Thursday, November 14, 2013
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Friday, October 18, 2013
But then there is Autumn, the season when the Harvest rush begins. Farmer husbands begin acting strangely and their bosses become even more demanding than usual. The air is cool or the clouds are wet or the wind is strong or.....! You get the idea. There is always something weather related to put pressure on the poor souls in ag related businesses. Throw in the weird weather here recently where tornadoes and hail storms threatened some locations near to us, well it just kind of throws you into a daze of go, go, go! Perhaps robot mode is what it is called. I refer to it as my Autumn Daze. Finish canning those last 30 quarts of peaches. Finish canning those 15 gallons of apple cider you pressed from the apples you picked off the neighbor's tree. Finish canning the 35 quarts of applesauce
(it has to be the messiest stuff ever made). And oh, let's not forget apple butter and pears and squash and sauerkraut and ARGH! No wonder I am in a daze. Top it of with 3 or 4 sewing projects in the works and homeschooling 4 children and trying to stay healthy myself, it would be easy to be overwhelmed. I am so glad I have a Friend that is constantly abiding with me and helping me 'hold it all together'. Do I get tired? Sure! Do I want to take a nap most days? Yep! Do I think of walking away from it all? Never! This life is what God has given to me and, Lord willing, I will be able to live up to the demands and hopefully be happy, though somewhat tired, in the process!
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
There is a song ‘We’ll Work til Jesus Comes’. I have decided to change the words and sing it as ‘We’ll can til Jesus Comes’! Seriously though, I am thankful for all the bounty that is being provided for us to put away for winter. Our garden did not produce as good as it could have due to the drought but other generous friends have been very good about sharing their extra goodies that go into our jars.
We have started back to school and things seem to be evening out into a routine. It always takes a week or two for my brain to wake up from its summer nap and start thinking about ratios, fractions, antecedents, longitude and latitude and a myriad of other scholastic things.
The local farmers have begun to combine here and there but harvest is not quite in full swing. In about 2 weeks though, our country road will become about as busy as a major secondary road with all kinds of farming type machines going hither and yon.I can sometimes look out my window in any direction and see the lights of the farmers’ trucks and tractors and combine as they work way into the night. And, yes, my husband is one of those ‘lucky’ guys that gets to burn the mid-night oil and work long hours as they try to get everything in and the ground worked before snow falls. Today the plane has been flying over our house back and forth to the local airport. At the airport they fill up on seed, fly out here to the field, and spread the cover crop. My husband called to let me know he was at the airport but I am pretty sure he’s not got any trip in mind right now. This plane looks like a toy and has barely enough room for the pilot!
I have been led to start a Fall dig. That is a dig that is into the Word. I plan to get a couple of Bible study books and try to get more specific in my prayer life and devotions. I would like to hear in a comment from you what you use for your devotions and personal Bible study. Hopefully this will lead to growth in Christ.