|The long lost wheel support|
|The land is ploughed up to the forest edge now, or rather|
the ditch in front of the forest edge. The patch on the right
has now been planted up with the barley
|The vie from our living room this morning|
|The view on the land this morning|
|In between the snow showers was a much fresher scene|
than of late. At least the grass has greened up, or maybe
it was just the dust that has been washed off
|But snow showers continued for much of the day.|
|Hope the grapes don't suffer. There seems to be plenty of|
them coming through
|Chickens enjoying the sunshine and doing a good job of|
denuding the ground of any vegetation. Good preparation
for the garden extension for next year.
“‘Message of God, the Master: On the day I scrub you clean from all your filthy living, I’ll also make your cities livable. The ruins will be rebuilt. The neglected land will be worked again, no longer overgrown with weeds and thistles, worthless in the eyes of passersby. People will exclaim, “Why, this weed patch has been turned into a Garden of Eden! And the ruined cities, smashed into oblivion, are now thriving!” The nations around you that are still in existence will realize that I, God, rebuild ruins and replant empty waste places. I, God, said so, and I’ll do it." (Ezekiel 36:33-36)So we are looking for the empty waste places to be replanted and through that revealing the heart of God for people. May sound presumptuous, but we believe in a God who wants the best for all mankind and who gave us a wonderful planet to care for, with an amazing variety of life. That's worth working towards I think.
Update on Alicia. She is still hanging on in there, but we are reconciled to maybe having her put down this week, unless she shows a miraculous recovery. She is not getting better and in fact is getting more unsteady on her feet. We have to think of the health of the rest of the herd and this won't be helping. So difficult decisions to make.