It has been a long time, no?
|Flower Cutting Garden in full bloom.|
Too long for me. It is hard to know where to begin. Looking back from where I left off, everything seems like a blur. There never was a moment for me, to wonder what to do next with my time.
|Woodshed filled 10 plus cords of Doug Fir|
In the beginning after receiving our loads, "T" juggled bucking our logs, and the logs our neighbor, as Mr K's chainsaw quit running. There is nothing so overwhelming, as to stand in front of a dump truck load of logs with a non-running chainsaw. Eventually, an idea came to "T", that Mr. K could use our chainsaw during the day, while we were at work. It worked out very well.
Unfortunately or maybe fortunately, I did not take any pictures of what looked to me as a place of chaos amongst the wood cutting. I think I did not want to be reminded of the big mess. You see, I like to have orderliness when I do things, even if it is a messy task. Although we were far from being done, I began raking the sawdust and picking up bark. Oh what a difference it made for me, from that point forward.
|India (on the left) and Irish|
outside on the back porch.
|Buff Orphington Pullets & Barred Rock Pullet|
|Buff Orphington Pullet|
If there is one thing I have learned in this journey of self sufficiency, is that God answers prayers in His timing. But maybe not how we actually desire. The ending result is what we needed.
Well, kind of.
|Our Barred Rock Rooster, with his hens.|
He is, so far, kind to his hen's, and watches over them well. We don't tolerate overly aggressive roosters. At least not anymore. Unfortunately, he is aggressive towards me...but not "T". I carry a long stick when I go into the pen. I tell him to get within my reach, as I've got a hunger for some homegrown fried chicken. lol
|Mountain Hike Scene|
|My favorite flower this summer.|
An Aster variety.
Grown from seed, and enjoyed in my bouquets
both at home and work.
|Homegrown Romney Wool |
Almost ready for another project.
Until next time,
Blessings to each of you,
Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. But you said, "We will not walk in it." Jeremiah 6:16 niv