Adventures in Haymarsh

Month: September 2022 (Page 1 of 2)


Thank you dear friends and family for all the love, prayers, and support.

“Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone? A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.” —Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
Fr. Benz says Vincent is a saint we can go to for intercession.


Andrew and I have been handed a bitter cup to drink for the 5th time in our marriage covenant and we are in the process of losing a 5th child to miscarriage.  This is not a topic that I can write eloquently about, so I will let Scriptures handle the eloquence part.  Anyone who has traveled this road, can empathize with the heavy hearts we carry.

Jeremiah 1:5

I am unable to read through these without weeping.

Scripture Verses

This brings us comfort:

The Hope of Salvation for Infants



Pious Aspirations 🙏

I like to seek counsel after confession and we’ve been supporting each other successfully in utilizing monthly reconciliation/confession.  The priest yesterday shared with me about pious aspirations.  Here’s a link explaining them and I will include some examples:

Aspirations: An Easy Way to Attain Holiness and Joy

Some Aspirations of the Saints:

“My beloved and despised Redeemer, how sweet it is to suffer for You.” – St. Alphonsus

“Do with me, O Lord, as you will and know to be best.” – St. Philip Neri

Our oldest is going from a boy to a young man, he gets to write thank you cards to businesses that supported 4-H.
Our second son has had two piano lessons and appears to enjoy them.
Time to Process Apples 🍏🍎🍏

Spiritual Leader

Andrew and I greatly desire heaven and we rely on good spiritual leaders to help us improve our abilities to know, love and serve God, improve our marriage, parenting skills, love for our neighbors, charity, etc.  We are blessed to have an excellent spiritual leader guiding us.

Andrew made pho ba, dumplings, egg rolls, cream cheese wontons and Vietnamese Iced Coffee. I made fried rice and dessert. A very nice evening.
Love, love it when Daddy bonds with his sons through lifelong hobbies.
Andrew just adores me when I start randomly videotaping him.❤️❤️❤️
A landlady and her husband stopped by to visit us on Thursday, she just sent me this article.
We had to move an electric line for the horses to graze the ditch, it was so fun to watch and listen to the kids play.
Unloading square bales.
Autumn Family Time.🍁🍂🍁
Tidy stack under a roof…the only way to store small square bales.
Break time 😀
Fresh carrots for supper. 🥕🥕🥕🥕🥕

Inspiration 🤓

A great message.  Love from Haymarsh 💚💛💚

Community is vital. Our gathering on Friday was sporadic, but everyone left that evening feeling more loved. Who knew a simple pizza supper and games would be so appreciated? Here are some thank yous we received:

Thanks for a great gathering last night! Delicious food and lots of fun.

It was great. A fantastic break from the ordinary.

What a nice group and fun evening! Thanks for the invite! 😁


“A friend is more to be longed for than the light; I speak of a genuine one. And wonder not: for it were better for us that the sun should be extinguished, than that we should be deprived of friends; better to live in darkness, than to be without friends.”

–St. John Chrysostom

Cousins who share common interests are built in friends.❤️❤️❤️
Furry friends.
Sheepy friends.
❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️My best friend.❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Neighbor friends.
Andrew’s homemade pizzas.
Horsey friends.
I think I have stated this before, but in case I haven’t, my favorite thing about Family Farms is that we all get to work together, we are all an important part of the operation. We are all necessary, valued, and needed. This lifestyle makes for an attitude of gratitude. All for the glory of God! 💛💙❤️💛🧡💚
Fence down …I think it was 117 years old…now for the challenging part, putting up a new fence. Kind of neat to think that the fence that Andrew and I put in will be there probably 50 plus years after we are pushing up buffalo grass. This life is a cycle, a beautiful one when you ponder it. Do what you can, with what you have, with who you’re with, with as much as joy as possible, every day of your life. Life is short…play, pray, and work hard! 😁🙏🤠🌻
Food for thought:

“Marriage releases the flesh from its individual selfishness for the service of the family; the vow of chastity releases the flesh not only from the narrow and circumscribed family, where there can still be selfishness, but also for the service of that family that embraces all humanity. That is why the Church asks those who consecrate themselves to the redemption of the world to take a vow and to surrender all selfishness, that they may belong to no one family and yet belong to all. That is why in that larger family of the kingdom of God, the priest is called “Father” —because he has begotten children not in the flesh, but in the spirit.”
—Venerable Fulton Sheen, p. 117

Bovine friends.
Chicken friends.
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