September 12, Today’s thought – Abraham

No more until next year. ūüė¶

Good Morning

And so, after he had patiently endured,
he obtained the promise. Hebrews 6:15

Abraham was long tried,
but he was richly rewarded.
The Lord tried him by delaying to fulfill His promise.
Satan tried him by temptation;
men tried him by jealousy, distrust, and opposition;
Sarah tried him by her peevishness.
But he patiently endured.
He did not question God’s veracity,
nor limit His power,
nor doubt his faithfulness,
nor grieve His love;
but he bowed to Divine Sovereignty,
submitted to Infinite Wisdom,
and was silent under delays,
waiting the Lord’s time.
And so,
having patiently endured,
he obtained the promise.

God’s promises cannot fail of their accomplishment. Patient waiters cannot be disappointed. Believing expectation shall be realized.

Beloved, Abraham’s conduct condemns a hasty spirit,
reproves a murmuring one,
commends a patient one,
and encourages quiet submission to God’s will and way.
Remember, Abraham was tried;
he waited patiently;
he received the promise,
and was satisfied.
Imitate his example,
and you will share the same blessing. Selected.

And so it was that he [Abraham],
having waited long and endured patiently,
realized and obtained
[in the birth of Isaac as a pledge of what was to come]
what God had promised him.
Hebrews 6:15 Amplified Bible

Trust God for your day. . .Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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Saturday, September 8, Garden Update

Gardening is the Farmer’s love.
It shows everywhere you look at Cozy Acres.
Come and walk with me.
Let’s see what’s growing.

From a 6 inch sprig in the spring to real vines in the fall.

Look, there are even grapes on some of the vines!

This is the only raspberry cane that survived, but it looks good.

Boysenberries growing all over the ground and on the trellis

Marion/blackberries growing all over

Corn is through for the year. Everyone said it was the best corn they had ever eaten. More corn will be planted next year, for sure.

Hundreds of Sweet 100’s

Wilt grabbed the cucumbers early, didn’t get much of a crop.

All the squash and some of the watermelon grew here.

Butternut squash and watermelon
A volunteer zinnia found its way to this watermelon patch

Greens in barrelsXitrus trees planted in the spring have doubled + in size. I see little lemons.Plans for a new bed, possibly flowers, probably veggiesAlmost every day, somewhere on Cozy Acres you’ll find the Farmer like this. Sometimes planning and weeding, much of the time praying for those in his heart.

Sharing our garden with Ginny at Small Things

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September 2, Sunday Bible Reading – Isaiah 40:21-31

the Farmer’s sweet corn

Have ye not known?
have ye not heard?
hath it not been told you from the beginning?
have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth?

It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth,
and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers;
that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain,
and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in:

That bringeth the princes to nothing;
he maketh the judges of the earth as vanity.

Yea, they shall not be planted;
yea, they shall not be sown:
yea, their stock shall not take root in the earth:
and he shall also blow upon them,
and they shall wither,
and the whirlwind shall take them away as stubble.

To whom then will ye liken me,
or shall I be equal? saith the Holy One.

Lift up your eyes on high,
and behold who hath created these things,
that bringeth out their host by number:
he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might,
for that he is strong in power;
not one faileth.

Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel,
My way is hid from the LORD,
and my judgment is passed over from my God?

Hast thou not known?
hast thou not heard,
that the everlasting God,
the LORD,
the Creator of the ends of the earth,
fainteth not,
neither is weary?
there is no searching of his understanding.

He giveth power to the faint;
and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.

Even the youths shall faint and be weary,
and the young men shall utterly fall:

But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings as eagles;
they shall run,
and not be weary;
and they shall walk,
and not faint.

Trust God for your day. . . Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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August 11, One Hot Garden

I am joining Ginny at Small Things by sharing our garden.

Hot weather (102-106) this week in Sacramento and it shows in the garden

Saturday Morning’s¬†¬† —¬† I am at the curb with VEGGIES FOR SALE!

Wish you could stop by. . .I’d make you a deal!

I’m thankful for the shoppers who come every Saturday.

Today was pretty warm.
I’m thankful for Travis and Margaret’s easy-up for shade,
a cool breeze now and then,
and time to sit and knit and listen to a book
while I wait for veggie loving customers.

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Summertime Watermelons

If  the Farmer  meets  a Friendly Neighbor
you might get yellow watermelon seeds.

The Friendly Neighbor said you’d grow yellow watermelon in Oklahoma.
Not all of  these melons are yellow.

A wagon load of watermelon ready for market.

Uncle Bob and the Farmer like yellow watermelon.
the Knitter likes RED watermelon better.

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Saturday Garden Journal

The garden at Cozy Acres is loving this hot summer weather.
the Farmer is loving this hot summer weather.
the Knitter is trying to survive.

Volunteer Watermelon plants are looking good;
about ready to thump this melon to see if it is ripe.
A few bell peppers have been picked, sweetness.
About a half dozen red, ripe tomatoes have made it to the kitchen.
The cherry tomatoes and yellow pear tomatoes are coming into the kitchen by scant handfuls.
I think the Farmer is munching in the garden.

I love the method the Farmer has developed to water just the plants;
that way we have a beautiful weed free garden.

All this vegetable bounty has supplied
the first Saturday Veggie Stand of the season.
I sit and knit and wait for the customers.
Everyone this Saturday asked when the tomatoes would be ripe.
the Farmer’s tomatoes have a reputation all their own.

Available for sale,  Pesticide Free Squash,
zucchini, yellow crooked neck, and scallops,
green cucumbers, Fresno Chilies, Jalapenos, eggplant,
Green bell peppers and range free eggs.

I’m joining Ginny at Small Things, to share our gardens. Ginny has a raised bed vegetable plots – so pretty.

ps:   the Farmer is retired;  gardening is his passion.  He is also co-caretaker of the church property, where we worship and live and garden in the back corner.

It’s Veggie Stand Time Again!

Set up by 8:00Am

(We live down the driveway on the right.)

Pesticide  free and  tended with loving care by the Farmer
squash, scallop, yellow-crooked neck and zucchini, cucumbers, eggplant, green bell peppers and Fresno chilies and jalapenos.
We also sell range free chicken eggs. They are the ones with very yellow yokes.

I was there with my knitting waiting for you to come.

Saturday Mornings 8:00-12:00 noon
Whitney Avenue, Carmichael

Hope to see you next week!

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July 13, Today’s thought —

Pickin’ happens on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Good Morning

Pray without ceasing. 1 Thessalonians 5:17

A number of ministers was assembled for the discussion of difficult questions. Among others, it was asked how the command to “pray without ceasing” could be complied with. Various suppositions were started, and at length one of the number was appointed to write an essay on it to be read at the next monthly meeting.
This being overheard by a servant exclaimed, “What a whole month to tell the meaning of that verse? It is one of the easiest and best texts in the Bible.”
“Well, well, Mary,” said an old minister, “what can you say about it? Let us know how you understand it. Can you pray all the time.”
“Oh, yes, sir.”
“What, when you have so many things to do?”
“Why, sir, the more I have to do the more I can pray.”
“Indeed. Well, Mary, do let us know how it is . Most of us think otherwise.”
“Well. sir,” said the girl, “when I first open my eyes in the morning I pray, ‘Lord open the eyes of my understanding;’
and while I am dressing I pray that I may be clothed with the robe of righteousness,
When I wash I ask for the washing of regeneration;
as I work I pray that I may have strength equal to my day;
when I begin to kindle the fire I pray that God’s work may revive my soul;
as I sweep out the house I pray that my heart may be cleansed from all its impurities;
while preparing and partaking of breakfast I pray to be fed with the hidden manna and sincere milk of the Word;
as I am busy with the little children I look up to God as my Father and pray for the spirit of adoption, that I may be His obedient child–
and so on all day.
Everything I do furnishes me with a thought for prayer.”
“Enough! Enough!” cried the minister. “these things are revealed to babes and hid from the wise and prudent. Go on, Mary,” said he. “Pray without ceasing. And as for us , my brethren, let us bless the Lord for this exposition, and remember that He said,

‘The meek will He guide in judgment;
and the meek will He teach His way.'” (Psalm 25:9)

Watch ye and pray always.  Luke 21:36

Trust God for your day…Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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the Farmer says “How does your garden grow?”

Yummmmmmmmm! Yummmmmmmmm!
the Farmer picked more tomatoes than he wanted to eat in the garden,
so I got a few.

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In The Garden with the Farmer

Filling one bucket at a time,
the Farmer said ” We don’t have to buy any more squash or cucumbers.”

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June 20, Today’s thoughts — Dare to Wait

Second picking of squash!

Thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left. Isaiah 30:21

When we are in doubt or difficulty,
when many voices urge this course or the other,
when prudence utters one and and faith another,
then let us be still,
hushing each intruder,
calming ourselves in the sacred hush of God;s presence;
let us lift up our nature into the pure light of His face,
eager only to know what God the Lord shall determine–
and ere long a very distinct impression will be made,
the unmistakable forth telling of His secret counsel.
. . . . . .
If you (I) will only get alone,
where the lights and shadows of earth cannot interfere
where human opinions fail to reach–
and if you (I) will dare to wait there silent and expectant,
though all around you insist on immediate decision or action–
the will of God will be made clear;
and you will have a new conception of God
a deeper insight into His nature and heart of love,
which shall be for yourself alone–
a rapturous experience,
to abide your precious perquisite forever,
the rich guerdon of those long waiting hours. David

Trust god for your day…Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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Wordless Wednesday – 1st pickin’! Squash and Fresno Chilies

I can be wordless on Wednesday.

I’m #287 on the list of wordlessnes, come and see!

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Wordless Wednesday — I’ll Share!

Being wordless isn’t for everyone….but we can try!

Check us out here.

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Wordless Wednesday — Pounding Posts


Just pictures, look here.

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May 22 Garden Update

The Farmer is so glad it is planting time. Much planning and preparation goes into Cozy Acre’s garden. The bountiful harvest makes all the work worthwhile.

Facing south:

on the left, garden plot is 90’x75′ . The lighter dirt is a driveway between the two plots.

on the right, garden plot is 40’x75′

Winter garden, 34’x51′, is in the back, the Farmer is still picking swiss chard and beets.

The Farmer’s drip watering system:

The plants get covered with mulch to preserve water and cut down on weeds. The Farmer only waters the plants not walkways, He says, ‘if you don’t water the weeds, they won’t grow.’


Bell Pepper

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