Friday, February 24, 2012

New Years 2012

Greetings, dear friends.... Jeanine here.....
March is here and our men have been working like ...well, like men....
trenching and mixing in compost and planting the vegetables
and running the tractor and tending the animals,
getting ready for the spring vegetables and the start of our CSA, reading the Word, building animal pens and fences and gates,
fighting the good fight to walk in the Spirit of the Lord,
putting up pivots at other people's farms , ruling their emotions and thoughts,
building houses and sheds, hauling off dead animals
and bottle feeding a baby calf ....

The ladies of the house have been keeping the home fires burning..
which is a huge and multi-faceted task...
picking the kale and pulling the carrots for the evening meal,
tending the herb garden, ruling emotions and thoughts and fighting the same battle to walk in the Spirit of the Lord,
sewing, hanging out 5 loads of laundry a day, because the dryer is uncooperative, giving baby showers and doing Bible studies on honoring your mother and father, planning conferences and menus and times of hospitality......

and we all just enjoy life...

(I discovered .....from reading it this week :)........ that 6 times in Ecclesiastes, God says to enjoy your drink and food, your labors and work, family and wife, for all the rest is vanity....so, we have a new motivation here in the kitchen at Calathora and in our hearts to BE CONTENT, be sweet to the menfolks and give them a good supper! )

Adeline here.....

How are you!!? We've missed you all so much. Hope your 2012 is going well and that you are being blessed and enjoying the joy our Jesus gives to us.

Ah. Life in Christ is sooo wonderful...It just makes you want to dance!!!
We shall try to recap the year and catch the record up to date....

The Ball weekend......A favorite time of year! Lots of noise and the old beloved home filled with some of the most precious people in the world to me, come for the whole weekend to dance and laugh and rejoice in the Lord together over coffee and a carrot or two. And some chocolate.
And grandbabies everywhere! It's so fun to hug and kiss the little smidgions when they come over to visit! Aunt Marfa is quite the favorite. :)Everybody brought a few cans of beans and chips and such for the first evening meal, and we mixed it all together and had Taco Soup! Soup and Winter just go together. We were so very honored to have the W.'s parents up for the weekend. What a blessing.
"Bekah Boo sneaks a chip or two."
(Cheesy caption, I know...but one cannot resist when their inner poet comes pouring forth in inspirational verse...)
A view into the family room......and into the living room! Uncle Michael gets some time with little Enoch.Mr. R. and Grand Daddy at the bar...
This was a hilarious group of animated friends LOL.

1 comment:

Mrs.Rabe said...

Jeanine,

Thank you for your beautiful words of inspiration and challenge! I love the photo of the jeans on the fence!

I am going to be mulling your words over and over.

Deanna