Saturday, December 15, 2012

Caring for Christmas Cacti- in verse

How to Care for A Christmas Cactus All Year Long
by Homesteading Mommy

I am so beautiful and easy to care.
Just a little attention and well I will fare.
When my flowers are gone and I look so sad
A pruning in February will make me quite glad.
Give me some fertilizer as a nice treat.
And set me outside, a smidge of sun to greet.
But just don’t forget to give me a drink.
I’ll grow a bit bigger and give you a wink!
Give another treat when the weather is hot.
Keep me moist, for dryness right then I care not!
One last treat in September to prepare me to flower.
Cut back on my water and away from the power.
That’s right! No light at night!
Daytime shining is all I want.
A dark corner of earth I’ll happily haunt.
One day you’ll notice my colors of mirth
And know we’ll soon celebrate our Savior’s fine birth.

Sunday, December 9, 2012


Just an update that the remaining funds for Tiggy's House was raised all in less than 24 hours.  This sweet little guy's legacy will live on and rescue countless children from the dangers of the streets.  And the Hanleys at Roscommon Acres have a great sweetness to balance their sorrow this season.  Thank you to everyone who shared and blogged and made this possible.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Beauty for Ashes...for Christmas

On December 12, just two years ago, a very precious little boy was tragically taken from this world.  A few months later, his family, with the gaping wound on their heart still bleeding, decided to channel their grief into something positive and lasting: a home for rescued children in Nepal.

And so the dream for Tiggy's House was born.

Now, six days from the two year anniversary of his death, this family is mere dollars away from reaching their goal.

Let's bless them with Tiggy's House, ready for construction when they go to face that tragic day.

Donating is easy.  Simply go to Tiny Hands, International and click on "Tiggy's House" in the drop down menu at "Donation Designation".

Most of the money has come in by $10-30 donations.  It doesn't take much to make a real difference.  Please, donate, share this, post on facebook.

No one would ever want to be on the road this family is on.  No one would ever choose to be a child sold into slavery by their own parents.  What do you think they want for Christmas?

It's within reach.  So let's do it.