Sunday, June 26, 2005

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in the Presence of Our King

Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart; for God now accepteth thy works. Let thy garments be always white; and let thy head lack no ointment. Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest all the days of the life of thy vanity, which he hath given thee under the sun, all the days of thy vanity: for that [is] thy portion in [this] life, and in thy labour which thou takest under the sun. Ecc 9:7-10

4 Comments:

At 6/26/2005 9:16 PM, Anonymous JFC said...

Scott,

I'm 44 years old, but when I grow up, I want to be like you.

Our garden is small, but this year it's probably 4 times the size of anything I've had since my wife and I married 25 years ago. I should be picking green beans within a week.

I'm working to add pastured chickens this year (probably just one cycle), and hopefully get some layers too. Next year I want to add a mama-cow that we can breed for beef. And before too long, a milk cow, too.

Granddad was a farmer, and passed along 640 acres to his 8 kids when he died almost 2 years ago. But unfortunately, I have been mostly a city boy. I'm trying to change that, and you (and Chad and Herrick and Tom) are great inspiration!

Pray for us city boys who are trying to redirect their lives in a more agrarian direction. I can guarantee you we will not make the transition unless the Lord does a work.

JFC

 
At 6/27/2005 5:58 AM, Blogger reformed farmer said...

Thanks for the kind words. I pray that you and everyone else who disires this lifestyle will be able to live out their dreams of living closer to the land. I have been blessed with this kind of life and I'm glad that I can offer some ideas and encouragement to others. Never Give Up!

 
At 6/27/2005 11:39 AM, Blogger Danielle said...

We have been blessed with 1/3 of an acre. We would like it to be more like 10 acres but for now this is what the Lord has given us. My husband works a 50 hour week at an office but would trade it in a heartbeat for working the land. I'm in agreement with Scott, it has to be up to the Lord to do the work so we can make the transition. In the meantime, we need to be good stewards of what God has given us. Thank you for your blog and it's encouragement. I'm still waiting for a detailed entry on "life before water". :o)

 
At 6/28/2005 5:29 AM, Blogger reformed farmer said...

Danielle

I enjoy your blog, I'm amazed at all the things you folks do with such a small place. You are living proof that one need not own a large chunk of land to get back to basics. I'll write something about water for you soon, thanks for reading.

 

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