Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Isaac's Exciting News!!

 Isaac's excited!  He bought some property!  Ten acres to be exact and it has a barn, grainbin, garage, and trailer house on the property, plus a few really old broken down sheds.  He's had his eye on it for about a year now, and, as broke as he is now, it's all paid for, and he has a nice fixer-upper place.  The barn has a pretty good roof and is in good shape although it looks like it needs some fixing.  The trailer is small and older so I'm not sure what he'll do with it.  Maybe fix it and rent it out or sell it or something.  The grain bin has our corn maze corn in it, at least what is left of the corn.
The trees in the background are on his property and have the Bulldog River that goes behind our barn going through the woods.  Our place is on the other side of the power lines in the far back left corner of the picture.   It's really a neat, quiet place that has lots of potential.  I believe his first plan of action is to plant more trees (when it warms up some!) and do some fencing to put some calves over there or maybe his herd of beef cows that's currently with our cows.  I'm happy for you, Isaac!  God is so good!

We had the privilege of watching grandchildren this week. One of the first things Daniel does when he comes over is say, "Papa's cowboy hat?".  He loves wearing it.

The boys also love Jeriah and can't seem to hold him enough.  Davy says, "Hi, baby." over and over.

Here's the Fried Ice Cream Dessert recipe.  It's so simple but so good!

12 Tblps. butter melted
1 1/2 Cup brown sugar
4 Cups corn flakes crushed
2/3 Cup walnuts crushed (we used pecans and peanuts would work too)
1/2 Gallon ice cream, slightly softened

Combine the margarine and brown sugar, mix in the corn flakes, nuts, and coconut.  Layer most of the crumb mixture in a 9x13 pan.  Spread ice cream evenly over the top.  Sprinkle with remaining crumbs. (you can't ever have enough of the crumbs!)  Freeze until ready to serve.  We drizzle honey or chocolate over the top when we serve it.

Have a great day!


  1. Wow!!! Congrats Isaac!!! What a neat thing for him to already own his own place debt free!! Now you just need to find him a girl... ;) Haha. We're really happy for him!

  2. Wow, that's great! I know the joy of finding the "right" property and then being able to purchase! I hope I will have some similar news to post on my blog one of these times soon. God is so good!

  3. Wow! Congratulations Isaac! How exciting! :D

  4. Isaac we are very excited for you. What a wonderful barn and location!!! jep

  5. Praise the Lord! An excelent and wise decison. PLEASE talk to us young Momma's about HOW this worked for your son. What invovemnet/requirements... did you have for your children re: money. Were there differences betwen the girls and guys in this? How did you as parents help him accomplish this goal? Our eldest is eleven, but we desire this for him as well.
    Hope I am not overwhelming you with these questions. I just love to hear from other Mommas on this topic.
    Congrats Isaac!


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