Archive by Author: Michael

New Hampshire: New Territory!

Welcome to Cardigan Mountain Orchard!

It was our first time in this part of the country! The Lord had now orchestrated the opportunity to reconnect with Dad’s cousin and her and her family in New Hampshire. We had no idea what to expect, and it was such a joy to see them face to face and hear of all that […]

Come and see the works of God

The enthusiasm with with Jim Schettler spoke was contageously encouraging in and of itself!

It has been a powerful week. “Why would you want to waste your life merely doing great things for God, when He has called us to do do impossible things? If you were stricken with polio and had to live the rest of your life in excruciating pain, would you praise and thank God for […]

Late April Snow!

April 23, 2012 snowfall

We’ve had snow in April before, but it is usually just a light dusting, and early in the month. What made it especially unusual this year was the warm weather preceding it, which had caused many plants to  leaf out and bloom early. This situation enabled us to take pictures of the snow with things […]

Good news from WVDA!

Gus Douglas, the long standing Commissioner of Agriculture in West Virginia reported some good news in his April 2012 update. “In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court last month settled the dispute over ownership of streambeds and stream banks, ruling that landowners, not government, are the rightful owners. President Bob Stallman said farmers and ranchers […]

Stepping on nails

As the United States Supreme Court heard the case against government controlled health care less than two weeks ago, over 4,000 freedom-loving Americans rallied in Washington DC and let their voices be heard. It appears federal government thought it could nail down its absolute control over every last corner of our lives and decisions, no […]

Rosemary Update

Rosemary in bloom

Its has already been four years since I first wrote about growing rosemary outdoors up here in the mountains! I still do not know if anyone else grows rosemary outdoors year-round in north-central  West Virginia. But the Creator has given us a treasure in the Rosemary plant with many hygienic, culinary and medicinal uses. Can […]

US Supreme Court Upholds Freedom of Religion

9-0 the US Supreme Court rules that the federal government (including agencies like the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) has no business interfering with a religious institution’s decisions on what ministers to hire and fire. It would simply be unconstitutional. The Court’s Ruling “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the […]