Verse of the day:

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Holy cow!! A visitor to my office...

It is exceedingly rare that I get a visitor to my office. Usually, my office is a great place for me to retreat for some quiet time to get things done. However, I did have a visitor today that stopped by to say hello...

- posted by Mr. Larry

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

We are now a Vision Forum Affiliate!

We are excited to announce that the Hagen Homestead is now a Vision Forum Affiliate. What does that mean? It means that if you click on the Vision Forum Affiliate button at the bottom of the page or one of these other Vision Forum hot links here, it takes you to the Vision Forum site, and you can browse around like always. But since you came from our site, we earn a commission on any sales. It costs you absolutely nothing more, but is just something that Vision Forum has recently launched to allow entrepreneurs to participate in their ministry. So when you feel like doing some shopping at the Vision Forum, just stop by the Hagen Homestead and click on the button at the bottom of the page.

If you would be interested in also becoming a Vision Forum Affiliate and adding their links and banners to your website or blog, just go to the Vision Forum (using one of these links), and click on the "Affiliate Program" link on the left side of their website. Signing up to be an affiliate does not cost anything, and it is quick and easy. Besides, it is a great way to help them in their mission to rebuild the Christian family.

We also have just become a distributor for Michael Pearl's ministry, No Greater Joy. This is a different setup, since we have to purchase the inventory from them and then sell it ourselves, but this also is a great way to help rebuild the Christian family. If you want to purchase any of the titles from No Greater Joy, just contact us. We will be glad to help you out. We will have our web store up and running in a few days, and then you will be able to go right to our site and make your secure purchases online.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

The Shower for Carlos...

...during which nobody got wet! LOL!

Monday afternoon we celebrated the arrival of baby Carlos! It was a delightful afternoon filled with laughter, chit-chat, food, and most importantly, adorable babies! Many thanks to the FrRoberts, Hiers, and Rachie for hosting the event.

Mrs. Hiers adorable decorations.

The guests of honor, Kress and Carlos.

Adeline and baby Owen.

Master Joe-Joe

A most wonderful older sister. Miss Amanda and her

two little sisters, and Daisy.



Abbi, It was so great to see ya'll!

Opening gifts.

Snatcher of the pins. LOL.

Martha with her nephew Joesph.

Here we observe Pepper the dog trying to devise a way back in, after he was unceremoniously shown the door during the festivities.

Camera wars.

The world-famous Kress expression.

And I will leave you with a picture of the man of the hour.

God bless you Michael, Kressant, Mikey, and baby Carlos.

We love ya'll

Be blessed,


It's a boy!!

Just so nobody gets too excited I'll clarify! LOL. Our milk cow, Poppy, had her baby calf about two weeks ago. We named him Poppyseed, isn't that cute?

Here he is! (sorry it's kinda blurry)

There's just something about our pond that just calls for pictures.

City folks have "hello kitty," us country folks have "hay kitty." LOL.

Now that Poppy's had her calf we can have raw milk again. Whoohoo!

God bless,