It took me awhile yesterday to get to feeling like my normal self. After dinner I decided that I felt well enough to go down to the garden and pick a few things. I enjoyed the breeze and the surprise of produce that was waiting for me. I picked enough green beans that I will be canning today. We still have enough tomatoes to can at least another batch. I didn't feel like picking all of those so I just chose enough to eat out of hand. The peppers are absolutely beautiful this year. (I know I am starting to sound old when I call peppers beautiful)! This has been the best year we have ever had for growing peppers. After I picked in the garden, we all walked out to the woods to see what Robert, the man we hired to clear our woods, had accomplished thus far. He only got to work for about an hour when his dozer malfunctioned. He had to load it up and take it to Knoxville for repairs. He should be back sometime next week. I was amazed at how much he got accomplished in an hour. I have such mixed feelings about clearing the woods. The woods are the only thing that provides privacy for our farm. I know they are in horrible shape, but still I love to go there and just disappear from the rest of the world. I don't usually stay gone long, but it is such a lovely place to be by myself. Robert had to knock down a few hardwoods to clear a path to stack the trees. We will be heading out there sometime soon and cutting up those trees for firewood. On the way back to the house yesterday, Jacob asked me if I was feeling alright. He noticed I wasn't my usual bouncy self. I realized that I had probably bit off a little more than I should have by walking out to the woods right after being sick. We walked back to the house watching the moon light up the path before us while we were busy making plans for the new fences that would be installed. As I lay my head down on my pillow, I heard the sound of rain drops hitting the window. What a perfect end to another precious day.
grace and peace,