Week 12, 2022

March 26th, 2022


Chilly as the week went on, but spring keeps coming.

Virginia bluebells
Purple finch (female), a lifer for both Riley and I

Down On The Farm

Big week on the farm as we are chomping at the bit to continue building a farm from scratch here in Tennessee. The process of building our farm in Florida was similar, with the big advantage now of having learned (hopefully) from our mistakes.

The girls were instrumental in helping me put up the three-strand electric fence around our pasture, which allowed us to finally let out the cows just as the grass starts to grow.

We also started our tomato and pepper seeds in flats, with the plan to transplant them to the garden in early May after the last chance of frost.

Each year we raise a couple of pigs for the freezer, and the plan here in TN is to get them in the spring, feed them to weight, and then butcher them in late fall. The pigs that I’ve seen for sale have not lasted long, so when I saw a group of weaned pigs become available I jumped at the chance. We got four because the breed won’t be as large as what we are used to.

Autumn beauty apple, first apple to break dormancy so far

Best Thing We Ate

From Family Worship

We continue to work through Romans at breakfast, wading through chapter 11 and considering the expansion of God’s covenant of grace to now include the Gentiles as well as the Jews. What is the place of Israel after Christ’s arrival? Did God save differently in the Old Testament than He does new in the New Testament age? Revisiting the Westminster Confession Chapter 7, “Of God’s Covenant with Man” was helpful.

Under the gospel, when Christ the substance was exhibited, the ordinances in which this covenant is dispensed, are the preaching of the Word, and the administration of the sacraments of baptism and the Lord’s Supper; which, though fewer in number, and administered with more simplicity and less outward glory, yet in them it is held forth in more fullness, evidence, and spiritual efficacy, to all nations, both Jews and Gentiles; and is called the New Testament. There are not, therefore, two covenants of grace differing in substance, but one and the same under various dispensations.

WCF 7:6

Other Happenings

A determined hooper
These trucks were my Dad’s when he was a boy and they are still getting good use!