"Choose you this day whom ye will serve, but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." Joshua 24:15

Monday, November 17, 2014

The Hoop House

My darling husband humored me yet again, and helped build a hoop house!  Yea!  I am so excited:)  I want to be able to grow lettuce and cold weather crops through the winter.  Last year I used a grow shed, but didn't like that so much, because I had to use electricity to keep it warm, and there was no natural light in it, so it was not very enjoyable to spend time in it.  So EXCITED!!!  :)
First, Nathan built a base out of pallets someone had given us.  Then we arched hog panels over the top.  I twined the touching sides of each panel together, and then screwed metal stapping at the bottoms to attach it securely to the wood frame.
 Then we were ready for the plastic.  I ordered a green-house grade on amazon.

 We used slats of wood to screw tight against the frame to hold the plastic tight. I also went back and forth Many times over the top with twine, to secure the plastic to the hog panels so it won't go anywhere when the wind blows.  It seems to be working good so far!

 Saturday we got the door on, just in time for the 13 degree night coming up! :)  The plants survived just fine!  Yea!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

So happy for my sister in law!

Last week we got to attend the wedding of my sweet sister-in-law, Joanna, and her new husband, Brennan.  I am so happy for them as they start a new life and family together!

 Sylvia is so funny-I about died laughing when she came out and did this:)

 The nieces did such a great job decorating the shed.

 Joanna made her own cake and did  a great job!

 This really cracked me up, too.  So funny!  :)

Saturday, November 1, 2014

The Law of the Fast

"Fasting in the proper spirit and in the Lord’s way will energize us spiritually, strengthen our self-discipline, fill our homes with peace, lighten our hearts with joy, fortify us against temptation, prepare us for times of adversity, and open the windows of heaven."
Joseph B. Wirthlin

I love how powerfully Elder Wirthlin explains why we fast and what blessings come from living the law of the fast.