Wow, it's Wednesday already. This week has just flown by. Unfortunately, life has been super busy and will continue to be so for the next little bit, so I'm going to take a week or so off to get stuff done (see below for my tentative schedule of events).
Spring is a busy time. Grass grows, chicks grow, horses eat too much.
We received our new chicks last week. They are already growing feathers, though they're still yellow. The white will show up soon. No pictures of them today. Maybe when I post next time.
Yesterday, as I was moving said chicks to the barn, I noticed my horse tiptoeing around. Yes, horse's can tiptoe. LOL She's foundered before so I'm extra careful to keep an eye out. That discovery changed my plans for the evening. I had planned on finalizing my synopsis, and as much as I like to write, it won't pay the vet bill if she is indeed sick. So out I went to prepare a dry lot--putting in poles and stringing electric fence--to keep them contained.
Elsewhere on the farm, we are produce from our strawberry plants, radishes, and kale. Broccoli, and cabbage should be ready soon. Also growing are corn, tomatoes, peppers, cucumber, sweet peas, squash, and probably something else that I'm missing. Outside of the garden, we have an asparagus bed. This is our fourth year harvesting it, and it's doing well.
The front yard is bedecked with fruit trees, many of which are loaded with fruit, though we'll have to wait on most of it for some time. Some of the trees we have out there are: apples, plums, pears, cherries, apricots, and a few hybrids like apriums and pluots. The blackberries and raspberries are also growing well.
Okay, so away from the farm, well, the outside anyway. Last week was our last official week of school, though my children still have some work to finish. To celebrate we will be going to Six Flags over GA on Friday for their homeschool day. My children are excited.
Almost done, I promise. :)
My coming week at a glance (and why I won't be posting):
Thursday (5/16) - leaving to spend the day in Atlanta; my brother's birthday
Friday - Six Flags; return home
Saturday - Funlympics with my church's worship team; my friend, Tanya is traveling to my house and together on...
Sunday - Driving to Ridgecrest, NC for the Blue Ridge Christian Writer's Conference(BRCWC)
Sunday - Thursday - BRCWC where I get to sit and listen to wonderful instructors, meet talented writers, and worship the Lord with my words
Thursday - travel home
Friday - collapse and renew, and fix whatever broke or fell apart while I was gone. :)
I covet your prayers for this schedule. For those that know me, you'll know this is going to pull every reserve I have to be this busy for the next week. And if you didn't know it before, you do now. :) I'd appreciate your prayers for traveling mercies for my family on Thursday and Friday, for Tanya on Saturday, and for the both of us on Sunday, and then again next Thursday.
You all are such a blessing to me.
May God richly bless you today,
Ps 91 (NKJV)
3 Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler, and from the perilous pestilence.4 He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.5 You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day,6 nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.