Week 35, 2022

September 3, 2022


On Thursday we had our first morning in the 50’s and drier air moving in. Most mornings have been very foggy, with warm and dry conditions causing things to get a little dusty. August is a dry month here, in general.

Down On The Farm

The last of the watermelon and cantaloupe were harvested, further opening up the area that has now been planted to oats and clover for a winter cover crop. A cover crop offers several benefits including the prevention of soil erosion, aerating the soil via root growth, and adding organic matter, but maybe the best benefit is that it taps into the soil’s fertility, “trapping” it in the plant tissue of the cover crop. These nutrients are returned to the garden when the cover crop is tilled under in the spring, preventing those nutrients from leaching out of the bare soil over winter.

Best Thing We Ate

It was satisfying to see one dinner this week that consisted of our own homegrown sausage, broccoli, sauerkraut, potatoes, onions and pickles.

From Family Worship

As we wrap up the book of Acts, one commentator made the observations that in Acts we see the good news of the gospel spreading outward from Jerusalem, the capital of the Israelites, to Rome, the capital of the world. This worldwide expansion of God’s covenant of grace with His people from every tribe, tongue and nation was God’s plan all along. To Abram God said, “And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed” (Genesis 12:3), and in many other places we see the same thing. This new administration of the covenant of grace that was ushered in by Christ is far superior in every way to the old administration under Moses.

Other Happenings

No much other than a little basketball, a fairly quiet week.