Folks have sent e-mails asking for more of the story as well as photos; here ’tis:
This view is while standing at the kitchen sink, over looking the pond and, into the distance, my far field. Current plans include a raised garden bed for veggies and cut flowers and a small orchard. Putting all between the back driveway and pond ensure water when summer’s heat threatens the life of the plants.
This was one of the first photos, taken from the pond’s dam, looking toward the house with that beautiful view blocked by lots and lots of trees.
The original pole shed are the three bays on the left. The three bays on the right were added right after I moved in and already it seems the space is used in full. The tractor and equipment are hidden from view and when it’s warmer, I’ll re-arrange again. I like a tidy place, can you tell?
Yet again, God has blessed me with His grace, mercy, love, holding me in tender loving care. Once again God has brought me to a place where He not only cherishes me but lets me know I am cherished. None of us could count His myriad blessings. Oh, we could count the ones we know…breath in our body, food and drink, clothing, a Bible…but there are too many to count of His unknown blessings…safety when we didn’t know we were in danger, protection from the ill will of another and on and on and on…
I’ve downsized in home, about half, and increased in land, more than half again and am, again, caught in one of His thin places. Like Daddy says, “I’m ready to go but I’m not homesick” and will enjoy God’s peace, calm, joy, content to rest and work in Him until I go Home. Folks say, “Be blessed” and that’s all right but I say, “God bless you” because I want His blessings. I ask for His blessings and I also give His blessings away because God cannot fill an already full vessel.
Ponder this ~ Thomas Jones, a Welsh preacher, said, “
“Our Lord is great, and great His praise
From just this one small part of earth,
Then what of the image of His greatness
Which comes from the whole of His fine work?
…What of the greatness and pure loveliness,
Of God Himself?”