Faith Family and Feathers

Fun on the farm with faith and family

Lily Pads in the Fish Pond (tank)!

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I spent the first 13 years of being a mother thinking I’d never experience having a little girl.  I had 3 boys and that was that.  13 years of mud, worms, plastic army men, and race cars.  Not a Barbie doll in sight.  I am a girly girl so this took some time for me to adjust to.  When my oldest son was 13 I discovered I was pregnant with, yes, a GIRL!  I was delighted!  Don’t get me wrong, I love and enjoy each of my boys and wouldn’t trade them (most days, lol) for anything, but girls really add a different dynamic to life (and lots more drama). Those of you who have a boy and a girl know what I’m talking about.  The picture above is just one example.  We’ve had this fish tank and the same two goldfish for almost 10 years.  Yesterday when I walked by it I did a double take!  There were lilies floating on the top!  It was very pretty.  My daughter (now 6) decided that the fish tank needed some pretty lily pads so she picked some from the garden and placed them as she saw fit.  What a nice change from the crawfish my boys used to throw in there!


Author: faithfamilyandfeathers

Hi everyone. My name is Brenda. I am 41 and live in South Dakota with my 4 children (19, 17, 12 boys & 6 finally a girl!) and my husband. We have been married for 20 years and lived in the country for the last 16 years. My husband owns a road contrating business and I quit my job as an accountant 10 years ago to manage the bookkeeping side of his business and to spend more time with my family. We raise chickens and turkeys and just added ducks, bunnies and nubian milk goats (I love them!) the kids, the bunnies will be in (or near) their baskets on Easter morning.) I like about anything that makes us more self sufficient. I beliving in making as much of my families food from scratch as possible to control what goes into it. I try to reuse things as much a possible to reduce waste. With my last child I discovered the ease of cloth diapers and fell in love. I made all of her diapers and now give cloth diapers to all my friends having babies. I like crafting in general. Sewing, crochet, needle point, and recently I learned the art of soap making (love it). My husband and I both enjoy home improvement and remodeling. HGTV is my favorite TV station. I keep a nice size garden and like to freeze and can good things to enjoy all winter long. This year I'm planting sugar beets and will try to make my own sugar (without all the chemicles). My husband is a hunter so we enjoy making jerkey from the venison he gets. I'm active in our community by helping in the school and leading Bible study at church. I just love people and love to talk. I hope you enjoy this site and find many great tidbits related to faith, family or feathers. God Bless, Brenda

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