Saturday, December 22, 2012

A BIG Step in the Journey - YHVH is faithful!

Ready to dwell in the land! 

"He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it." 1 Thessalonians 5:24

What a year this has been! We started the year off running with the blessing of our youngest son, Nehemiah, in January.  What a joy it has been to watch him grow and his personality form.  And, oh what fun to see the love of our family and children expand! Truly the blessings have poured down and our family has grown closer to each other and to the Lord these past few months.

While this love was growing and expanding inside the walls of our home, the farm was multiplying and increasing outside as well.  The births of seven doelings and three bucklings, as well as a new puppy, brought our animal count to thirty.   A new livestock trailer was added as well as a new 12 passenger van! Clearly, we were outgrowing our acre.

During this growth, we sought the Lord and sought the land which we felt He was leading us to.  Hours were spent pouring over available properties, evaluating elevations, determining soils, seeking His will.  And while the trials and obstacles came, we held onto His promises. And oh how great are His promises!

The Lord has delivered and we are now excited to announce that Cultivating Faithfulness will have a new home in Spring Lake, FL!  We are eager to start this new chapter and will be updating the blog with our developments in the land, how we are going to live, and how YHVH is working in our lives!

Running with flowers for Mommy!
Planting seeds!
"Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness." Psalm 37:3

Friday, November 16, 2012

Handcrafted Hanukkiah Candles

Enjoy the nights of Hanukkah with these beautiful, sweet smelling, Hanukkiah beeswax candles.  Each candle is handmade with 100% pure beeswax and no additives.

~ Each set contains 45 candles
~ $20.00 per set (plus $5.00 shipping for mail deliveries)
~ Addtional sets $15.00
~ Order by December 3rd
~ Order by using the 'Paypal Order Option' located in the right column of this page or email us at

"In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works, and give glory to your Father, who is in heaven." Matthew 5:16

Friday, April 27, 2012

Welcome to Cultivating Faithfulness!  

The babies enjoying some play time! 

     What an exciting kidding season it is already!  We have been blessed tremendously with smooth deliveries for all our goats.  The result: two healthy bucklings as well as six healthy doelings!  We have one more doe due to kid in early May and soon work will start on a new pen for the wonderful additions.

Isabel and Eleazar (our first Oberhasli buck.)

     We choose to leave our kids with the dams for one week and then bottle feed them for the next three months. (Nothing is cuter than a baby goat with a scrunched up nose on the bottle!)  Bottle feeding them is a lot of work in the beginning but we feel it allows us to monitor the health of the goat better as well as get them fond of us so they will be overall easier to handle and also comfortable with us in the show ring.

Our version of "goat races."
    We try to let the "kids" out every day for some exercise. You wouldn't believe how fast baby goats are or the skill at which they are able to turn and avoid collisions!  This is truly one of the highlights of the day for our human kids and visitors as well.

Feel free to give us a call and set up a time to bottle feed and/or exercise with the goats as well!