Titus 2:3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; that they may teach the younger women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the Word of God be not blasphemed.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

A Moment with M.O.M.- Simple Life Made Simple Series

Hello Friends!
Many of you know that we use to live without electricity, cooked over a fire, harvested wild plants for our meal table, boiled water for baths and washed our clothes in the creek. Actually we lived "off the grid" since 1997 off and on. I remember my first experience in 1997 when my husband sold our beautiful home in the city and we moved to the High Sierras living in a tent with five chidlren and a lizzard! Oh, the memories! My husband loves to buy a piece of land and then make it "home." I was a city girl and didn't even know how to plant much less harvest and cook a meal for my family. We have some pretty fun stories that have come from our learning experience! The photo I share with you today is the actual cookstove I used for a couple of years. There has been lots of learning over the years, lots of heart growth and today we love sharing with others all that we have learned through the years. Today, we live in a beautiful home with running water, indoor plumbing and pay a bill to the electric company each month for the pleasure of using the light switch. However, we all agree that the simple ways we learned are worth holding onto and something we desire to use in our new setting.

With that said, my Joe has asked me to write a series to share with others titled, The Simple Life Made Simple.The title of the series is in honor of my grandfather, Ora Renfro and will be explained in the introduction of each ebook. Lord willing, we will begin offering these ebooks for sale soon. For those of you that are local we will also be hosting classes were I teach you hands on how to do some of these "simple" tasks from days long ago. I do not share as an exhaustive resource. Quite the contrary, I am simply a "city slicker" who moved to the mountains and by the grace of God learned a few things through the process. It is with that experience that I share with you! It is my desire to show you how simple the simple life can be! With a little patience, perserverance, and tender mercy from the Lord you will prosper in all you do!

For more information about our ebooks(we are gathering a waiting list now) please email me at: covenantranchonline@yahoo.com Beth-Joy is managing all the class and ebook requests for the family. I have included the class information below. Each course will have it's own ebook and is included in the price of the course

May the Lord be Glorified by all we do.
With much love,
Mrs. Joseph Wood

Simple Life Made Simple Series:

Simple Living:

Food Storage

Living "off the grid" including alternative energy sources.

In the Kitchen- with Momma Wood, Beth Joy and Sarah Grace.

Cheesemaking overview

Making Mozzarella

Butter making


Home made, Hand cranked ice cream

Bread Making

Baiscs of Breadmaking: everything from grinding your grain to serving the final product.

Variety of breadmaking techniques: Honey whole wheat bread, Challa bread, Sourdough

Gathering from God's Garden

Harvesting, storing and using herbs that grow wild.

Spend a day in the garden - with Momma Wood, Beth Joy and the rest of the crew

This is a all day class that covers everything from making the garden beds to pulling the weeds

Making garden beds

Making the mulch

Layering the compost

Different tricks to making it look nice.

Companion planting

What to grow with what and where.

What bugs are good in your garden and what bugs are bad.

Caring for God's Creatures- with Momma Wood, Elisha, Beth Joy, Josiah and the rest of the crew.

Meet the goats

How to milk a goat

The general care

Bottle feeding kids

Meet the cows

How to milk the cow

The general care

Caring for sheep

Feeding the sheep

Pasture Management

Preparing sheep for the table

In the Chicken coop

Preditor proof your chicken coop

Feeding a healthy balanced diet

Processing chickens

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