I updated the notes as best as I could for home group; there are a few days in May that we simply can’t remember what happened. If anyone else can remember feel free to help us out. I’ll try to do better at keeping up with this in the future.
Got more corn today; at $50.00 a pop the steer are bleeding us into financial anemia. The new plan is: I’m giving them a whole 50# bag of corn every a.m. – that’s all they get for the day. I have 11 or 12 bags now; I’ll make one more “purchase” of 500 lbs. and in the meantime I’ll schedule the steer’s demise. Not sure where the money for the butchering will come from, but I’ll figure it out.
The laying hens appear to be over their respiratory ailment, but they are not laying. We have two that are trying to set (both now in the same nest box.) We are going to medicate until the end of this week; then we’ll push the brooders off the nest, get rid of the old eggs, and attempt to jump start the laying again.
The meat chickens are also eating beyond our income. We found out the butchers for the chickens are on vacation, so the meat chickens have two more weeks. As soon as we can reach the butchers we’ll schedule the chickens to be freezer bound – hopefully within 3-4 weeks max.
This is from Fishermen’s Net News:
Kent: We will need to make a decision ASAP if we want to participate. I believe at this point I am going to commit. We can discuss this at our next meeting.
We continued our study on Spiritual Warfare. Sorry I don’t have notes posted yet – I’ll really try to get caught up some on the blog.
After fellowship we got into a discussion that was a continuation of last week’s discussion on whether and how Christians should engage in civil affairs. You can read about that here for now.
Tonight we are going to hear Peter Marshall speak.
I guess sometimes you just can’t be 100% organic, no matter how bad you want to be. Our chickens got an upper respiratory infection, so today we started medication. If it doesn’t work I want to just put all the chickens we have in the freezer (or canner) and start again next year.
why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
The lillies are blooming at Big Oak Ridge and they are beautiful. The pics don’t do them justice.
That reminds me of this old movie, which Paula and I really like.
I decided to change the template on the blog. I thought the sidebar looked a little cramped, and on this blog I think the sidebar is important, so I wanted it to be a little bigger. The colors are pretty much the same on this template so the difference isn’t that significant. Having the sidebar on the right plays with my sense of “left/right justification” a little bit, but I’ll see if I can get used to it.
Home group was good today. This was part two on “Worship”. I’ll try to post notes later.
We had a lively discussion about who our brother is, what our relationship to God is (or should be) and the importance and effect of what God has done. I don’t know if anyone else is getting anything out of this, but I can really sense the Holy Spirit speaking to me and I am encouraged.
I apologize for not keeping up with the forum very well lately. This is the busy season for farming, and I just haven’t had much time to “play” on the computer. I’ll try to get some updated info out there soon in case anyone’s interested.
Right now the updates are:
Strawberries aren’t doing so well this year – may have had frost damage.
We let the meat chickens out today after losing two to heat stroke. Bad on us.
No home group this week (June 28)