Written by Sue, Monday, July 18, 2011. very hot, high 90's, high humidity....
Over the past few months it has been somewhat difficult to blog regularly, due to the work here at the farm. Our hours are long,and the weather has not cooperated with us. I truly miss not visiting with you, and I miss not posting of our days. I think of you all so often especially while busy with work.... and with that said, I will try and show you a little of what we have been doing.....
This picture doesn't do it justice, I love to open up and look in. I saw dh looking at them the other day, and grinning. Why so much preserving? We give to our children when they come home.... The other day Susan called "whatcha doing? (me) "canning corn!".... "Oh Mother, are you canning some for us, you know we just love your canned corn, peas, meat sauce, and jams, and you know I always bring an extra suitcase."
She didn't knowI was smiling, and nodding as she was speaking., because I have already got it packed and ready for her. I don't know about you it is always so great to be needed by my children. Just as God likes to be needed by us, He loves to give us great gifts too, And when we ask Him, I feel He is smiling and nodding . He also has our gifts packed and ready for us too.James 1:17~ Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. How Awesome is this!!!
Here he is picking field peas, today.. he picked, I shelled, and pressure canned...today finished our season for peas.There are still lots of peas on the bushes, we have given to neighbors and family. Now what is left will dry on the bush, and we will gather for seed.
Give me a glass of iced tea !!and I can shell up a storm! These, and some more produced
Most of you know me well enough by now to know how important my relationship is with my Lord, and how I know that He directs my life.... God is concerned about every aspect both great and small... He knew how this season would be, and not one time did I feel overwhelmed with work, tired yes, a good kind of tired. As I was working I felt His presence with me, He protected me and I only had one jar that didn't seal, and that was today, It was a jar of peas, I poured it in the pot and we ate it for dinner, with okra LOL.
OMG it is so late, I have been working on this post for three hours, my eyes are about to close, having had three long phone conversations, with children, while trying to post! ~BiG Smile~ love hearing from them.. I have so much to share, and as you can see, Ellie Mae( my camera) is back in my loving arms, and she is doing her job quite well, I might add....until next time, bed here I come!!!!!,,,, to be continued.
Proverbs 18;10~ The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.