About Me

My photo
I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of one. I have many hobbies and interests but gardening and rug hooking are my main interest at the moment. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and have been married for 51years.

Sunday, September 7, 2014


I felt sleepy this afternoon, I laid down to nap, but  I couldn't sleep. I grabbed the Sunday diocesan newspaper and I read several articles and one from Pope Francis had lots of food for thoughts.

I then went to check my emails and saw a comment from Vicki Bolster on my last post called, I'M TIRED,  TIRED, MAN I'M TIRED.   I had read her post earlier with the intention of commenting when time allowed but didn't had time to comment at the time and totally forgot all about it...

Vicki has agreed to help Josephine, a social worker who is working with vulnerable and disadvantage kids  in Kampala Uganda. These children are victims of physical and sexual abuse and children of young mothers who are living or are affected with HIV and Aids. These children are from 6 to 18 years of age.

Josephine has connected to Vicki's blog 2 Bags Full and asked for help for school and art supplies , personal hygiene supplies, clothing, toys and many basic items for the children which are all listed on Vicki's blog post.

Please take a look at this worthy cause.
What so ever you do to the least of my children, you do unto me. Those are Jesus' words...

Here is Josephine with small children

This is the letter from Josephine asking Vicki's help for donations of supplies for the children.

This letter and correspondences between Vicki and Josephine can be read in full on Vicki's blog before Vicki agreed to help her.

Vicki is a nurse with a soft heart for children and her passion is knitting and photography and last year she launched the project Pink Scarves and was inundated with pink scarves knitted and crocheted by her blog followers from all over the world and these were donated to breast cancer survivors and it was a roaring success. Vicki is relentless in helping the less fortunates through her blog.

Please visit her blog and read up about this special mission and help Josephine help these children. I'll be getting a package ready to send Vicki. She has already arranged to have a shipping company ship the material to Josephine...

Click on the link to visit  Vicki's blog and get a better idea of how to help these little people.  


On the farm, it's been one calf after another and mostly bulls this time, including one big calf who decided that he want to come into the world  backward and upside down this morning. I have another one due tomorrow.

At home, I got another two batches of Lady Ashburnham pickles in the pantry.

I hope that you all enjoying some cooler temperatures now that September arrived. It's been a gorgeous day and is  20 degrees C. or 68 degrees F. and tonight it goes down to 7 degrees C. or 44.6 F.

Thanks for reading and visiting Vicki's blog. Every little bit helps.


  1. That IS a wonderful thing that Vicki does!
    You are a busy bee!
    I do like the cooler temps and the blue sky. September is my favorite. I hope you have a lovely Monday, Julia!

  2. You have been busy. Still you take time to do not things. I will send a package when my son was in Bosnia I did something like that on a smaller scale. I had my kids at the after school program that I was director of, gather supies. Some kids said they needed to go to the bank to get money......the kids in Bosnia. No clue. I contacted a McDonald's that I knew the owner. I asked if be could provide happy meal toys....then they were having the little Madame Alexander dolls. I think I bought little cars for the boys. I read somewhere where people were buying those inexpensive flip flops to put in Christmas boxes in December. I though was a good idea. Back to Bosnia.........the kids dove into the supplies . I think sending them to a person that can dish them out is better. Mailing can be terrible. I was able to send through a zoo address. That ideA. That's for posting this.

  3. Goodness my Kindle changes words. Corrections.....not to do, should have been , take time to do nice things, sorry.
    Gather supplies.
    An APO address. GEEZ.

    1. You can turn off the autocorrect function. If you don't, it will continue to mangle what you write. And since it rendered your comment as if you were seriously intoxicated, I'd recommend you do so.

  4. That is a wonderful story. Thanks for sharing with us. The temps sure felt like fall this morning and I just had to close my windows tonight. It's a bit on the chilly side. Not complaining - I love it

  5. i'll go read her blog post. thank you.

    good luck with the calves! we got rain last night and cooler temps today. so happy to have september here!

  6. That sounds like a really worthwhile cause. I'll check her blog.

    Yes, the cooler weather is really enjoyable! The pickles sound yummy.

  7. Julia-- thank you so much for sharing the children's story with your devoted readers. Every time someone kindly shares their plight-- the opportunity for help is magnified greatly. I love you and appreciate your doing this --- thank you from the bottom of my heart.

  8. Wow Vicki is doing a truly wonderful thing. This is very inspiring :-)

  9. i will go and read Vicki's blog.
    it sounds like you are as busy as ever! for some reason i thought you only had calves in the spring. boy you never know how they will come out do you!? enjoy your day Julia and thank you so much for stopping by so much! i enjoy hearing from you!

  10. Thank you so much for the heads up Julia. Poor babies. I will check out the blog. Your weather looks very good to me.
    I hope you have a very nice week Julia, You are always so busy, even when you are resting.

  11. Thanks for sharing this story, Julia ... so tragic and so many women and children being abused in this world... I'll read her blog...

    Wishing you a happy week ;)

  12. What a great post! So many people do such wonderful things for others! It is sad to read about the ugliness out there...but so uplifting to read about those who work to make things better. I'll go read Vicki's blog.

  13. This is beautiful on so many levels. Thank you. Hug.

  14. Stopped by for a visit & what an uplifting story reading about Vicki & Josephine's correspondence. Some hearts are so big that it does change the world, you can see the love in the faces of the children around Josephine. Your farm life has been one of birth again, nature letting us know how special each creation is as we watch it enter our
    world. You are so connected to the world & needs, you Julia are one of the special people in this world. God bless you! Hugs, Cynthia