Friday, June 29, 2012

June 28, 2012 Fresno Bee Club Meeting

The world's largest honey buyer & seller is Miller Honey, now also called Groeb Farms. They have offices in Florida & Calif. Selling honey internationally, they find people everywhere are mostly demanding only USA honey.
Groeb representative, Paul, stated that honey from China has been found to contain lead.
Some from India had an illegal antibiotic. Miller honey turned back three loads of it. 
Nations around the globe are reporting record lows in honey production.

The honey bee heats his body up enough to kill a wasp.
It has 26 pheromones to identify the nectar, which hive and bees that belongs it. Each bee leaves a pheromone at each blossom from which it gets pollen.
If a bee does not smell his own pheromones in an egg from a frame that has been introduced into her hive, she will eat the egg.
Bees see themselves in likenesses with each other, unlike humans who look for differences.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Honey Vanilla Ice Cream

You can celebrate Regina & Greg's wedding again
any time you make this home-made ice cream:
For a 3 1/2  gallon ice cream maker
1/2 gallon cream
1/2 gallon half & half
1 2/2 c. honey
1 1/2 c sugar
3 T. vanilla
Then fill with milk up to 3 to 4 inches from the top.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

100 Good Years for Ida Seppi Bruno, a Family Historian

Lena, Aurelia & Massimo
Ida, Dave, Annie
1926 at 42 Garden St. in Helper Utah
 Ida, Dave
Lena, Aurelia, Annie
 Lance, Annie, Lena, Aurelia, Ida, 
at Esther & David's Wedding
June 1981
 Elisa, Joshua & Fama, Ida
Betty & Dave
June 2004
 Ida came and called often to visit 
her younger brother Dave.
Regina with her Great Aunt Ida
 Ida in the family room at the funeral 
of her beloved younger brother, Dave
Ida with her descendants
 2008 in Glen, Utah
Auntie Ida here posing with her brother, 
Dave & Betty's descendants
at her 100th Birthday Celebration
 in 2011

100 Good Years for Ida
She passed away June 27, 2012

Monday, June 25, 2012


Eliza holds the hind legs. The goat eats while Becca milks.
the kids 
Do you see the rat's tail?
This cat brings a young rat to dinner. 
Esther & David 
 To church
to hear Vision Forum's Scott Brown of South Carolina
Each father introduced his family 

Women chatted and kids played during the men's meeting

Scott Brown with us 

Doula Workshop

Your due date should reflect your cycle length. An expecting mother with a longer menstrual cycle may have her baby a week or two later than girls with a shorter cycle.
The body is triggered to go into labor by an enzyme released when the baby's lungs are ready. If there is a problem such as a kidney infection, it could cause the body to go into labor early. 
See Risk - Consequences of a Near Term Birth click below.
Early birth can cost more money and lead to temperature problems, blood sugar imbalances which may cause seizures, autism, ADD, ADHD... A quarter of a baby's brain grows the last four weeks of pregnancy.  
Position that May Help in Delivery 
This one can be good especially if the mother has had spinal, epidural or narcotic and has no feeling of her contractions to know when to push. Notice her elbows are straight out.
One Way to Relieve Pressure During a Contraction 
If the mother is afraid it decreases blood flow to the baby,
No more than three comfort measures should be used at once:
Sing through contractions until you get to transition.
Massaging the hands or feet releases oxytocin.
Hot bath or shower
Eye Contact
Dim lights

Tammy Ryan, Excellent Instructor from Ohio
Hospital Personnel make more money with most interventions.
There is a cascading effect of intervention.
Each intervention often leads to another.
34.2% of births in USA are now done c-cesarean.
Epidurals can leave women paralyzed for hours, for months, or for life.  It is designed to lower blood pressure. The epidural medication goes into the baby. The baby may come out limp. 
Narcotics make the baby weak. Sometimes the baby is so weak he can hardly breathe on his own. 
Episiotomies sometimes cause the bladder to drop into the uterus. Episiotomies cut through muscle. This can lead to sexual problems, incontinence, inability to control Tearing just tears skin.
Pitocin could cause the uterus to rupture.
The folio balloon causes tearing.

Remind mother to urinate every hour. A full bladder can obstruct the baby's exit. If she is so full that she cannot urinate, a catheter may be inserted.
Pooping, crying, giving up, shaking, throwing up, hot flashes, mood swings are all good signs of transition, that birth is near.
Childbirth Class
Some ideas to help turn the baby into the correct position.
For a baby that is backwards (OP position): 
Two stair climbs at a time. During contractions one may lean toward the upper step.
or Use a rebozo (big scarf shown above) with the mother on all fours.

Breech and Twin Births

These are graphic but they show that a women can do it at home.

Movie of what you can expect from your baby
if you are able to keep your baby with you 
skin to skin for his first hour of life.

Father's Day

Visiting Grandma
And Aunt Mary

Greg has eyes for


Monday, June 11, 2012

Christian Home Education is Part of a Victorious View of the Future

 Bojidar Marinov, a brilliant, warm man from communist Bulgaria, taught how one's view of the future determines his present directon.  Marx observed this in Christianity, back when Christians had an eschatology of victory, and incorporated it into Marxism.

     A highlight was Dick and Luke Otterstad, speaking by translator to the largely Russian immigrant audience.  The father-son duo have dedicated their lives for nearly ten years to discipling the Slavics.  Luke shared his vision for the 100,000 Slavics in Sacramento, asking "Has God not brought you here to win America to Christ?" Their passionate appeal was for the Slavics to home educate their children. Having fled the tyranny of the Soviet persecution of Christians and total statist education, their default is to put their children in the public schools, resulting in apostasy, shrinking families and a loss of vision.
      The Slavics are losing their children to the decadent American culture.  Dick, said, "Look at your children.  Do you see a difference between your children born in Russia and those born here?"  Citing the socialist roots of the American government school system then the Deuteronomy 6 homeschool imperative: "You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise." 
      He leveled this unforgettable blockbuster."This country is being judged because for 30 years the pastors of this nation have said nothing about this movement."  He warned of the Southern Baptist Convention admission of losing 85% of their children from the faith.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Friday, June 8, 2012

Newly Weds: Bruce Brady & Hannah Richards

Regina & Greg came back
 to attend Bruce & Hannah's wedding 
with us on May 28 in Bakersfield

One Sweet Couple
Here is Bruce & Hannah
here for Greg & Regina's Wedding

Friday, June 1, 2012

Visits to Corvallis, Oregon

Daniel's Beard
Jonathan Cleaning the Mirror

Wrestling With Dinah
Boys Play
Manfred's Hospitality
Caleb with Auntie Melody
On the Run
Sunday Morning
Mother & Daughter