Our weekend was consumed with ball of one kind or another. Thursday and Friday our 2 oldest sons played football. The rest of the weekend our 3rd son played a travel baseball tournament. When I saw the schedule with all the games for all the kids, I really struggled with a feeling of being overwhelmed with time. However, I made a decision that I was going to enjoy the weekend no matter what type of farm production was completed. If that meant nothing was completed here in our home and on our farm, so be it. I am so thankful to the Lord because He was faithful to help me lay down my agenda. It turned out we had an awesome weekend. We packed a picnic and in between ball games, we went to Bays Mountain and spent the afternoon. When our children play ball, we do our best to make it a family affair. We try to include other things that are fun for all, and I was thrilled with the entire weekend. I was also excited because I was able to watch my oldest son play football without fear of an injury. This was a big step for me after last year, and I enjoyed watching his game so much more!
Even though we had several ball games this weekend, we squeezed in a bit of garden work none the less. I was able to plant one entire bed of lettuce and collards. I also planted some spinach. I love fresh baby spinach salad. All of my kids enjoy this as well!I planted a few cauliflower plants out in the garden. I am harding of some more now to plant later in the week. It seems if I just plant them straight from the shop into the garden that they never make it. They need a bit of time to get use to the elements of outside.
Speaking of elements...I woke early this morning to the wind blowing. It blows so hard here where we live. It usually doesn't start blowing until November, but I guess we will get it a bit earlier this year. Our chicken tractor was damaged last year in the wind. Michael will have to put fixing that at the top of his list of things to do! I don't want our poor chickens to blow away to Kansas!!!
grace and peace,