It is though a blessing to listen during those moments to what the silence or angels may be telling us, and we have embraced wholeheartedly our new farming life, under the tutellage of our kind Amish neighbors.
We sprayed the 500 and planted an acre of vegetables, our family garden with corn, potatoes, swiss chard, lettuces, onions, cabagges, beans, cucumbers and finally peppers and tomato plants are also in; the rest we filled with beets to start selling to out local organic cooperative.
It has been very rewarding to wait on the weather and on the business of family and neighbors around, and our nights have been filled with deep sleep as we come to our rooms tired and happy.
The wood cookstove also has brought many delights, as cakes and pies start coming out of it and tasting yummy, Even my husband who knows for years about disastrous culinary productions is amazed that now things can taste so much better. It must be the slow cooking time and the fire.....
Ascension has come and almost gone, we have been singing songs together and one of them has been ringing in my ears continuously during these days, it has African words and they speak about the victory of Good over Evil. It is great to have two groups of people singing at each other, one group does the chorus and the other the verse:
O Nkosi Jesu
Mdale we zinto Zonke
Won Kob Ukufa
Won Kob U Satane
Wishing you a very good Whitsun day, as we remember how the Knights of the Grail also came together in such special occasion, to renew their vows and promise anew their resolutions.
See this page for the upcoming events during Saint John's tide in the Driftless area: http://theturningplace.blogspot.com/p/news.html