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Warm In The Pacific Northwest, Feb 2015


Friends of the Donkey Whisperer Farm,

GOD has been smiling on us, giving us favor as we took a leap of faith packed our life away, left our large home and moved into our 5th wheel in Sequim, WA 2014. The winter of 2015 has been breaking records for warmth, we are now reaching 60 degrees most days and all of the hay is starting to grow again, soon it will be time to cut hay again. Seems while most of the east coast is suffering from record snow levels and freezing temperatures we are enjoying spring weather. Here are a few of the photos I have taken since moving to Sequim, WA our last stop here on earth.

Marriage is never easy, it takes two people who work hard to help one another achieve their dreams and goals for this I am grateful to GOD and my hubby Scott of twenty-two years. We enjoy our 5th wheel as it is a free life, less time to clean and more time to play. If we did not have a strong marriage and GOD to guide us give us faith this would be a journey that would be most difficult, with GOD in Jesus Christ name nothing is impossible. We have learned that you really do not need much to enjoy life, stuff is just stuff! You need a loved one your health, shelter and time to dance in your mind. I say in your mind as the screws in my pelvis do not authorize me to dance anymore, I am truly screwed down, locked down tight in my pelvis, cant twist, bend and still I suffer from pain and numbness in my feet almost five years later.

Living in the 5th wheel has provided us with freedom. We find more time to enjoy one another, the farm, the Olympic Mountains, ocean, rivers and of course all of our animals. Most importantly the flat land is a rehabilitation spot for me as I walk everywhere on the farm as it is flat. Animals are GOD’s angels sent to heal our souls so never abuse your pet, and always be grateful each and every day. As tomorrow what you had today could be gone forever. Life is fragile and precious, if you have your health you are rich beyond measure. I miss my health each and every day and continue to pray the pain will go away. Five years on April 13, 2015 since the semi-truck accident.

All of our eight equine are so relaxed and happy, this makes me and hubby beyond happy. We have two horses (mares), two standard rescue donkeys no paperwork, one Mammoth donkey Rio Johnson, and three minis.

I am happy to report I can now ride easier, train again and enjoy walking again as our property is mostly flat. Less rain makes it easier for me to move and the more I move the better I feel. If you have recently suffered from trauma I just want to say to you to trust Jesus Christ and never give up. No matter how bad the pain, never give up. My marriage has never been stronger and I am grateful to Jesus Christ for my husband of twenty-two years Scott. Scott is not only my better half he is my best friend. If we can only have one best friend in our entire life this is indeed a blessing but to get to marry our best friend this is a gift from Jesus Christ. I am so grateful for my life and husband. Trying to survive this thing called life without JESUS CHRIST and my husband would be indeed very difficult. Living with a life long disability is not easy and yet here I am working on my second year of running my new business a world-wide educational equine business for all donkey, horse and mule owners. GOD is amazing, never give up!

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GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!

Melody Johnson

http://www.donkeywhisperer.com

http://www.youversion.com/mobile

https://www.facebook.com/Donkeywhisperer

 

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Changing Sky


Originally posted on Photo Nature Blog:

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Photos Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

The sunset was amazing tonight in Southwest, Michigan. The colors intensified and changed during and after the sun went below the horizon. I was in an agricultural area and found the barn pictured above made for an interesting subject in the foreground.

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For the next image I found this tangle of trees to look interesting as they stood starkly against the blazing sky…

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For the final image I combined a man made element of some farm architecture with a grouping of trees as the sky turned a more deep red color.

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Posted by on December 26, 2014 in 2014, animals, blog, farm

 

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Five Years Of Blogging Today

Five Years Of Blogging Today

Happy Anniversary!
 
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Posted by on December 13, 2014 in 2014, animals, blog, donkey, horse, marriage

 

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Got Water!

Got Water!

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Friends of the Donkey Whisperer Farm,

We now have water on our new twenty acre farm in Sequim, Washington.

We had our well drilled this week!  Sadly we were not able to be on-site to watch the well work, GOD is amazing as our new neighbors and friends sent us these photos. We we are so grateful to Fred and Dorthy as they keep us updated with photos.  Thank you Fred & Dorthy!

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Next comes the road and the preparation for the new barn, outdoor arena, round pen, electricity and septic tank.  GOD is amazing as he is helping us manage all of these projects.  If you are new to my blog we purchased twenty acres in Sequim, Washington last August with nothing on it except two pear trees, one apple tree and irrigation to grow our own low sugar orchard hay.

Our current turn-key five acre equestrian farm is for sale in May of 2014. Please share with anyone wanting to relocate to western Washington.

We will be planting the hay very soon so stay tuned.

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GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!

Melody

http://www.donkewhisperer.com

http://www.youversion.com/mobile

https://www.facebook.com/Donkeywhisperer

 
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Posted by on February 14, 2014 in 2014, blog, donkey, Faith, family, farm, GOD, Washington

 

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GOD Wants Us To Be Warriors For Jesus


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GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!

Melody

http://www.donkewhisperer.com

http://www.youversion.com/mobile

https://www.facebook.com/Donkeywhisperer

 

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Light House Award – A Blog That Brings Light To A Dark World


Friends of the Donkey Whisperer Farm,

I received the Light House Award from Irene Waters, please check her blog out at Reflections and Nightmares- Irene A Waters (writer and memoirist)

The description of this award is A Blog that brings Light to a Dark World.  This has always been my desire to share GOD’s love and light in a dark world. I love receiving awards from my readers, thank you Irene. 

The accompanying rules and guidelines for this award are:

  1. Display the Award certificate on your blog.
  2. Write a post and link back to the blogger that nominated you.
  3. Inform your nominees of their award nominations
  4. Share three ways that you like to help other people.
  5. There is no limit to the number of people who you can nominate.
  6.  HAVE FUN!!!

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Rules and guidelines for this award:

  1. Display the Award certificate on your blog.
  2. Write a post and link back to the blogger that nominated you.
  3. Inform your nominees of their award nominations
  4. Share three ways that you like to help other people.
  5. There is no limit to the number of people that you can nominate.
  6.  HAVE FUN!!!

Three ways I enjoy helping people and animals:

1. Sharing the gifts and talents Jesus Christ has given me and the word from the bible as GOD is amazing.

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2.  Providing coaching, education and natural training tools to help people with their equine (donkeys, mules and horses) brings me great joy.

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3. Providing inspiration to the world to never give up no matter how bad things get. Nothing is impossible with GOD on our side. I am a survivor of a life threatening semi-truck accident forever physically stuck with a disability but I never gave up and settled. I started my own business from my home world-wide on Jan 1st, 2014. Select GOD created a miracle for me to read more.

Melody and the doggies on the new 20 acre farm in Sequim, Washington GOD provided to us

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My best friend and husband Scott and our doggies

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The Bloggers that I am nominating all light up the world with their blogs:

http://ajaytao2010.wordpress.com/\

http://steverebus.com/

http://simplypampered.wordpress.com/

http://rtfitchauthor.com/

http://carlchewning.org/2014/01/11/daily-quote-5/

http://havehest.wordpress.com/

http://creativehomemakingalmanac.wordpress.com/

http://mustardseedbudget.wordpress.com/

http://marinakanavaki.com/

http://greenhornphotos.com/2014/01/11/garden-path/

http://newsferret.wordpress.com/

http://permareperterras.wordpress.com/2014/01/11/horsewoman/

A photo of our new twenty acre farm in Sequim, Washington 2013

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GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!

Melody

http://www.donkewhisperer.com

http://www.youversion.com/mobile

https://www.facebook.com/Donkeywhisperer

 
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Posted by on January 11, 2014 in 2014, animals, Award, blog, Jesus, My life

 

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Enter To Win A Large ‘On Donkey Time Sign’


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Contest rules:

1.  Like this post

2. Share on your social networks, WordPress, FB etc.,

2. Leave a comment –  Tell us why you would like to win and What does On Donkey Time mean to you?

3.  All comments must be received by 12:00am Pacific Time.  I will announce the winner on January 1st, 2014!  I truly look forward to 2014 and I hope I have inspired you to look forward to the new year.

My husband and I will pick one winner and pay for the shipping anywhere in the world as this is the world-wide web.

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Check out our new website http://www.donkeywhisperer.com

Friends of the Donkey Whisperer Farm,

I am deeply grateful to each one of you for supporting me to continue to blog, share information and to never give up. Several of you have become personal friends and coaches to help me to see that GOD had a big plan when he let me live, GOD wanted me to share his miracle of healing and life. GOD decides when it is time for us to die and not a second sooner.  I am a natural-born leader and extrovert in many ways but I am also a very private person and introvert. I guess that is why I understand the animals as I truly understand what it is like to be scared and endure pain and suffering not just from the car accident as my life has not been easy in fact it has been a trial most of the time, I am a survivor.
 
To my GOD sent husband of almost twenty-one years, emergency medical responders, Airlift Northwest nurse who helped me pray to stay alive on the way to Harborview Trauma hospital, three surgeons, trauma nurses, after care doctors, physical therapists (5), massage therapists (5), house keepers, real friends, landscapers, counselor and even Rite Aid workers. I am truly grateful as just like humpty dumpty it took a team of dedicated medical professionals to put me back together again.
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What I Learned From Trauma?

People we think are our friends are not our friends. Friends stick by the side of a friend when they hit the bottom, middle and the top of a mountain. Friends never give up or walk away from a friend. People who walk away are not a friend and it is better to live all alone than have these life suckers in our life.  It is most difficult to follow our dreams if we have people pushing us down and telling us what we cannot do in our life. We can achieve so much more when we keep positive thoughts in our minds. Life suckers (people) like us to be needy and stuck and then they feel good. When we get well and move forward they are not always happy for us. Sad but true.

What I have learned from blogging

I have learned that when I stepped out and shared my trials and deep and darkest moments I was actually helping you and me. Several of you have told me that my story of perseverance has given you the nudge you needed to never give up and give GOD another try in Jesus Christ name. I want each of you to know that I am blessed to have met so many wonderful people and being able to read about your life has helped me when I was not able to do much of anything while healing from the semi-truck accident. I was planning on going back to work in 2010 before the semi-truck accident; for several years after the accident I had no idea if I would ever be able to go back to work again. Heck I could not clean my own home; I could not open the window without help for almost 2 1/2 years. My entire right side was hit so hard that my ribs are now dented into my body changing the spinal cord forever.  The hit from the semi-truck was so strong that it broke every bolt off the passenger seat I was in. I should have died all the doctors told me you are a miracle. Select GOD created a miracle for me to read more. GOD is amazing as he has found a way for me to not only go back to work but work world-wide from my computer to your computer and make a better life for donkeys, mules and horses. A dream I have had since I was a little girl for the horses the donkeys and mules came in my late forties.

How Old Was I When I Became A Follower Of Jesus Christ?

I was forty-two years old. If you want to know more about why I became a warrior for Jesus Christ send me a note at Melody@Donkeywhisperer.com I will share. I call myself a warrior for Jesus as I wear the scars from the middle of my back to under by breast where they opened my chest to save my life. Four chest tubes were inserted to stop the internal bleeding. I am truly a walking miracle. Happy 2014 to you!

Remember your life is precious and fragile, any moment, hour, or day GOD can change everything. What once seemed impossible can become possible.  I went two years and eleven months before my pain doctor found the pain medication to control the nerve pain/back spasms allowing me to get my life back.  Most importantly be able to think and share all the gifts and dreams GOD has placed inside of me. I prayed, prayed and prayed and yet no relief and then one day the pain was controlled in March of 2013.  Never give up on GOD and never give up on yourself.  If you have dreams make a plan to move towards them and remember to invite Jesus Christ in your life as he knows what is best for you. I can do nothing without Jesus!

 

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GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!

Melody

http://www.youversion.com/mobile

https://www.facebook.com/

http://donkeywhispererfarm.com

 

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