“I have this minute in my control.  It is all I really do have to work with; none that went before, none that shall come in the future–only this minute until it has flashed by and gone….It is as magnificent or drab or vile as the thoughts which fill it….I fear our most common sin is empty minutes…”

~Frank Laubach



 Though this is probably directed more to our fathers, it is still a good for us girls to read too.  Not only focusing on “what he must be”,  but “what we must be”, also 😀

 What He Must Be: ...If He Wants to Marry My Daughter



A note to all those who we promised we’d have the next Behind the Scenes video done for this week…we are terribly sorry!  Our week has been filled with blueberry picking, weed pulling and sewing, leaving little room for video making 🙁  Hopefully by next week, we’ll have the video finished for you! 😀

A whole new way to carve out a watermelon!!!


We’ve been working on civilizing our goats…in a month or two they may be able to join us at the table, who knows?!



(Actually, we were trying to give our goat some supplements, and this was the best way that she would take it!)




Rhubarb Cream Delight


1-1/2 c. flour

3 T. sugar

3/4 c. butter

Cream Filling:

2 c. sugar

4 egg yolks, beaten

2/3  c. cream or evaporated milk

3 T. flour

1/2 t. nutmeg

4 c. chopped rhubarb


4 egg whites

1/4 c. sugar

  Combine crust ingredients until crumbly;  press into a 13″ x 9″ baking pan.  Bake at 350° F for 20 minutes.  While crust is baking, combine all filling ingredients and cook in heavy saucepan over medium heat.  Stir constantly until thickened–watch carefully because mixture will scorch easily.  Pour hot filling into crust; top with meringue made by beating egg whites with sugar until thick and satiny.  Bake at 325° F for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.  Can serve warm or cold. Refrigerate any leftovers.  Yields 10 to 12 servings.




A man went to a barbershop to have his hair cut and his beard trimmed. As the barber began to work, they began to have a good conversation.  They talked about so many things and various subjects.

When they eventually touched the subject of God, the barber said, “I don’t believe God exists.”

“Why do you say that?” asked the customer.

“Well, you just have to go out in the street to realize that God doesn’t exist. Tell me, if God exists, would there be so many sick people?  Would there be abandonded  children?  If God existed, would there be suffering or pain?  I can’t imagine a loving God who would allow all of these things.”

The customer thought for a moment, but didn’t respond because he didn’t want to start an argument.  The barber finished his job and the customer left the shop.  Just after he left the barbershop, he saw a man in the street with long, stringy, dirty hair and an untrimmed beard.  He looked dirty and unkempt.

The customer turned back and entered the barber shop again and he said to the barber, “You know what?  Barbers do not exist.”

“How can you say that?” asked the surprised barber.  “I am here, and I am a barber. And I just worked on you!”

“No!” the customer exclaimed.  Barbers don’t exist, because if they did, there would be no people with dirty long hair and untrimmed beards like that man outside.”

“Ah, but barbers DO exist!  That’s what happens when people do not come to me!”

“Exaclty!” affirmed the customer.  “That’s the point! God, too, DOES exist!  That’s what happens when people do not go to Him and don’t look to Him for help.  That’s why there’s so much pain and suffering in the world.”

~Author Unknown









We passed a fire station with its doors open and Noah asked, “Why are the doors open?”

Isaiah promptly replied, “Because they need to get out.”


On the way to church, someone said that there was a dead animal on the road.  Isaiah said, “Where is it? Is it a cow?”

Noah said, “No, it looked like a rat!”

{It was a possum 😀 }

The other day all of us girls were out weeding the garden, and the boys were outside with us, running around and playing.  At one point we heard Isaiah shouting over by the clothesline, “No! No! No! No! No! NO! NO! NO!”  He finally joined us over at the garden and Jessica asked him what the matter was.  He replied, “Dere, was, a,  bird,  on, the, clothesfline!” 

What a nice little brother to shoo the birds away from our clean laundry!!! 😀

Note: The Seven Sisters Treasures is a weekly post where we share some of our favorite things.  Hope you enjoy!  ~the Farmgirls

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11 thoughts on “Seven Sisters Treasures #46

  • July 30, 2010 at 1:00 am

    I love y’alls treasures-well named! 😀 Very cute one this week. Your brothers sound just like mine. 😀

    • July 30, 2010 at 4:34 pm

      Actually, we were up too late! We figured it was technically Friday after 12 a.m. and went ahead and posted it 😀

  • July 30, 2010 at 11:07 am

    clothesfline? Awwww!!! I love your little brothers! the firestation one was cute too. 🙂
    Thanks for doing the SST, I always love reading them!

    Love and blessings,
    ~Hannah Grace

    • July 30, 2010 at 11:18 am

      Yes, aren’t they just adorable?! 😀 I love how they say things!!!


  • July 30, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    I always love reading your ‘Cute Quotes’ and the goat video was funny!

  • July 30, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    Good post! I love the garden photos–even though she is working hard, she looks cool and feminine! 🙂
    I was amazed by the watermelon carving-when I first clicked on it and saw it was 4 minutes long I thought, “That’s a long video for just watching someone carve a watermelon”, but I was mesmerized by it and the 4 minutes passed before I knew it!
    Little children always say the cutest things! Even though my youngest is now 6 1/2, she will still say some really cute things to us–to me, it’s one of the best parts of motherhood. 🙂
    Thank you for the link to the Young Homemakers site-it’s always nice to have another way to encourage my girls.
    I do think the goat has a few more manners to learn before it will be ready for table dining ;-)!
    Have a blessed weekend girls!

  • July 30, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    Great post girls! I so want to read that book. 😀 And the recipe was great! I need to try it! I love when y’all do those long informative posts! It is always an enjoyment. 😀 How are you all?

    • July 30, 2010 at 10:50 pm

      Hi Rose!

      I was just over at your profile earlier, wondering how *you* were doing 😀 Oh yes! That rhubarb cream delight is truly a delight! YUM! We had it last night for dessert 😀


  • July 31, 2010 at 2:15 am

    I liked the barber story – a very good point! Oh, and that baby in the watermelon was so cute!!!


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