past them


always must stop and snap their pictures


the flycatcher tilted his head to watch


and as always...parrots breakfasting on seeds high in the trees


my stop is at my potting table


I must stare at the flowers


and thank the Lord for giving us beauty to behold


under the eaves of the cottage...
a pair of finches are making an effort at building a nest


while one pair has sensibly succeeded at building theirs in the guava tree below



we have quite a few of this going on


with year round warmth and food to eat...
there is plenty opportunity to keep offspring coming


the pomegranates are growing, again


and the cherry trees are blooming


and have given us a new harvest of cherries with lots more to come


I checked on the pumpkins


I couldn't help noticing just how pretty this one looked...


all decked out with flowering weeds


"cinderella" pumpkin all ready for the ball


a pumpkin was ready for the picking

this one weighed in at 16.5 pounds


and, of course, a few cherries for breakfast


May your day, or night be filled with God's grace.