Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Labor Day

"Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely."

- Rodin

Well Labor Day has officially come and gone, and soon Fall will be here. We are still enjoying an abundance of fresh tomatoes and eggs.
 The night temperatures have really changed this week, and the morning darkness is longer.
 A couple of trees in the yard have already begun to change color.
Over the week end Bob re covered the hoop house, damaged in the storm. Both of the Draft Horses got bathed, perhaps the last bath of the season.
This week I will plant cool crops of lettuce and Kale in the house.
I say good bye to summer with bitter sweet feelings, the last few years have been a real struggle.
Facing the past few winters have been frightening.
With the very harsh change in the economy, and Bob being self employed we have had much uncertainty. The business phone, did not ring often and when it did it took Bob away from the farm for days, having to travel for what work came in. 
We have stood strong together, both working towards the common goal of this farms success. 
Like many family's,we have held onto this farm with much sacrifice,hope and prayer
We have learned allot about what we really need and want, and what we can live without.
Finally things are looking up, Bob has steady work and I look forward to this change of seasons with gratitude, a bit of relief and the Joy of answered prayer.
I am looking forward to decorating for Fall, enjoying lots of cool nights by the fire and home cooked comfort food.  For now we enjoy a fresh salad and tomato tarts,

blessing on the meal

Tomato Tart

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