Friday, November 13, 2009

Introducing the O'Neill Family

Today is our official first 'blog' entry and I have to admit I'm quite excited. I do love to keep in touch with far flung friends and family alike and blogging seems like a great way to keep in touch with everyone. I'll try my best to keep you all as up to date as I can with all the goings on in our home!

Today was has been a lovely day and even though not a single ray on sunlight can be seen, the views from our home are quite breathtaking. How blessed we all feel to be able to see nothing from our windows but a wide variety of trees and foliage in the most striking of Autumn colours. Thanks be to God!

Not too many weeks ago we were all busy in preparing for the autumn/winter by reaping our harvest of; apples, pears, courgettes, raspberries, tomatoes and many more! What an amazing opportunity to be able to provide food for our family and also to be able to teach our children about planting, growing and harvesting! Our animals can now also rest comfortably knowing that on his days 'off' my Husband has cleared out our cattle shed and stacked it high with straw and hay to last the whole winter. As my eyes fill with happy tears I am reminded to give thanks to the Lord for our abundant life, as I watch my family work the land or our toddler reaching to pick a small apple from a low branch. We are truly blessed indeed!

Mmmm! Homemade, Homegrown Apple Pie