Tuesday, May 20, 2014

A new addition to the Dairy. . . And It's Not A Cow

We're beginning to head back up in milk. 
The cows are calving. 

The milk is flowing. 
The pastures are still behind. 
Many farmers in the same boat. 
Limited grass for pasture. 
The guys spent part of the day collecting wood from the river spills last fall and this spring. 
Chipping slowly away at the list. 
We've added a member to our dairy. 
And it's not a cow!
He and his family, followers of Christ; desiring to serve.
It's been so nice having him here. 

A fresh perspective. 
Funny thing is. He's so much like the farmer. 
We sit at lunch. 
The two of them eat. 
In silence. 
I start to ask questions.
As simple as, How was your day?
Good, comes the reply. 
How are things coming along?
And there you have the reason woman go out to lunch. 

He and his family will fly here on June 26th, for good.
They will uproot all they kniow from sunny CA,where there are happy cows;
to the chilly Northeast; where apparently where we find our cows happier. 
They have sold most of their belongings to make this move. 
We have been searching for items to furnish their house. 
Day after day, we are blessed with household goods to take away this burden. 
Almost every need provided. 
A few items still needed. 
This Community is pretty amazing. 
It has reminded me of Abraham.
Genesis 21:1
The LORD had said to Abram, "Go from your country, 
your people and your father's household to the land I will show you.

He was called out of a land into a new land. 
A land he was not sure of. But he knew he was called and He obeyed.
Now, I am not saying this is a land flowing with milk and honey by any means. 
Lately you'd think this was a barren waste land with all we've been through. 
It's not the promised land. 
But it is land we are proud to farm. 
It is the place Hoss and his family have been called. 
He is being obedient. 
It is a place of hope for many. 
It is the place God has called us to for the time.
We will steward this land in the best way we know how. 

We will thank God each day for the marvel of his handiwork in His creation. 
 We are blessed with the help with the work load. 
An answer to prayer.
Today looks to be another beautiful day. 
So grateful for these days with sunshine. 
Now a few warm days. 
We were half way through first cut this time last year. 

We still don't even have our baler back from the shop yet. 
Still there is much to do to keep the farmer busy. 
One day at a time. 
Plugging through. 
Bending knee in humble submission, keeping those feet planted on the solid rock.
That is the farming way

Colossians 3:17
And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

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