The Vine and the Branches- Jan and John's Health and Wellness Blog

The Vine and the Branches presents our New website!

1. Health tips on how to do a 10 day Detox

2. Encouraging thoughts

3. Recipes for the Detox

4. Links for my Favorite Health sites

5. 20 Steps to a Healthier you

Thursday, December 8, 2011

John and the Rattle Snakes

Just thought I would post a picture of...

John and the horses and one of the Rattle Snakes that he killed under the house. He was under the crawl space fixing the pipe to our "Grey water" pipe when he spyed this rattle snake over in the corner. It was a scarey experience. She shot it with our shot gun and the shell went through the wall and knocked out some of the tiles under the steps going down into our garage... But the job is done and haven't seen any more. I'm sure that Rattle snakes are just a part of Arizona. One always needs to take precausion!!

Been helping with the food bank in Elfrida. It's a great way to get to know the people in the community. Walmart in Douglas donates the food for this bank and last month donated over 20,000 lbs of food to just this bank alone. Ove 500 people in this valley get food from this bank and a smaller one in Sunsites. It's been a fun thing to do on Wed. mornings. The lady on the right is 94 years old and she's such a trooper. Right in there helping with the distribution!! Not sure of the other one's age, but she is a retired lady.. not really retired. They still have a hay ranch in the valley.

Well, until next time... Ready to go out for a jog amongst the Pecan trees.

I thank God for my little Pecan Track.. wishing you were here to join me!!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

New and Exciting Retirement? A Pecan Orchard in Arizona

Un-benownst to us; we would never of dreamed that this winter would lead John and I to Arizona. Elfrida, the small town that most would'nt write home about. But a great town of nice people, hard working farmers and of course all trades. Down to earth great people.

The Lord brought us here and it's even surprising to us.

We have about 110 Pecan trees. Not anything compared to most of the Pecan farmers around us. But enough nuts that we have to do something with them and get them harvested. I will try and post the process and we enter into it. It's a great way for John and I to do something together; be out in the fresh air, live where it is warmer (although today it is about 37 degrees outside; and to day by day let the good Lord show us how to serve Him.
As we speak; John is on the tractor with the "Dump Wagon" honking for me to get out there and help him... I'll post more as I have the time. Enjoy your day and remember; staying close to Jesus is the key to happiness amidst the trials and challenges of these times we are living in.

Talk soon, Jan ( and John)