Saturday, November 25, 2023


Typically on Thanksgiving we and any visitors we have name a few things from the past year we are thankful for just before digging into the desserts.

This year my brother's family was down from NH to celebrate the holiday with us. As we went around the table, there were a number of mentions of being thankful for Ebenezer. This refers to the Wednesday night supper which featured the last steaks from our steer Ebenezer.

Oremus pro invicem!

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

We bought a couple turkeys from a local farmer a couple months ago. Both were probably in the 12 pound range at the time. 

We processed the Thanksgiving turkey on Saturday - it dress out at 35 pounds!  

My brother and family are here for the feast. My nephew, I am told, can pack away some food - he will have plenty of opportunity!

Oremus pro invicem!

Monday, November 13, 2023

Any Day was

 Saturday night! I was returning from NC when I got the call that Red was in labor. Here are the pics.

Praise be to God!

Oremus pro invicem!

Tuesday, November 07, 2023

Any day now


Big Red is even more bottled up today than in this picture from Sunday. I figure in we will have new piglets within the week.

Thursday, November 02, 2023


If one of your parents or grandparents was suffering from thirst, would you offer them some water? How about your siblings? How about your neighbor or co-worker? What if you saw a stranger suffering from thirst, would you offer them a drink?

For all these, yes!

Now, these same people are suffering in purgatory. Do you offer them a drink through your prayers and mortifications so they can get refreshment in Heaven!

O gentle Heart of Jesus,
ever present in the Blessed Sacrament,
ever consumed with burning love
for the poor captive souls in Purgatory,
have mercy on them.

Be not severe in Your judgments,
but let some drops of Your Precious Blood
fall upon the devouring flames.

And, Merciful Saviour,
send Your angels to conduct them
to a place of refreshment,
light and peace.

Oremus pro invicem!