Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Hatching Chicks

Over the past couple of months we have been in the process of hatching chicks. We were all very excited four weeks ago today because they hatched! We had two mums nd about twenty eggs, and fifteen of them arrived but only thirteen survived. They got their first runabout on the grass last week, and now they are raring to get out each afternoon! We think only four of them are cockerels but we aren't sure yet. Here they are at night:

Two of them are white, and the rest are black and orange. We kept them separate from the rest of the flock until they were about two weeks old, then let them in with the others. There was some fighting, but they have now settled in well.

Monday, 14 September 2015

Worship Song

This is one of my favourite worship tunes ever! I hope you enjoy it. I have decided that I am going to post slightly shorter posts than I have up until now, as I don't have a huge amount of spare time at the moment. I will be posting more, though!!!

Saturday, 13 June 2015

No-Sugar Healthy Granola (Genesis 1:29)

'Then God said, ‘I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.' Genesis 1:29 (NIVUK)

I thought I would share this recipe with you, which we use quite often for breakfast. Enjoy!


  • 6 cups Rolled Oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
  • 2/3 cup Clear Honey
  • 1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 2/3 cup Pumpkin Seeds
  • 1 cup Raisins/Sultanas                


  1. Mix together the oats, salt, and spices in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Preheat the oven to 300°F, 150°C, or Gas Mark 2.
  3. Mix the wet ingredients together in a separate bowl, and carefully add this mixture to the dry ingredients.
  4. Stir in the pumpkin seeds, and put in a large shallow baking tray.
  5. Bake for 40 minutes to an hour, stirring every ten minutes to break up chunks.
  6. When the granola looks golden-brown all over, remove from the oven and pour into a large plastic storage box with their off to cool.
  7. Once cooled, stir in the raisins/sultanas.
  8. Enjoy!!!

We usually store our granola in  tall sealed plastic tubs. You can also freeze it in sealed tubs with plenty of space.


Saturday, 4 April 2015

Fitting In to Our New Community (Psalm 101:6)

'My eyes will be on the faithful in the land, that they may dwell with me; the one whose way of life is blameless will minister to me.'' Psalm 101:6 (NIV UK)

A cute little garden plaque in our new home
Now that we've moved, we are slowly but surely getting settled in to our community. We live in a small township outside a village next to a loch, and we have neighbours on either side of our house. One family have been really friendly and kind towards us, having us in their house and giving us presents, while the other have hardly spoken to us at all. It is lovely having neighbours that are friendly, and the other family open up an opportunity for us to be friendly and kind towards them even if they aren't to us (see Matthew 7:12). We decided to make Easter cards for both sets of neighbours and we are going to deliver them this afternoon.
The first week we were here, we didn't attend a church because we had just arrived, but we soon tried an independent church about 50 mins. from our house, which we have really enjoyed and continued going to. The people there were so welcoming and kind, and the church services there are very relaxed and they have a good Sunday School.
     We also attend the local Free Church of Scotland Continuing once a fortnight. It is quite different to the independent church because of it being more traditional, but we still enjoy attending. It is very quiet at the beginning of the service when the congregation wait for the minister to arrive, so it is a challenge to remain quiet and still in the pews! It is a very good opportunity to practice self-control, though.
Local Events
Before we moved to our new area, we had found out that there was a local community hall nearby. It is very modern, and quite large for such a small community. Our new neighbours' daughter had told us about a youth club that was held in the hall, and we were quite interested because we wanted to get to know some more people in the community. We decided to go along one week and see what it was like. However, we have decided we will go to the local nature group instead.
     For example, Mum attends fitness classes there each week, and we are going to the Easter craft fair this month.
     Before I go, I'd just like to wish everyone a very HAPPY EASTER! You can make Easter cards, a salt-dough tomb, or paint eggs! Just remember to celebrate the true meaning of Easter!
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