My article, Counting it All Joy, is up on the Rebelution! Click here to read it!
As I drive out this morning and see the fog for the first time since summer, greeting the arrival of fall, I’m reminded of Ecclesiastes 3:1:
For everything there is a season, a time for every matter under heaven.
We don’t know what this new season may hold, but we know Who holds it and can trust everyday and everything to Him because He cares for us. We can endure anything, because He accomplished everything! (Philippians 4:13)
I can’t believe it’s already September again! It feels like the summer has just flown right past. Don’t want to scare you guys but in 3 months it’ll be Christmas! Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell . . . sorry, I got a little off off track there.
This August was my last year showing as a 4-H member at the fair. I showed a lamb and pig for the first time, plus showing dairy goat, market goat, and poultry.
I also got to participate in small and large animal round robin (where you show all the species as one big competition) and got 1st in both.
I was thrilled to get some new author pictures taken,
and started classes at the community college.
But the best part of the summer,
was hanging out on the lake! Hope you guys all had a great summer, too!
This five book series was so fun to read. The author, Sydney Taylor, did a wonderful job pulling you into the world of the adventurous young family. From the back cover of the first book:
“Meet the All-of-A-Kind Family — Ella, Henny, Sarah, Charlotte, and Gertie — who live with their parents in New York City at the turn of the century.
Together they share adventures that find them searching for hidden buttons while dusting Mama’s front parlor and visiting with the peddlers in Papa’s shop on rainy days. The girls enjoy doing everything together, especially when it involves holidays and surprises.
But no one could have prepared them for the biggest surprise of all!”
I really enjoyed this book about a young girl growing up on the frontier. Below is the description from Amazon:
Caddie Woodlawn is a real adventurer.She’d rather hunt than sew and plow than bake, and tries to beat her brother’s dares every chance she gets. Caddie is friends with Indians, who scare most of the neighbors — neighbors who, like her mother and sisters, don’t understand her at all.
Caddie is brave, and her story is special because it’s based on the life and memories of Carol Ryrie Brink’s grandmother, the real Caddie Woodlawn. Her spirit and sense of fun have made this book a classic that readers have taken to their hearts for more than seventy years.
Also look for the sequel, Caddie Woodlawn’s Family (previously published, Magical Melons)
The Mountain Pony series is one of my favorite western series. It follows the story of young cowboy Andy Marvin and his friends, including Uncle Wes and Sally. The mystery plots are engaging and exciting, and the old-fashion writing is refreshing.
Check out all the books in the series:
1.) Mountain Pony
2.) Mountain Pony and the Pinto Colt
3.) Mountain Pony and the Rodeo Mystery
4.) Mountain Pony and the Elkhorn Mystery