On top of all the normal business there has been a little "trama". Several who are very close to me are going through some deep water. I don't feel at liberty to share too much. It makes one stop to think... does God forget us and let us flounder? NEVER! Don't ever for even a nanosecond believe that lie. When trouble comes, that's opportunity to lean on the Lord and He is always there. I used to think that
the reason God sent trouble was because we had not been faithful in some area, but I no longer think that lie either. Of course God allows trouble for a reason, but think of Job. When did trouble hit him?
And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?
OK, I certainly am not as perfect and upright as Job, but if I were, would I even suspect bad times were on their way? Well if my thinking were messed up I might think that trouble would never overshadow my doorstep. That's what Job's friends/wife thought. "Well Job, what did you do to bring this on yourself? "
Yes, I deserve all the trouble I get, but even if I were a perfect person, trouble would come as it does to all people. All people face trouble and if we have trust in God it will cause us to draw even closer to him.
OK enough about trouble, here's some fun pictures from around the farm. I don't get to blog much, so there aren't so many pictures this year.
A friend gave us a goose that was "naughty" terrorizing his wife, kids, and dogs. So he ended up here...
|Brandon's first butchering. Not sure he was too impressed.|
Don't think I'll raise geese for meat... not that great.
The garden had a slow start, but through the past week has recovered quite nicely. In an earlier blog I posted pictures of the garden, so you can compare if you like.
|This is the shady area. We have peas, kale, Jacob Cattle beans, |
pakchoy (which has bolted due to heat) and a few winter squash in
|This is the top of the garden. Things grow the best here. More |
Jacob Cattle, tomatoes, and pole beans, and of course more
|This is the herb garden from the back, plus lettace, carrots, corn..|
I took a picture from the front, but for some reason the camera
didn't save the picture. It's pretty from the front because
the wild flowers are in bloom right now.
And the chickens are growing like little weeds. Don't know if you remember the last picture...
|Beginning of June. This was the day after they arrived. They|
have long since graduated from this tiny tub/heat lamp.
So that's the news from our neck of the woods. Glad to be able to let you know we're still alive.
Hope you all have a great weekend.