This year we started a 60 minute show called "The MUD PEOPLE". It is on Youtube.com channel MUD PEOPLE or type in youtube.com/user/whitewave777 or click on
"The MUD PEOPLE" is similar to James Lang's "This Land" (see
that aired on ACTV, in Aurora, IL, for about 15 years, but it is not a travel/cooking/music/evangelistic show like This Land was - it is an off-grid-living/cooking/music/evangelistic show! We share our off grid living tips, building experiences, livestock and gardening experiences, recipes, and music on this one of a kind evangelistic show! Go check it out! And enjoy our photo album too! The greeting card below was made by me.
January 5th - Alrighty then! Starting out the year with FOOD! LOL! Gotta get in the mood for the cooking part of the show. Off grid grilled cheese and chips. Good food and junk food for lunch today.
But follow that with a salad and it helps alkalinize your body and balance things out. Now that bacon is TURKEY BACON. We DO NOT eat pork - at least not of our own knowledge and will. Why? Because Yahuwah tells us in His Word NOT TO EAT PIG! And He tells us it is an abomination to Him.
January 6th - Some people in mocking us have said that we are always going hungry because of the way we live. They apparently think that when you live of grid you can't cook good meals anymore. But we sure enjoyed sinking our teeth into these homemade sub sandwiches. Yummm!
January 10th - We don't like the coldness, but wow, isn't this one of the prettiest things to see in the winter? Frost on the window!
January 29th - Our Yorkie had puppies in December, and 3 of them are sleeping in my jacket! They love it when I put them in there. It's nice and warm for them.
January 31st - James made this bread on the stovetop in a fry pan! Yup!
In the few years we've been married we seem to have become a foster home for many dogs. We have several that we've kept, but we also tend to rescue dogs from dog pounds, people who cannot keep them any longer, our neighbor brings us dogs that people drop off at his house that he doesn't want, etc. So I just wanted to make this collage of some of our happy dogs that we have owned in the past or presently own!
February 8th - Well, about 6 weeks ago our Yorkshire Terrier Tally had puppies, with Sammy, the American Eskimo as the father, and here are some of them getting ready to find permanent homes. All but one are parti colored. A Yorki can have a 'parti gene' that causes this! None of them took on the color of either parent! But they did end up having characteristics of both parents. They are very unique little dogs! The momma Yorkie is in the bottom left picture, the daddy American Eskimo is in the middle picture with one of the puppies after it grew up, and the bottom right picture is the black puppy after it grew up (the new owners sent the picture.) We got Tally fixed, so she won't be having any more puppies in the future.
February 12th - Our date at Golden Corral.
February 14th - James made me this cake as a sweetheart gift. We don't officially celebrate Valentine's Day, because there is some serious pagan stuff related to it, but James got inspired to make me a sweetheart cake after seeing all the hearts everywhere.
Have a sweet and loving day with your sweetie, now and always! I'm going to be marking holidays and holy days this year in this picture album, and posting my greeting cards that go along with the holiday. This is the second one.
February 21st - Making headpieces and greeting cards to sell in my Etsy shop. Many of the greeting cards are 'altered art', where I took a public domain vintage picture and altered or added to it, using clip-art, borders, appliqués, etc., to make my own unique design for a card. I love to take architecture of ancient fancy buildings and make designs with the different shapes and colors, and even things like belt buckles, jewelry, photos of pieces of leather or wood, etc, and make designs out of them. You can walk through the stores and take photos of belts, jewelry, etc, and incorporate the colors and designs into backgrounds and borders. I have also taken thousands of photographs of wildlife, pets, nature, etc, of my own and am making many into cards.
At the end of this web page I put 21 sheets of samples of my greeting cards. As you can see, I've been a busy bee!
February 27th - James made this pizza on the stove-top. And it was AWESOME!
February 28th - James made this little table-top adobe hand warmer and it worked real good.
We would have more of the comforts of an American home if we hadn't had so much money pilfered from us when we sold our old place, but there is always a reason why Yah allows stuff to happen. Living this way is making us stronger and better able to handle the rough times, which are coming in the near future. We appreciate the little things in life more too.
March 1st - Another off grid delicacy - potatoes, broccoli and cheese.
March 8th - Golden Corral - yeah, people who live off grid really have to starve to death! LOL! I know, I know! Some people say "who CARES what you had for lunch!" But some of you people out there are getting on my nerves with all your accusations about our lack of food. So there you go.
March 17th - Today we were stopped in the left lane of a business section of a highway (no left turn lane available) waiting to turn left into a business parking lot, and had been sitting there for a couple of minutes since there was a lot of on-coming traffic, when I looked up in the rear-view mirror and saw a large pick-up truck coming up behind us VERY FAST (about 40 mph)! A split second later "SMASH!" - it plunged into our rear-end of our little car.
The left picture is our little car and the right one is his huge pick-up truck. The driver got out and the first thing he said is that he wasn't watching where he was going and didn't see us until the last second. I actually saw him hit us, and he didn't swerve until the last second, and I was tense, hanging on to the steering wheel and brakes for dear life, while I called on Yahuwah. If he'd have pushed us onto oncoming traffic we'd probably be dead. And he almost hit oncoming traffic - an off-duty detective was the one he would have hit. This detective got out and assisted us until the police arrived. He kept asking me if I needed an ambulance. Well, at first we didn't think we got hurt badly and that we would just be sore for a few days, but that proved to be wrong. As time progressed, we had back and neck pain, headaches, dizziness, hand numbness and more that just got worse and worse instead of better and better.
By the way - St. Patrick was a Sabbath keeper. Thought I'd share some of his history with you today. We don't officially celebrate St. Patrick's Day. But I do respect the fact that he was a Sabbath keeper.
Also, he used the three leafed clover to help people understand the three functions of Yahuwah as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit - one God with 3 functions.
March 21st - The Brady Bunch came to visit us. Friends from Facebook that we met in person. Mom and dad, and six kids! They stayed for 10 days, learning what it's like to live off grid, because they are going off grid as soon as they can. Their You Tube page is HalleluYAH Homestead. They, like us, practice keeping Yahuwah's Sabbaths and Feast Days. It was nice to have like-minded people to spend time with this spring. There aren't too many people around who believe in obeying Yah's commandments. They wanted to help us with the cabin building while they were here but James was in too much pain from the accident to be able to get that off the ground, so only a little progress was made. Here is a video they made about the cabin building while here:
*FREE HOUSE* ANYONE CAN BUILD ! ! !
This little girl reminds me of an angel who got into the cookie jar! What a cutie!
They stayed in this tent.
This pretty little guy came and made himself at home at our place. The neighbor whom he belonged to said we could keep him because they have more just like him.
Awwww - these are Tissy, Jerry and Vicki, three new members of our family of furry friends. They are so sweet. Their owner died, so they needed a new home. Looking forward, in October we found Jerry a permanent home where he can get much more attention than what we can give him. We realized we had accumulated 7 lap sized dogs, with 5 of them wanting on my lap at a time! LOL. So We started finding homes for some of them so that we can cope with the ones we're keeping. Sometimes we function like a foster home for dogs, not really by choice but it just works out that way. The cute little white dog is one of my favorite babies, and stays with me most of the day.
April 9th - Momma goat had 2 babies today, so they are added to our family.
And our flock of chickens is growing as I wanted them to! Soon I will get rabbits and raise them for meat for the dogs, and use the extra eggs and other things like vegetables to make our own dog food. And we plan to get a canner and can the extra roosters and some of the hens for storage. Can't wait!
April 17th - Our other female goat, who was a baby last year, just gave birth to a little boy. He is the cutest, sweetest little thing - he'll go to sleep in our laps like a lap dog! His name is Bobo and we are keeping him as a pet. We have 3 baby goats now, 2 mommas, and 1 daddy.
April 22nd - Today at sunset begins the Passover. This is the true day that Yahushuwah (aka Jesus) died on the cross for our sins. He DID NOT GET CRUCIFIED ON GOOD FRIDAY AND DID NOT RISE FROM THE DEAD ON EASTER SUNDAY! He died on the Passover, which fell on a Wednesday in that year, was in the grave 3 DAYS AND 3 NIGHTS (72 hours), and rose from the dead when the Sabbath was ending (sunset) and the FIRST DAY of the week (Sunday) was beginning. Easter is pagan and has NOTHING to do with the death and resurrection of our Messiah. Passover is a commanded feast day that Yah commands His people (us) to keep! Happy Passover!
It is also celebrated as the day Yah passed over the homes of His obedient children who painted their doorposts with the blood of a lamb, as He commanded them, before He destroyed the firstborn of the Egyptians, right before Pharaoh let Yah's people go and they crossed the Red Sea and escaped into freedom.
Most people consider it a 'Jewish holiday', but all of Yah's people are commanded to celebrate it. We are to clean all of the leaven (which represents 'sin') out of our homes for the week and eat unleavened bread everyday during that time - called the Feast of Unleavened Bread.
And on the following Sunday morning we are to celebrate Firstfruits. Yahushuwah was the 'firstfruits to raise from the dead'. Read in the book of Leviticus to learn about these feast days. The instructions on how to celebrate them are in there, but we do not do the sacrifices because Yahushuwah became the once and for-all sacrifice for us.
April 26th - Here's over a hundred eggs from this weeks laying.
April 30th - And now we have more baby chicks to add to our family! We're getting closer to meeting our goals in the animal department. Now if we could just get our adobe/rock/sod/earthbag cabin finished before winter so we could be warm instead of half freezing this winter, I'd be a happy camper, literally, cause our life is like we're camping.
Ah ha, we got a GOOD rain, and our creek is now flowing again.
May 1st - And since we got a new pool liner for our leaking pool, we were able to pump a whole lot of water into it. This is a big relief, since this is our water supply.
Speaking of meeting goals - we now have bunnies! The regular ones we will breed as 'meat rabbits' for the dogs food, and the cute little fluffy headed 'Lion Head' bunny is for a pet. They are all cute and sweet though, so this will be a tough job to do.
He is so cute!
Our neighbor offered this 16' long fifth-wheel for $500 and said we can make a small payment monthly, and we said yes. This will come in handy for guests, for storage, or for us when the barn/cabin is too hot this summer. (Actually, we ended up staying in it all summer and will continue to do so until our adobe cabin is done - and I am going to re-arrange the barn/cabin into a craft and exercise room.)
"Whole Lotta Prayin Goin On!"
May 5th - Today is National Day of Prayer. We all should pray EVERYDAY, but today is a good reminder of that.
May 8th - Happy Mother's Day to all you mommies, and I pray that your children all make it to Heaven, and ours as well.
May 16th - We have some better fencing for our goats.
We need to hire someone to do most of the work on finishing our cabin, because we are not able to do the heavy work this year as we planned. We need this finished before winter, as we had the goal of being able to be warm this winter instead of waking up in the night with our water bottle frozen next to our heads and frost on the ceiling a foot above our heads (where we sleep in the loft). Two sets of people were here this spring and wanting to help us, but we have been hurting too bad from the accident to be able to do this. We're in prayer to be able to get enough funds to do this, since the accident pretty much destroyed our working ability this year and has prevented us from being able to do just about anything around here. We couldn't plant our vegetable gardens either, nor the wheat, barley, and oats that we need for the animal feed. All because some guy decided to sight-see when going about 50 mph instead of watch where he was going, and slammed into our rear-end and threw our backs out of alignment big time.
Here's one of our gardens that we couldn't plant this year. Last year it was full of vegetables but this year it is full of weeds.
We got a liner for our other pool that was leaking, so now we have 2 water storage pools that are usable. And we got a new liner for our pond. The original one got torn up.
May 25th - And we have a third water storage pool now, so this enables us to store over 10,000 gallons of water for the animals, gardening and cleaning. Once we get some good filters we'll be able to bath in and drink it when needed also. Not bad for living off grid in a place that doesn't have any consistent water source.
Such a pretty sight!
Such a pretty face! Tissy is such a little sweety pie!
These two girls were born last year in a litter of 13. We kept these two beauties and found homes for the rest.
Just another day to us, but hope yours is happy!
May 31st - Here are the mommas and their babies.
The billy goat and pretty pond
June 12th - At sunset, Shavuot (Festival of Weeks, also called Pentecost) begins. It commemorates the giving of the Torah (the first 5 books of the Old Testament - the COMMANDMENTS/instructions/law) at Mount Sinai. This is also the day that the baptism of the Holy Spirit was given to believers in the upper room, in which tongues of fire came upon them and they spoke in other languages as the Holy Spirit gave them utterance.
June 21st - Another one of James' delicious steaks! Yum!
July 4th - We just stayed home and watched some fireworks that the neighbor sent up in the sky, but happy Independence Day to you all!
July 25th - And HERE is our FIRST episode of our new online TV show! It includes James showing off our water collection system, cooking ribs, a message from James, our wet weather creek, a song from James, both of us baptizing each other in one of our ponds, James singing "Walk On", a song he wrote, Jimmie's hot dogs, and more.
The MUD PEOPLE - Episode 1
July 29th - Here's my handsome hunk of a husband, contemplating something. I wonder what it is? Maybe he is contemplating putting a bottle on top of his head and preaching a sermon to the local pastors who aren't preaching the real gospel!?
You are NINCOMPOOPS!!!!!
Or maybe he is contemplating doing a Satire exposing the tele-evangelists
August 1st - Here is episode 2 of our new online TV show! James does a satire about the 'flock-fleecers', smoking a whole chicken outside, salad time, 2 billy goats ruffing it up, scenes of our pets, gathering rocks, making cob for the adobe cabin, a message from James, campfire song "Ring of Fire" (words changed)
The MUD PEOPLE - Episode 2
August 7th - Here is song James wrote concerning the people who think that not being under the law means they can BREAK THE LAW (and live in sin)!
"I'm not Under the Law!"
August 18th - Here is episode 3. It includes making cob in the wagon, gathering rocks and fitting together the puzzle, digging potatoes and having a meal of homegrown potatoes, tomatoes, and green beans, a message from James, James playing guitar, cooking stew with little candles, looking back on our home in broken arrow, our sons playing music, James singing "Unchained Melody", "Country Roads".
The MUD PEOPLE - Episode 3
And this is what I'm talking about. Our neighbor gave us this little lazer eye space doggie because she kept biting his granddaughter, and we, being the suckers that we are, took her in and found a home for her. She LOVES her new family and they love her. So, does that make us kind of like foster parents for furry kids? Seems like it.
August 30th - Here is episode 4. It includes digging sod and using it to make walls of our cabin, cooking rib-eye steak on the grill, James playing bongos and skit about our president, taking communion, James singing "The Healer" written by his aunt Lois Irwin, building with earth bags and making clay bricks, a Christmas message from James, treats for our chickens, billy goats sparring, and more.
The MUD PEOPLE - Episode 4
September 5th - On Labor Day, Sugarbear, our white Lab, went into labor and had puppies again, this time with our wolf hybrid Solomon as the father. To me, this is kind of like showing off our grandkids! LOL. Our furry kids are family to us!
September 20th - Aren't they adorable?
October 1st - This one is my favorite.
October 2nd - Rosh Hashanah (Jewish civic New Year) and Yom Teruah (Feast of Trumpets) begin at sunset. We don't celebrate Rosh Hashanah, as it's not the first month on the Hebrew calendar, and not a commanded by Yah feast day, but we acknowledge it for those who do. It's a secular holiday, rather than a holy day of Yah's. But Yom Teruah (Trumpets) is a commanded feast day, and we are commanded to blow the trumpet and celebrate on this day. We don't yet have a trumpet (or shofar), so we either play a shofar sound on tape or create one ourselves! For now, it's the best we can do.
October 10th - Yum!!!
October 11th - Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) begins at sunset. It's a commanded feast day, and we are to examine ourselves and if there is any sin in our lives, we are to get it out of our lives. Of course we are to do that everyday, but this day is considered the holiest day of the year. We should dedicate the day to drawing near to our heavenly Father through His Son Yahushuwah.
October 12th - Here's another one of James' delicious PIZZAS!
October 16th - Sukkot, or Feast of Tabernacles, begins at sunset today. It lasts for 8 days and is another commanded feast day. We are commanded to dwell in a temporary dwelling everyday for the week, to commemorate the sheltering of the Israelites in the wilderness, but it also represents Yahushuwah's coming from Heaven to dwell with us here on earth. We are supposed to meet in Israel for this event, but most cannot do that, so they either camp out in the woods for the week, or visit another congregation other than theirs as many of the days as possible, or make a sukkot (a hut-like structure) to spend some time in everyday to represent being in a temporary dwelling. We live in the woods, and already live in a temporary dwelling until we get our adobe cabin built, and are not able to travel, so we celebrate it at home. It is a celebration time of feasting, and the Bible says we can even have strong drink if we so desire. The first time I celebrated it I loved camping out in the woods so much (it was so peaceful) that I said to myself I'd rather live in a tent in the woods with a man who really loves me and Yahuwah, than in a fancy house with one who doesn't. And here I am, living in the woods with that man! We also are supposed to bring tithes to this event, and the tithes is FOOD, not money!
October 22nd - This one looks like his daddy.
This is my cute little black baby! His name is Wolf, and I'm keeping him.
November 1st - Happy Birthday James!
November 4th - Successfully finding homes for 5 of the 7 puppies.
November 5th - Our beautiful property in the fall
November 6th - Happy Anniversary to us. We've been married for 7 years now! Had a nice meal at our favorite buffet. And here's a glimpse into the past on that special day.
And check out the wonderful anniversary present waiting for us outside! NOT! I've wanted one of these since I was in my 20's, either in purple and black, or panther pink and black. Well, we couldn't drive home in it, but it was fun imagining driving home in it! LOL!
Here's one in the WalMart parking lot. They seem to be popping up all over lately. This one was red, but I did a little editing on it to make it my PINK, and some other colors I like - see below!
First I took out the background and made it black so the car would really stand out. These are all in my greeting card format and will be finished as cards.
And..... PURPLE - I LOVE it!!!
And..... LIME GREEN
Last but not least, TORQUOISE!
Now, while I'm on a roll, shortly after seeing these two Challengers, we saw ANOTHER one in a Walmart parking lot, and I think this one is candy apple red. It was the prettiest red car I've ever seen in my life. I tried to capture the color as best I could, since I am not a professional photographer.
and.... Changed it to purple
then to pink.....
Now, just to give you an idea of what I'm doing with these as far as making greeting cards is concerned, here I added a background of a photo that I took
Here is another, with a Camaro I saw, again in the Walmart parking lot. It was actually yellow with a white stripe and I made it several different colors.
...and one more.
BREAKING!!! Trump Causes Hilary Meltdown
November 8th - We are so excited!!!! On October 17th we were able to get an exclusive private interview with Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton!. Watch and see Hilary show her true colors! Trump Causes Hilary Meltdown during debate. And praise Yah, Trump was elected President of the United States today (and NOT Hilary!) Congratulations President Trump. We pray for your protection, and we pray that you walk the right path and help our country as you promised you would.
November 9th - Here's my Wolfie, and he's playing with James' Simone (we are keeping him also). Simone reminds James of the puppies' grandfather Simon, who we were told is a wolf.
And here's a picture of the grandfather, our wolf hybrid's daddy. Some say he probably has some Malamute in him. That could explain why our puppies have curled up tails.
Simone says goodbye! Stop boring them with all these puppy pictures and let me take my nap!!!
Tissy is looking a bit starry eyed these days. She's my precious little baby! Her owner died and she might have ended up at the dog pound, but now she is my forever furry friend!
This is what she looked like when we got her, and shortly afterwards
November 11th - Happy Veteran's Day! Thank you James and all you others who served our country in the military!
The MUD PEOPLE - Episode 5
November 12th - Episode 5 includes adobe cabin building, almost finishing an adobe pizza oven and fireplace, a space creature in the dark, and a message from James.
November 20th - Another one of James' delicious pizzas! They are soooo good!
My 'indoor' bunnies. I got this $60 cage for free when I took in a bunny that was being given away, so I brought in Simba, my lionhead, and now he has a pal.
This was our
VIDEO: THANKSGIVING MEAL and it was good! Would have been better with my kids here though. Maybe next time. They both have bad cars and so do we, so no one is getting around very well.
We found our dream bathtub in a yard sale (please excuse the cushions that we stuck in it, and imagine it fixed up as in the 3rd picture, because that is what I plan to attempt to do with it! This will go in our adobe cabin when we get it finished.
This is one of the pretty little puppies from last year that we kept (along with a sister) - Samantha. She is half American Eskimo and half Lab.
And here is a natural yard ornament, Joseph, because he has a coat of many colors!
November 26th - We made a stop at a little museum along the side of the road, and took some pictures. I want to show you how I edited the pictures to make them into cards. I took out signs, props, backgrounds, and added my own photo backgrounds, to put them in a different setting. I think they turned out pretty good for an amateur. See more below.
Here is a cabin I put right onto our own property - digitally, that is.
Here's a few more settings
And I like this carriage but didn't do any editing on it. I wanted to take out all the background and put it in a country scene with a horse, but I just don't have the mental energy for that one presently.
December 3rd - Happy Birthday Jennifer! (Me)
December 16th - We decided not to butcher our 2 young male goats, so I put in an add to sell them or to trade them for bales of hay or sheep or a calf. Some guy from over an hour away called and traded 8 huge round bales of hay for the 2 boys and their momma (who we decided to include because we don't like her personality.) That was a good deal for us because we use a lot of the hay for bedding to keep everyone warm in the winter (dogs, cats, rabbits, chickens, and goats), and for feed for our other 3 goats and rabbits.
Here's to show you how big these things are!
And here's one of our off-grid sub sandwiches that are WAY better than Subway any day!!
Here's Tissy, my little baby, getting ready to go out in the cold to 'relieve herself'. Gotta keep her warm! The vest is made out of the sleeve of an old sweatshirt. We have them for newborn goats also, in case any are born in the winter. You cut a slit in the part that goes under their neck, and cut two holes for the front legs, and trim it underneath so it doesn't get wet when they go potty. Very easy! The sweatshirt material doesn't unravel, so you don't have to do any sewing!
December 24th - Hanukkah (Festival of Lights) begins at sunset today. This is not a commanded feast day, but it is fun to celebrate. It commemorates the rededication of the temple in Jerusalem, but is also believed to be the time when Mary became pregnant with Yahushuwah, the Light of the World. It lasts 8 days. We do NOT celebrate Christmas. It is totally pagan and has NOTHING to do with the birth of our Messiah! He was born during the fall feast days, either on Feast of Trumpets or on the first day of Feast of Tabernacles (when He came to tabernacle among us).
December 25th - The answer is "NO! He does not need a mass. He is not in purgatory (and that is what a mass is done for, by the Catholics). There is no such place as purgatory!
Below are the pictures of some of the greeting cards I've made so far. They have watermarks on them but the real cards don't.
Come visit to see which ones are presently available. TREASURES OF JEN Many of them are in process (I've made the front design, and still need to make the inside). Presently many of them are only available as digital downloads that people can print out themselves, but when I am able to get a new printer that uses smudge resistant ink, I will print them out and send them to the customers. And some of them are actually hand made paper or cloth lace decorated cards.
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