Sunday, May 13, 2012

A Very Good Start

God has been amazingly good to us this year. That is true on several levels.

The weather could not have been better. We were able to plant in early March, we've had rain whenever we needed it, wonderful conditions to harvest in, and it hasn't been so hot as to make our crops bolt to any significant extent.

We've been blessed by an infusion of new folks. God gas answered our Luke 10:2 prayers, and we hope he continues to do so. That has not only helped us get the work done, but more importantly, is  blessing us with new relationships.

We've been blessed with very abundant harvests.  We've harvested 3,311 pounds so far this year, more than a quarter of our total goal for the year (12,000 Lbs.). To put that in perspective, we didn't harvest that much until late July of 2010, and the middle of August  in 2011.  Here are the details of what God as blessed us with and where it has ended up:

We don't say this to boast. The the contrary, we point these things out to bring praise to God, who made all this happen. It brings to  mind how the Hebrew prophet Joel described God's graciousness:

Surely he has done great things.
21 Be not afraid, O land;
    be glad and rejoice. 
Surely the Lord has done great things. 
22     Be not afraid, O wild animals,
    for the open pastures are becoming green. 
The trees are bearing their fruit;
    the fig tree and the vine yield their riches. 
23 Be glad, O people of Zion,
    rejoice in the Lord your God,
for he has given you
    the autumn rains in righteousness. 
He sends you abundant showers, 
    both autumn and spring rains, as before.
24 The threshing floors will be filled with grain;
    the vats will overflow with new wine and oil.

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