My Little Update

It has been a wonderfully busy time for us here at the Shock farm.  4-H is in full swing and keeping up with the farm during summer months always keeps us busy.  Since the miscarriage, I have 
taken a much needed break from blogging and it has been quite refreshing.

But, I thought I would write a quick little post just to let you know that I am still here and I do plan on blogging, just not very much during this busy time.  My children, mainly my oldest, are doing what you might call a media fast from the computer.  Because of this, I feel that I need to join them.  I have allowed some quick moments for them to do what they need to do on the internet, but, it is a good thing for them to focus on other things that are of more importance.

I have three children in 4-H right now, all showing horses, goats and dogs.  I am also trying to keep up with the large garden.  Let me tell you, I have a love/hate relationship with the many garden hoses that I was moving around all day to keep our scorching, dry, sandy soil somewhat moist!  Nothing is more frustrating than turning on the water to the sprinkler and there is no water.  So, I have straightened up kinks, fiddled with the sprinkler that doesn't want to rotate sometimes and am constantly moving the one sprinkler to cover our 10,000+ square foot garden.  Many times have I fixed the sprinkler and got it rotating, then as soon as I walked away it would stop.  I have not thrown it yet, but, that thought has crossed my mind!  Needless to say, it has finally rained a few times and I am so grateful! 


Zucchini, yellow squash and cucumbers are coming on like crazy.  Some of the candy onions and beans are ready.  I have had some broccoli, but, unfortunately, a little goat decided she could jump the slanted garden fence and eat some of those broccoli heads.  The radishes and spinach are done, so, I plan on planting more green beans in place of the spinach.


All in all, the farm is busily humming along.  There isn't much time to focus on blogging, but, once this time of year is in the past, my posts will become more frequent.


It has also been a good time to reflect on His will for me.  The miscarriage was a major blow to my family and I.  We needed time to listen, really listen to His voice.  In doing so, I really needed to back off from the computer and listen to the Lord.  It has been good! 


I will post here and there and I hope you all will stick with me during this busy time.  I appreciate you!





 

 

13 comments:

  1. Lifting you in prayer and glad to see your post!

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  2. I'm glad you posted, I've thought of you often hoping you were well. Hoping also that your little farm store is doing well.

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  3. My kids are begging us to join 4-H.

    mama to 9. 12 an under.

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  4. We've missed you, but a break can be a great thing too. Hope you're feeling more like yourself.

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  5. I can't relate to your big garden, I only have a couple watermelon and tomato plants! I understand the water situation!! You are so sweet to share your life with us! I find your posts and thoughts inspirational and uplifting. I am so very sorry for your loss. God Bless you!!

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  6. Good to see an update from you. We have aprox 75000 ft of garden space this year. It's the biggest we've ever grown and is doing well. Hope you have a great summer.

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  7. Hi, Susie,
    We have all missed you, but you have chosen the best path considering the time you are in with your family. Nevertheless, I am praying for you and hope you are doing well in the Lord. We love your family! God bless you, sister.

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  8. Like the others, so glad to hear from you and praying the Lord's abundant blessings upon your family & your farm this summer. ~Lisa :)

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  9. Nice to hear from you Susie--though I get to hear from you quite often:)

    May the Lord continue to give you strength and encouragement!

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  10. It's so good to hear from you! Every week, I click on your link from my Linky Parties page, hoping to see something, and today my heart just jumped as I saw an update! Sending out lots of love and prayers for your family. May you continue to be blessed with the strength and courage to carry on. :)

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  11. My mother's heart is hurting for your loss. Praying you will trust God to carry you through this. As I've also suffered a miscarriage, it is not something to get over. May 30, 2009 is the day we lost our third baby - May 30, 2012 Grace was born. God is good and he never forgets - nor do us moms. God bless you.

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  12. Hi Susie,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you! It is difficult to lose a child, and my heart hurts for you. We have lost 3 children ourselves (we have 6 at home), and we are currently in Eastern Europe to adopt a young girl with special needs. The Lord gives, and He takes away (and sometimes He gives in ways you never imagined!)... blessed be the Name of the Lord!
    I saw your post on facebook about your dog having puppies and was wondering how much they will be sold for. First, I guess I should ask where you are located. For some reason I was thinking that you are in Indiana also, but maybe not? :) We have a border collie/Australian Shepherd mix who is getting older, and in researching breeds for a family with a hobby farm we came across many recommendations for Great Pyrs... my husband is a pastor, so we have people over frequently and need a dog to be both protective but also obedient if we deem someone/ something "safe." When you have a moment (take your time!), if you could e-mail me some details I'd really appreciate it! nandcharlan@yahoo.com
    God bless you and keep you.

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    1. So sorry for the late response! I appreciate your prayers! It has been a rough road but, I can trust Him and find joy.

      Yes, our Lilly had nine puppies, but, one died. We are in Indiana too, the northwest part. We sell ours for $400 and they are CKC registered. I haven't advertised as of yet, but, normally I take a deposit to reserve a puppy. Let me know if you are interested. I don't know how long they will be available when I start to advertise. Hopefully not long, but I never know. They are exceptional dogs! Of course, I am partial;)

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