Monday, May 5, 2014

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words....

Here is a little slice of life from "Little Shouse on the Prairie"...

Master Hand Grenade, Miss Serenity & Sir Knight at the Patriot Rally

Maid Elizabeth waiting with  Miss Serenity (while listening to another speaker)

Miss Serenity taking the stage

And delivering her speech
Some friends recently opened their own "Thrift &  Gift" shop and Miss Serenity, Maid Elizabeth and I whipped up a couple of batches of caramel corn for their grand opening.  Their opening weekend was a tremendous success - just what our small town needed!

Cut down and folded paper lunch sacks

Caramel Corn recipe (can you guess the cookbook?)

Caramel Corn ready for the Grand Opening
Sir Knight, Master Hand Grenade and I spent a few hours on Saturday building a new raised garden bed.  We used oak timbers and incorporated the "butt & pass" method of construction.  Essentially, we butted the beams against each other and drove rebar through one beam into the other, then we added another layer (alternating the butt ends) and drove rebar through the ends again and also from the top layer through the bottom layer.  The end result - a raised bed that could take a direct hit!

Master Hand Grenade drilling a hole to drive the rebar through

Cutting rebar

Driving rebar into the ends of the beams

And through the top into the second beam

It's a beginning
This afternoon, God painted a beautiful sky for us to behold - a promise and a masterpiece!

One end of the rainbow

And the other

Our beautiful back yard
And that, dear friends, is a little slice of our life.


  1. Beautiful famiy and beautiful pics! Someone posted on Patrice's blog about homeschooling on $35K or less a year. We are thinking of doing the same thing. Public school is not working for our family.
    My question for you is what are the top 5 things that we should stock up on or do while we have two incomes?
    My thoughts are:
    Pay off or pay down any debt, as much as possible.
    Fill up freezer with meats (as much as we can afford).
    Stockpile some fuel treated with Pre-G/Pre-D.
    Buy whatever curriculum / school supplies that will be needed.
    Put aside an emergency fund.
    Any other ideas? Thank you!

    1. Anonymous,
      Think about security for your family (gun, and ammunition)
      First Aid Kit
      Create a garden

  2. Enola,

    Loved the pictures from the rally. Thanks! We are soooo proud of Miss Serenity and your whole family.
    In Christ and Liberty,

    Montana Guy and Montana Gal

    1. Hey Montana Guy and Montana Gal,
      We were the visitors at Liberty Fellowship last Sunday. We plan to visit again in 5-6 months. Maybe we can meet each other then, if we haven't already.

  3. Enola,

    Great pictures!!! Way to go Miss Serenity.
    Your rainbow pictures are a gift from God.

  4. Sir Knight and Enola,
    I have been wanting to say Thank you to the both of you for some time now. I have been following your blog for a couple of years. I have been living vicariously through your blog I guess you would say. I have read every picture story you have wrote, waited patiently to see what beautiful picture was to be posted at the top of the page and I have learned so much from reading about your daily activities. Sir Knight and Enola, I think you both have done a fine job with your lives and your children's lives. Not that you need to be told this, but sometimes it is just nice to hear a compliment from someone, a validation that what we are doing is good, what we are doing is right.
    Seeing the pictures today, I was amazed at how your kids have grown, your children have turned into smart and beautiful and strong young adults right before all of our eyes. I know I have never met any of you but I can see this in the pictures posted today.
    I feel blessed to have been a part of your life through the world of the net.
    Thank you so much for sharing your lives with others that wish they could achieve even a small amount of what you both have achieved.

    May God Bless you all each and every day.
    M Moore of Texas

    (I hope this is not to mushy, just speaking from the heart)

    1. I feel the same way! And I'm from Texas too!

  5. I feel the same way, was from TX, and her blog gave me and my family the courage to move to north Idaho!

  6. The picture of your family is priceless. And those raised beds are beyond awesome. They make the ones I built from scrap lumber look mighty sad. :(