Summer Farm Update

Summer on the farm is…

grueling, sweaty, bountiful and overwhelming.

With work that needs doing until the sun goes down and kids that never seem to go down.

It’s a season of new life- birds hatching eggs, mamas birthing kittens, and puppies growing into big ole farm dogs faster than your eyes can see.

Mama feeding her babes

“Mama Kitty” the last one of our 14 farm cats still here and her 2 new kittens

 

It’s adoption paperwork and home study visits that makes you tired and grateful and nervous and excited all at the same time.

It’s wrapping up school but never wrapping up garden chores because even though you pull weeds until your hand bleeds you can’t ever pull enough.

It’s being overtaken by grass.  In the garden it’s choking out the plants, in the cracks of the sidewalks, in the fields it grows past the kid’s heads, and the mower roars and roars because that grass just grows and grows.

A view of the garden before the grass invasion took over

It’s loud storms and quiet rainbows that you praise God for, because His promises never end.

It’s remembering to thank him for the grass and the weeds because when they grow so do the tomatoes.

It’s learning, so much learning, because let’s face it, we have no idea what we are doing out here and this season is winning.  It’s showing us Who’s boss, and while that feels humbling and frustrating and awe consuming… It makes me ever more grateful that I am His.  Because in this rat race of summer- the growing, weeding, mowing, and mosquitos- I am reminded that God is SO powerful and SO good.  And that He STILL controls the wind and the rain and that He is indeed the God of the Harvest.

Carrots right out of the dirt

 

Our first potato harvest, pink and purple taters are the best!

 

A lemon cucumber, a few beets, and a banana pepper

 

Zucchini, peppers, broccoli, lettuce, and tongue of fire beans

 

wild harvested blackberries

 

my favorite flowers in my favorite pitcher, this is happy summer

 

When you run out of dog food and don’t want to drive 30 minutes to get it you make it

 

Feed bags make the best toys

 

It takes some heavy equipment to take on Bermuda Grass.

 

spelt zucchini bread

 

zucchini pizzas

 

human kites for summer fun

 

She’s taking off!

 

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