The Fruit of the Ground

Yesterday morning I went out after breakfast and dug some potatoes.  We never planted any potatoes this past Spring, but we had potatoes growing from last year; so I endeavored to care for them, maybe a little too late; but I started to do so anyway.

I may have gotten 10 pounds of small to smaller ones.  Even among a few people I know who planted potatoes they have reported harvesting small potatoes.

After I dug the potatoes, I went and borrowed a pickup truck, and a chainsaw to cut a limb off a gate which goes into our family cemetery.  A week or so ago we had a strong wind come along and a limb broke off crushing one of the two metal gates, and resting on top of them both.  I cut the limb into wood chunks, and threw the brush from the limb over the hill side.  It looks much better now.

In the  afternoon I replaced a missing shingle on our house, which was due to wind damage some time ago.  That’s done now.

I am thankful for the Fruit of the Ground which the GOD of all creation has provided, and the labor that goes with it; especially the strength to do it, along the banks of Flat Creek.

-Tim

The Wind of Wednesday

It was early Wednesday morning which the wind I wrote of previously came, and struck a bit of fear in my mind.  That wind had some power and did some damage.  Not to my home, or my life.  The damage is something which can be fixed.

The damage was at our family cemetery, just up the hill from where my wife and I live.  There was two good metal gates which hung at the entrance off the road, now there is only one which is in good shape; the other badly damaged.  Both have been de-hinged from the post and the tree.  One was hung on a post and the other on a large oak tree.

I noticed this damage as I was going out our road to our Pastor’s luncheon in Cassville.  I stopped at my parents house and let Dad know about the tree limb which was on the gates, and the damage done.

One of the sad parts about all that wind is there was very little rain in the storm – it barely got the ground wet; it settled the dust.  Thank the Lord for the lack of damage.  It could have been much worse.

-Tim