Late fall found us all storing hay and feed for our livestock, gathering and splitting the last of the firewood and buttoning up our gardens and greenhouses. Each family hurried to complete their harvests and plant their garlic for next year. Men and boys, along with a sister or two, took to the fields and forests in pursuit of wild game.
What beautiful autumn afternoons we have enjoyed these past few weeks! The weather has been so nice to do everything outdoors. Just about every day we take a walk and enjoy the landscape with the falling leaves.
Twenty years ago, Brother Ralph and Sister Fleur Lattimore established Timberworks, the first (and for many years only) timber frame company in New Zealand.
Because of the many restrictions surrounding the pandemic, we worried that we might have to cancel our Thanksgiving Fair. But the Lord answered our prayers: the county officials have approved our holding this outdoor event. Although we have less time than usual to prepare, we feel a responsibility to bring God
Spring has arrived! The gardens are greening up, the vegetables are growing quicker, and the days are getting longer. The time has come to share our first harvest.
Greetings family and friends! Our fifth annual Farm Day and Craft Fair occurred on Saturday, August 22. Throughout the week, a steady stream of brothers and sisters arrived from Texas to help with the final push to completion.
Autumn is always a welcome change here. Black walnut trees turn the same sunshiny hue as the goldenrod flowers, while the rest of the landscape shifts from summer green into more colorful tones. As much as we love the productivity and abundance of the summer months, the cool mornings and colorful leaves arrive like favorite old friends.
As 2020 began and COVID-19 interrupted the lives of many around us, the Lord urged us to change our way of thinking and respond to the guidance of our hearts. And, in part, that guidance involved raising more crops. So we began to prepare the ground to plant.
Kia ora, greetings from New Zealand! We have been very busy these last few months even though so much of the world has stalled because of COVID- 19. It is probably best to go back several months to get a grasp of what has happened here since the beginning of this year.
As with our other communities around the world, the past six months have offered an opportunity to hunker down. Staying close to home has some advantages. Chief among them is attending to activities that might otherwise get pushed into the future. So things have been busy!