Penny the Traveling Clothespin Doll shares her adventures at home and abroad.

Archive for November, 2013


Wishing a Blessed Thanksgiving to everyone, I’d like to take you around the farm to view some very autumn pictures.  This is such a beautiful time of year and pretty shots are everywhere, especially on this frosty morning.


This old cultivator is a pretty work of art this morning, also a pretty chilly place to sit!



Find Penny in the firewood pile.  All sorts of crevices to explore.



A close up of the delicate details.



An icy edged puddle.



Oh look!  Deer tracks!!  Can you tell if this one had a big rack?



Pretty autumn rose hips.



And gorgeous pumpkins too!


These thoughts are from the book “Jesus Calling” by Sarah Young, from the entries for Nov. 24, and 25.

“Thankfulness opens your heart to My Presence and your mind to My thoughts…  This Light of My Presence removes the sting from adversity…  There is an element of mystery in this transaction:  You give Me thanks (regardless of your feelings), and I give you Joy (regardless of your circumstances)…  Those who obey Me in this way are invariably blessed, even though difficulties may remain.”

Always give thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
– Ephesians 5:20

“Thank Me in every situation…  When your mind is occupied with thanking Me, you have no time for worrying or complaining.  If you practice thankfulness consistently, negative thought patterns will gradually grow weaker and weaker.  Draw near to Me with a thankful heart, and My Presence will fill you with Joy and Peace.”

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.   – Romans 15:13



I like this tree branch that has so much character, and the color of the leaves behind it.  A pleasant place to sit, swing your feet and sing a thankful little song.



Up in the barn is such a cozy place, full of hay and rustic old beams.



The sun sets behind the hedgerow, silhouetting this trio of trees.



Time to spend the evenings sitting by the woodstove knitting a warm afghan.



Our friend Kitty hand-stitched this cozy comfy new bed for Penny to relax on.





Penny enjoys an evening cuddled up under her new afghan with a good book.  Nice and snoozy….



Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;  his love endures forever.  – Psalm 118:1