a time to ponder, to reflect, to record the week's blessings.
Because time so easily slips by, because I don't want to forget, because each day is unique and special, I plan to use this space to record the week's happenings, blessings, and thoughts.
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It's been a busy week (or two) around the homestead. When it wasn't pouring down rain or hailing, we put on our crocs or boots and busied ourselves with our garden tools...and, of course, our camera to record it all.
There is a certain satisfaction to be had in working one's land, working it together as a family. Signs of spring and new growth are everywhere to be seen, but for this mom, I see those signs most especially in my youngest two. I know I muse about them growing up a lot, but how can I not? As our dominion taking of the raw 2.5 acres we've been blessed with is bearing fruit, so also is our discipleship of our children. Learning to work hard, to be responsible, to enjoy the blessings of animal husbandry and the growing of our own food is something we rejoice in doing along with our children. As they grow and shows signs of enjoying what we do here, as they take note and share with me their own observations of what has bloomed and what should go where and what needs to be done, my heart is filled with satisfaction in knowing they're getting it. :)
Accomplished tasks: straw and mulch in half of the vegetable garden, transplants to our tulip tree bed (last pic above), transplanted raspberries, amended raised beds, turned corn patch, weeded herb garden, planted peas, transplanted lettuces and started new seed, transplanted strawberries, started tomato and pie pumpkin seed
Next up: build flower bed on side of pumphouse, more transplants from front flower bed along with dividing summer blooming perennials, more wood chips around herb garden, build brooder for meat birds, stairs for back deck, redo back lawn, plant a shade tree for the back yard, etc.
What's growing in your garden?
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