Week 28, 2022

July 16, 2022


A good rain pattern has been established, which we are grateful for. Things are healthy, lush and growing again. Mornings are in the 60’s and days heat up to low 90’s. Crickets in the evening have replaced the lightning bugs, although a few can still be seen. Peak summer.

Down On The Farm

We are done harvesting cucumbers, zucchini, onions, broccoli, and kale for this year. We’ll use this space to plant fall/winter veggies once we get it cleaned up. We tried a watermelon and a cantelope, but they are not quite ready yet.

We’re starting to steal some new potatoes from the potato patch
Okra prepared for freezing
Onions cured, braided and hung for future use

A friend who does tree work called to say there was some white oak he was trying to get rid of from a job site, so John and I went and got a pickup full of rounds that we will chop for storage. We’re always on the lookout for good firewood, and hopefully we’ll get up to having 3-4 years worth stored.

We mowed the medium red clover in the fallow garden area for the first time. We will grow red clover there for two years before making it our veggie garden and planting the current garden site to red clover. This two year rotation should add organic matter and enrich the soil, making it better each time instead of depleted.

Best Thing We Ate

A nice “garden soup” with tomatoes, onion, zucchini, and cabbage from the garden, served with a warm loaf of homemade bread.

From Family Worship

John 14 on Monday night was memorable. Comfort for the downcast, tender reassurance for the doubting, peace for the worried, all given lavishly by the One whom we are not ashamed to call “the Way, the Truth, and the Life”. He alone is the gate through which green pastures are found, and the Father is known.

Other Happenings

The Samilian’s were with us last weekend and into the beginning of this week. It did us good to see old friends and their effort to come see us was appreciated. Some pictures from the second half of their visit:

Having fun in our creek after the big rain