Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Providence's Perpetuation Provisions: Goat Kids of 2021

After goat breeding time at the end of last year, by God's graces birthing time came about this past Spring! And here are the results!
2021 Goat Kids
More 2021 Goat Kids
Still More 2021 Goat Kids
Yet More 2021 Goat Kids
Again More 2021 Goat Kids
And More 2021 Goat Kids
Yet Still More 2021 Goat Kids

This one wasn't supposed to get pregnant this year, as she was born last year, but she apparently found a way. :) And we're extra thankful she had no birthing complications:
Once Again More 2021 Goat Kids

And here is their video through the whole kid season from births to leaving with their new owner:



We are very thankful to the Lord for these gifts, the healthy and safe mommies and kids across the board, and we are thankful for the milk He provides from them!

-- David

Monday, August 9, 2021

Garden - Summer 2021

With the abundance of zucchini the Lord granted last year, we decided to only focus on Summer garden plants that work around here -- Okra and Black Eyed Peas!

Here's a picture of the okra, although it's buried amidst a whole bunch of volunteer (ones we didn't plant this year) sweet potato plants! We'll see if anything actually comes of them:
Okra & Sweet Potato Plants

Since there was so much of the sweet potato plants growing by themselves, we took some slips that were growing from the potatoes themselves from last year and planted them. They're doing ok...you can see a little tuft in the picture above in the lower right from the area where I planted the potato slice itself. You can't really distinguish them, but there is some growth from the slips we planted along that fence line on the right:
Sweet Potato Slips

Here's more of the okra and sweet potato plants:
More Okra & Sweet Potato Plants

And here's a section of black eyed peas. We originally planted some really, really old ones, but nothing happened, so we planted these after the other section below:
Black Eyed Peas Plants

And here's the first section of black eyed peas planted:
More Black Eyed Peas Plants Plants

And a flower!
Black Eyed Pea Flower

And here's the view from me in a lounge position on the ground, just to give some height perspective:
Close Up of Black Eyed Peas Plants

As always, we thank the Lord for these little miracles that "just grow" (from our perspective)...we can plant and water, but it takes God's direct hand of providence to bring forth anything. And we pray He grant us food from them, if He might!

-- David