Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Going to the Chiropractor for the first time tomorrow. Dr. de Graaf, kind of nervous about that, pray for me and my neck. Looking to forward to some time with the family without chores. Going to Oconee State park at the end of the month.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Holy Thursday

Happy Easter! Jesus is the reason for this whole season.
God Bless!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010


I sold the grinder we were using for what i paid plus a bit more for what i had spent on plates, knives and sausage stuffing extras, so i broke even, better that in the hole. Now i just hope the one we got to replace it works as well as we expect.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

egg getters

I always thought it was interesting to see how many eggs our chicken lay and why. We have been finding rather large holes in the chicken wire, so maybe raccoon or fox was getting the eggs. Maybe it is the amount of feed or lack there of, that determines the number of eggs, who knows. We let the children get the eggs, maybe they break more on some days than others.....Yesterday was one of those days, Louis has/had the job of gathering the eggs, he was doing the chore yesterday and was caught in the woods with an old frying pan making some scrambled eggs on a fake fire....who knew!
Had to share.
God Bless You!

Friday, March 26, 2010


The Lord is good! He has blessed us with a grinder, just the size we were looking for, found on Craigslist using Search Tempest. Sam and I took a drive to Lake Greenwood on Wednesday to look at it, a Toledo, I was not able to find much on the internet about it, except the company was sold some time ago. Duane came by last night and gave it a once over cleaning and lube to where we could get. Looks like its going to do the trick, we'll find out next Saturday as we will be cutting up our cow. The kids and I are going to Caughman's today to pick him up. Anyway, thanks for the prayers and God Bless.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Well we have downsized the farm a bit, we are down to 2 cows, both milkers and a calf, a future milker. We took our steer to be cut, gutted and quartered on Monday to be picked up on Friday. We will be processing on April 3rd, we were planning on the 4th, however that is Easter Sunday. We have been working on the lean-to for the meat building and installing the rail and winch, fully operational, thanks to Duane. We still have two pigs, one to be butchered soon. Still looking for a grinder, the one we have is one size too small, works for now. We have someone who wants to buy it right now cash money for $100 more than I paid. My friend Matt told do it, trust in the Lord to provide a new one. Hard to do that sometimes, especially when we have the cow hanging tin the cooler.
Anyway thanks for the read and God Bless.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

March 1, 2010
“In repentance and rest is your salvation,
In quietness and trust is your strength…”
Isaiah 30:15

As I meditate on this scripture the Lord has given me for this day, many things come quickly to mind. Repentance…being honest with myself about myself as I stand next to the Lord’s plumb line. I fall (fail) so many times as I am walking beside the Lord in this life. Rest…I can rest in the Lord’s loving arms as the Great Physician and Healer bandages my skinned up knees. This is a beautiful picture of our salvation. It is not a single event. It is a way of life, an ongoing process as we walk and often stumble on the path beside our Lord, and He is faithful to comfort us along the way. Sometimes He has to carry us. He is a loving savior and a gentle friend. His name is Jesus.
As I am quiet with my Lord, He speaks to me. He comforts me. I must be quiet so I can hear His sweet voice. And as He speaks to me, my love for Him grows, my trust in Him deepens. He strengthens me. My confidence is in Him, not in this world, or in this economy (or lack thereof). There is no other name. Only one – His name is Jesus.
Here is the framework – now what? Well, as I look at my various baby plants waiting to go outside yet another day, I am tempted to be aggravated. Another day I can not plant them and must carefully guard them against toddler and little boy hands. Another day I must water and remember to bring them in at night so they don’t freeze to death (I forgot one time and they almost died!). Will winter never end? Doesn’t the Lord know how full my brain is with everything else (like remembering that our three year old has to poopie today because he didn’t go yesterday and if he goes too long he gets constipated and that reminds me- did I go today?) The answer is yes, He knows.
And what about the beautiful sermon I gave at breakfast today on I Corinthians? Paul’s discourse on “…the most excellent way…Love is patient, love is kind…” We had an activity to get to by 10:00 am, so I skipped breakfast in order to read this passage while the children enjoyed their lovely meal I had prepared (fresh fruit and homemade whole-wheat muffins). I was interrupted, however, not by angels singing, but by everyone arguing with someone about not getting the muffin they wanted. Again, I was tempted to pull out my hair and scream up to the heavens as to what was going on up there because I certainly needed help down here. Was the Lord even listening? And again, the answer is a definite “yes.”
I can smile because He gave me that verse this morning to remind me. See, He knew what the weather would do today and will do tomorrow (including whether or not we will get more snow). He knew that I worked hard on those made-from-scratch muffins AND that the children would not really appreciate them. But, as my Lord said, “Whatsoever ye do unto the least of these ye do unto me.” I can smile because as I nurture those little plants that will one day feed our family, and as I feed those many little ones He has placed in my arms with good food and His good Word, I am serving my Lord Jesus. I can not think of a greater calling than mine. I am a servant of the Most High. It is the only thing that is certain. The only thing that is true. And it is the only thing I ever want to do.
A servant of Jesus,
Kimberly Boucher

Monday, February 22, 2010

milk, milk and moore milk

Well, it's Monday again. What wonderful weather we had over the weekend, hope to see some more of that soon. We really need to find some new milk customers, any ideas? We have a new Jersey cow producing 1.5 to 2 gallons per milking and our brown Swiss is putting out about 2.5 to 3 gallons per milking. We need to make cheese.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Prayer today

Well, good morning to whomever is reading this, I am and have been in prayer about my relationship with my son. Pray for us, if you feel lead to do so. I have learned so much about the Lord and relationships in the past few years, it is time I start applying these principles to my life.

John 14 : 23 Jesus replied, "If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. 24 He who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.

God Bless and Lord keep me safe safe today.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

as promised back again.....

I don't think i mentioned something about Herbie the pig, he was out for the free animals, there is always a reason. He was wild, I took him to the auction house in Springfield as i mentioned; however there was a ex-vet there would let me bring him in to be auctioned. He gave me some brochures on wild pigs and the diseases they might have, we sold him in the parking lot to a man for $25, I would have paid someone $25 to take him from me.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

back again

I will try to post a quick note each morning, so here's the first of many (hopefully). I was looking over my past blogs, since my last post we got Herbie, he was hopefully successful in breeding our two pigs, we'll know closer to April. We took him and Rose the cow, our first milker tto the auction at Springfield about a month ago now. Rose was not able to calf anymore we think, she just couldn't get and stay breed. This winter has been quite cold, the rye won't grow, so hay has been a necessity. In saying that, we had some hay for the cows that was kept in a low spot at my wife's grandparents, bless him for giving us hay, who knew it would soak up some much water. To make a long story short the hay made the cows sick, they are all well now; however we are having to purchase hay. We have a new cow as well, another milker, her name is Sugar, she is a Jersey, first year milking, so she'll be around for a while. We have loads of milk- Got Milk? =)