This afternoon, I asked Jacob to drive down to the field and get a picture of Dad seeding so I could post it here. When Andrew inquired why I didn't just hop on the 4-wheeler and go take the picture myself, I informed my brothers that I was in the middle of pie making, after which statement, Jacob quickly hopped on the 4-wheeler and said, "Oh, I'll go! I'd do almost anything to get pie." :) He took this picture of Dad, seeding the brown flax (we planted Golden Omega flax earlier in another field). We're praising and praising the Lord that he was able to finish that field and we are now done with seeding, except Dad wants to plant lentils in the former water holes so the weeds don't grow there! We are so happy and tired tonight!
I baked an apple and a blueberry pie this time. I decided to make a lattice top for the blueberry pie, as I'd never done one before but saw a picture of it done on top of a blueberry pie, and now I wonder why I've waited so long to try it as it was really quite simple and the end result looks so homey.
Mother spent her morning finishing up working the field with the vibra-shank. The boys then spent a good part of the day picking rocks.....
I dug out the colorful paint cans from the basement and repainted 3 of the 6 colors on our swing-set boards; the teeter-totter board; and the merry-go-round. The other 3 colors will have to wait for another somewhat still and sunny day.
While the pies were baking, a vehicle containing 3 men drove in the yard, 1 gentleman being our dear hunting friend (he's also the man we rent our pasture from) from the southeast part of the country, Gaylin. As Dad had just finished seeding and the boys were done picking, we were all able to visit for a little while and Mom and I showed Gaylin our greenhouse, which he liked a lot. Gaylin and his friends had come to borrow/rent 2 of our tractors to do some food-plot projects with (they plant crops for the deer and pheasants to eat.) Gaylin said they have a nice sized group of guys here this time and that, if we have any fencing projects that we need help with, be sure to let them know. I wonder if we'll take them up on that offer? I'm sure there's fencing that needs doing before we move the cows up to pasture!
Those were the out-of-the-ordinary things that happened today. Mother, Jacob and I also cleaned the house and prepared a feast and weeded the front flower bed. Oh, and Andrew took the bush-wacker machine around the farm and buzzed off a lot of weeds and grass. It is so good to have him back home again!
.....And now, we are at the end of our work week and are at the beginning of a day of rest and are we ever ready for it!
~Shabbat Shalom---to all my Sabbath keeping friends, and Shalom (peace) to the others. :)