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Keep me as the apple of the eye,

hide me under the shadow of thy wings.  

Psalm 17:8

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New Cria July 30, 2016

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New Baby Boy forn July 30, 2016 to Cassia,  Elias Amadeus Majestic Knight  (He has his little fancy boots on his back feet!)

Adding a Second Story

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We finally got to add the second brood box,  We are expanding, such a busy hive.

New Cria July 26, 2016

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New babies have arrived this week, acutally two have arrived, a girl on July 26 and a boy today July 30.  New girl is called  Ambrosia Anastashia Majestic Grace.  She is doing great a such a cute little one.

Herbal Gathering Thyme March-April 2015

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Spring Thyme on the Farm!

What’s planted in the heart

is rooted in the soul.

So let God’s Message be the start

for all the learning that you know!!

Thyme Began in the Garden

Yes, it is soon spring time, so enjoy all the wonderful Scents God has created for you with so many flowers and herbs. “A Symphony of Scents” When you think of a symphony you think of several musical instruments combined to make a musical composition. That can take your mind on a journey to a peaceful place. I think God created flowers and herbs to give us a symphony for our senses. Combining so many flowers and herbs to take us on a journey thru our scent and sight. So take the thyme to stop and Smell the Roses along with so many other wonderful scents this spring, and let yourself imagine a peaceful place to spend time with our Amazing Creator!

Thyme- in the language of “Flower Meaning”- Thyme means courage and sacrifice.

This isn’t hard to understand once you read accounts in ancient history about thyme and what it was used for. The name Thyme comes from the Greek word Thumos and or the Latin word Fumus. Both mean to smoke which might be due to it’s use in sacrifices or because of it’s fragrant odor, also tied to the word fumigate.

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My "Sky Blue " inspiration!

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Queen Esther

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Our little cria has done very well over the past several months she is now very strong and running around with the others.  She does like to stay close to her mom, especially at night.  We named her Queen Esther Arabella Majestic Blessing.  She is named after my two grandmothers.  She attended her first Lavender Festival in Michigan in July and was a big attraction at our stand.  It was necessary to take her not to show her off, but because Brad was still feeding her about every hour.  We were surprised that when we came back her mom knew her right away and started nursing her.  After two weeks we thought she would have dried up no more than Esther was able to nurse and being bottle fed but still today she is nursing.  She had a little white crown on her head so this is why we thought she was a Queen.


1 Day old

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One day old and still struggling!  Each day a new milestone!!

This is a constant reminder of how limited we are and that we need to be patient and let God handle things. We can only do so much, and let God show his will. Put our trust in Him alone and know that he is in control.

Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

Psalm 46:10


Midnight Feeding

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Laundry Basket Baby

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Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;   Collossians 1:11

Since we are feeding her every hour and trying to keep her warmer we decided to bring her inside and let her sleep in the laundry basket in a small heated room inside to help maintain her body heat.  Such a tiny little one

A bed of straw for momma and baby

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Chynna's Blessing

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The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger and of great mercy.  The Lord is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.    Psalm 145: 8-9



A new birth is always exciting, but an unexpected birth brings about more excitment than the much awaited and anticipated birth.  Yesterday afternoon we were greeted with such a blessing.  Chynna's Blessing a Girl Cria  at last a girl comes to Castle Creek Farm, and I thought we were a boy's farm, but Chynna gave birth to a girl.  Reese is the daddi.   Chynna's Blessing (that's not her name since it is still too soon to name her, but a nickname that I have given her) arrived yesterday about 12:30 in the afternoon and is having a little struggle.  A couple of hours later and still she is not standing up, we call the vet to come and give her a check up.  The Vet confirmed that the cria is premature about 3 weeks early.  Her lungs sound good but she is very week and can't stand up or nurse. So now it's bottle feeding.  Yesterday she was nursing well and showing signs of getting stronger but then last night she started to go down and stopped sucking.  Now it's dropper time one drop at a time to help her get her strength back and now every hour feedings.  

Cria only a few minutes old!!  


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