"All the ways of man are clean in his own eyes; but the Lord weigheth the spirits. Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established. The Lord hath made all things for himself; yea, even the wicked for the day of evil. Everyone that is proud is an abomination to the Lord: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished."

                                                                           Proverbs 16: 2,3,4,5

Are we on the way to spring? Or is this just a teaser? I told granddaughter Lynetta, if it gets cold again, we will be disappointed. It will be tough. I do expect some rain or some such alternate "nice" weather as the sky was really red on this Tuesday morning. It did look pretty, but I feel sure it was a harbinger of some unpleasant weather. 

Yesterday, Monday, was an awesome day! How I loved it! I should have been home cleaning windows and/or the buggy. Oh well.

Husband Erwin had a therapy appointment and, as you know, we seem to accumulate those. Tomorrow (Wednesday) is my turn. I have to go see Dr. Wade. I had entertained this thought that if Erwin would go with me, we can stop for lunch on the way home at Jo's Diner. But he chose to come home from work. I guess he wasn't in the mood for the lengthy, rough buggy ride all the way to Dr. Wade and back. So OK, I'll just go and we can eat sandwiches for lunch when I get back. 

Next week Erwin has vacation. It would be nice if we could just stay home, but he has two appointments and I have one, all on different days. Oh well, such is life. 

We also have great-grandson number three. But he is all the way in New York. 

Our granddaughter Mary Lorene and Mikel Yutzy have a baby named Alex Wyatt. He was born March 11. Mary Lorene's parents, Freeman and Cynthia Miller live in Dale, Ill. So maybe after their school has dismissed for the summer, we can go with their family to New York. Maybe!

Well the Home and Garden Show of 2019 is now history. I expect the rain kept the crowd number down on Saturday. We had a real gully washer around noon. But there were a lot of people there for breakfast. Around 750 were served, including some carry-outs. We are ever so thankful for everyone that came for breakfast and the other meals too, as that really helped Dennis and Clara Miller.

We really enjoyed both days. I actually hope we can do it again next year. We worked with Elva and Rose Otto and that really was a pleasure. 

I did get convinced, it didn't take much, just a testimony from an Ohio guy, to get Monty's organic soil conditioner for the garden and yard. I got it from Graber's Greenhouse. So now, maybe this year our garden will produce. 

Maybe if I'd stop whining out our unproductive garden, God would send an abundance. After all -- I have planted -- Go giveth the increase. 1 Corinthians 3:7. 

I also bought a typewriter. The same guy who convinced me to buy the Monty's. He's a salesman, alright! Actually I was in the market for a new one. This one is Amish! It has a rechargeable battery. And a screen so I can see all my typos. 

I was almost convinced to buy a Green Egg grill, a mini max, just our size. Except the price tag! I couldn't handle that! 

That was from S&S Heating. Those grills are good, but no, at this time we can't, much as I'd like to. We don't have a grill, but I guess we need to go with something cheaper. 

Coming up next is the Gospel Echoes Prison Ministry benefit, which is this Friday evening, March 15. I realize for some of you reading this, it will be history. We always enjoy going. They have a haystack supper.

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The next Friday evening, March 22, is the Philip Mast benefit. They are a young family and Philips has had a hip replacement and will need more surgeries. That means time off from work and no income.

Grilled chicken is on the menu along with a lunch stand and as always, soft service ice cream and fresh baked goodies. So come on out for food, fellowship and helping out a family in need.

In closing: There are two times to thank the Lord -- when you feel like it and when you don't.

This weeks' recipe is butterhorns. Erwin's sisters used to make the best. I haven't had any in years. Wonder if they still make them?


1 cup milk, scalded

1/2 cup shortening

1/2 cup sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1 package yeast

3 eggs, beaten

4-1/2 cups flour

melted butter

Heat milk; add shortening, sugar and salt. Cool to lukewarm, add yeast and stir. add eggs and then flour. Knead lightly on a floured surface. Put dough into a greased bowl, cover and let rise until doubled.

Divide into three parts and roll each into a circle. Brush with melted butter. Cut into 12 pie-shaped wedges. Roll up each wedge starting from the wide end, making a crescent shape. Put on greased pans, cover, let rise until very light. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until lightly browned; watch carefully so they don't overbake. Remove from oven and brush tops with butter. Enjoy!

Millie Otto of Arthur is a member of the Old Order Amish. Contact her by writing to 1584 CR 2000N, Arthur, IL 61911.


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