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I am Sandra - faithful steward. listener. shepherd. dream believer. hard worker. collects brass bells, boots. Jesus follower. contented. star gazer. homemaker. farmer. prayer warrior. country woman. reader. traveler. writer. homebody. living life large.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Country Magazine

Thistle Cove Farm is in the June-July 2009 issue of Country Magazine and on their web site at

Please forgive me for bragging but Dave and I have done a lot of work to restore this old farm and the house. It's been a long, hard, beautiful road and we're still not finished but every time I get discouraged, I look at the scenery. It's all about the beauty God has allowed us to enjoy and I work like it all depends upon me and pray like it all depends upon God.

Because it does, you know. Depend upon God. Every last blade of grass and every breath we take.

We are so blessed.

Blessings ~ Thistle Cove Farm ~ all the horses ~ all the sheep ~ all the cats ~ all the dogs ~ blessings upon blessings upon blessings, thanks to the goodness of God ~


  1. Congratulations on being published! I can't wait to hop over to the website to look! I love your blog and the one glimpse I've had of your home is gorgeous! I know it's a labor of love to restore old homes...

  2. I will need to get an issue of this magazine. Then I can show it to friends and say..." I know her....well, I correspond with her, and look, she and her husband are FAMOUS! " Anyway, congratulations! And I love that you give God the praise and Glory .

  3. Good Morning Joni - there's one more photo of the house in the Country article and I'll still do a blog entry. I'm thinking as we begin renovation on the damaged section which starts next week. Thanks for visiting, I love to see you here.

    Hi Kathy - It's probably 'infamous' -grin- but we'll take what we can get.
    How can we not praise God? Although I've always wondered about how do rocks cry out; I've heard the trees, every time the wind rustles their leaves but rocks? That one stumps me.

  4. Congratulations! That is a wonderful accomplishment for sure! And you are all depends on God's grace and goodness.

  5. Sandra...thank you for stopping by the porch!
    GIRL......I'd brag too! :)
    What an honor! Your header picture took my breath!

  6. Hello Nine Acres - thanks for visiting and we're in total agreement!

    Hi Carol - thanks for visiting and glad you like the photo. Come for a visit and see the real thing -smile.

  7. Thank you so very much for stopping by my blog! When I clicked on your blog and your first photo came up (with your blog title) the first words out of my mouth were, "Oh, my gosh." No seriously, I actually spoke them. What a fabulously gorgeous photo. I'm slightly jealous! ;)

  8. Dear One, that is really exciting! I will enjoy reading about and seeing more of your Farm in the magazine.

    What I really think is neat is that you give God GLORY. Blessings to you always.

    I'll say it again...your header is so beautiful, it takes my breath away.

    Blessings to you and I can't wait for the magazine to come out. Your followers are about to increase 30 fold!!!



    SUPER!! it is alot of work...we know that all too well....and glad to see that you are having recognition (and I hope sales go up for you as well :)

    now I can't wait to get my new copy!!

  10. Congratulations on the recognition in Country Magazine! Your farm is beautiful! Rarely is anything worth having, easy to obtain. It looks like you have worked very hard.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog, and bringing me here to visit! I'll definitely be back!

  11. Hey, congrats on your accomplishment!!! YES!

    Oh, I got my Armanian cucumber seeds at Sunnyside Nursery (shown on my blog) and thought I'd give them a try. I saw them at a local farmer's market last year and they looked..well, different...and anything different I definitely have to try! LOL

  12. Congratulations! That is very exciting. It is obvious that you have both really put your hearts into it and it shows. I enjoy your updates immensely and look forward to them. (I'm going to go out & grab one of the magazines myself.)

    I also wanted to thank you for coming by my blog & being so supportive. You leave such lovely comments. I'm very glad we've made a connection.

  13. Good Morning Mountain Home Quilt - love your blog title! Thanks for visiting and you're welcome to visit...just wear work clothes -smile-. The header photo is from our sun room porch, I never tired of looking at this view. Always changing, ever the same.

    Good Morning Deanna - how could we not give God all the credit? Without Him, we are nothing; with Him, we have everything. Thanks for visiting, I always enjoy seeing you.

    Good Morning Anne Marie - thanks for visiting and hope you come back. You know the hard work it takes to keep up a place..but it's worth it all.

    Good Morning Cheryl - thanks for stopping by and please, come back soon.

    Good Morning Carol - thanks for visiting and let me know how those cukes taste, I'm curious -smile-.

    Good Morning Jules - Thank you and glad to see you. I truly enjoy visiting your uplifting!

  14. Congratulations! I went over and read your week...great job!

  15. Such a beautiful post giving credit to the Lord. Yes, you are truly blessed. You have been given so much, but that is because God knew you would turn it all into something special.

    I know someone famous! heheh :)

    I look forward to reading the article. I can imagine they included some photos from your lovely farm, too. I'm sure that everyone has fallen in love with your home, farm and animals, too.


  16. You truly are Blessed! Congratulations on the article. All the work you have put into it really shows. God has blessed you as well as those that get to read about it. I just love how God's blessings are limitless.

  17. You have accomplished what many of us dream about -- I so enjoyed reading your blog and the article, and am looking forward to following your life on the farm. Oh, and by the way -- you won the Giveaway on my blog! Buttons will be coming your way -- just send me your address to Peace.

  18. A blessing indeed! We enjoy your blog and you deserve to be featured in Country magazine. When you stop to think of all the blessings in life, how could anyone say they are poor?

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  19. HI Leslie - thanks for reading and for your kind words.

    Hi Lisa - I think I'm probably infamous - grin!

    Hi Leslie - thank you, I'm so glad you visited and yes, God's blessings are limitless!

    Hi Georgiann - the story hasn't ended yet and thanks for visiting and for the buttons! I'll send you a exciting!

    Hi Kelle - thank you for the honor of an award! I'm happy to pass it along to others and I'm happy to receive it as well. Thank you for this blessing!


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