Snow in April

Hi friends,

I told you I’d be back soon, and here I am. Day 2 of the potty training saga.  Day 1, yesterday, was mostly unsuccessful till night time.  We got 2 pee’s in the potty in the evening. We shall try again today!

I was telling you last time about how spring was here and things greening up and such… well I woke up to snow this morning. S-N-O-W!!!  It won’t get out of the 40’s today!  I thought we were done with this kind of weather! It is days like this that it can be hard to be thankful in all things.  Why on earth would I want to thank God for snow in April? Because I’m not God.  God doesn’t say I have to like these things He is doing, but to thank Him for doing them because all have a part to play in His Master plan.  To me, snow in April is a nuisance and causes for trouble.  To Him maybe it will delay the fruit in the orchard so we’re sure to get a good crop this year, maybe it’s killing off something icky that would have otherwise lived.  Maybe to teach me to find the joy in the cold weather.  😉  Who knows?  I don’t, but He does and that’s all that matters.  I am figuring out as I grow in my walk with Him, that focusing on making Him known and His glory shown is all that matters.  And today He is choosing to do that with snow.  I praise Him for the snow.  I praise Him for the heaters that are keeping my house warm.  I praise Him for the wood fire that kept the house cozy last night.  I praise Him for my family, especially my husband in all he does to lead our family in the Lord, works hard to provide for us, and is the best dad to my little men.

Praise Him in all things. Even in the snow.

Springing into action!

New Season finally getting under way!

Hello friends.  I have been meaning to write to you all but time has just been flying by.  Things get moving so fast up here.  Syrup season ended early for us because we ran out of cut wood for my fire.  We made about 3 gallons worth and won’t be able to sell it because that’s all we have for the season.  (Sorry folks!)  With syrup season ending, spring started springing!  The snow finally melted away and we were able to see green grass growing again!  We got our first 4 batches of chicks in and will be moving the 4 week old ones to the field this week!  We also got our spring batch of 500 laying hens!  We have about 1,000 of them in total right now.  Lots and lots of eggs!  We interviewed and hired an apprentice for the 2015 season; Graham arrived yesterday.  Our dairy cow is coming very soon and we’re doing some major remodeling of the Sales Building and the Processing area.  So much happening!

Micah loves these nice warm days when he can go outside and run.  He especially loves it when I tell him we’re going to the farm.  He loves to “help” Pete with the animals.  Especially the cows and donkeys.  They are some of his favorites.

It is hard to believe that April is already half over and that May is just around the corner.  This is when things kick into a high gear for us.  In a matter of 3 weeks we’ll have Clarion Farmers Market starting, Pittsburgh’s Market Square farmers market starts soon after that, then the Upper St. Clair Farmers Market, and our other markets.  Plus chicken processing and all other farm stuff!  I love this time of year. So much fun to do all this stuff!

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I’ll catch you all up on more details in my next post!

Have a great day!