Spyglass Gardens

  (Meridian, Idaho)
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Sleeping Earth

As we celebrate the New Year, we look forward to its unfolding. Looking out at the fields all covered with snow we can hear the earth sleeping. Such a silence is peaceful and sweet. While others scurry about, the farmer simply admires the slumber of the good earth. 

In the farmers home this is a time of reflection, a time of planning, mapping and surveying. Seed catalogs are piled on the table. Ordering sheets are filled out and the cycle starts all over again. The farmers mail box will soon be filled with envelopes of seeds ready to be filed and listed on the planting calendar. For the earth may be resting but the farmer's days soon fill with mulitple tasks.

The greenhouse in the winter can be a very busy place. One would think it would be vacant for these cold icey days. But it becomes the work center for overhauling equipment, wood working workshop, paint and varnishing station. Now it is time to sweep and prepare bedding tables,sanitize seedling trays, make hangers for baskets and test the heating system. 

While the earth sleeps and mends it's self, the farmer must prepare his body for the hard work ahead. Just as the earth mends through the breaking down of matter, the farmer must manage his health. Getting proper rest, drinking plenty of water, and excersize through the winter will help keep the farmer in tip top shape for summer.

Sleep now dear earth - for spring wil be here soon! Looking forward to working the earth once again in 2015. 


Winter Rest for the Farmer

   Awwhhh peace at last for the ol red tractor!  Now in December the soil has turned to frozen dirt.  Most of the day it has a white frothy substance tracing its clumps in the sun. Golden leaves are cast abroad and a quietness comsumes the field.

   But in the farmers barn office there is a buzz!  With the fire stoked with logs there are careful calculations of this years harvest being recorded. Countless seed catalogs are strung on the floor and the ol Red Dog's back is to the fireplace and warm and cozy with the one eye on his master.

   The mailman loads the mail box with late season catalogs and the first boxes of seeds for the new year.  Equipment is lined up for servicing, the greenhouse is cleaned and the heater is inspected. 

   As the sunsets each day it brings the farm just one more day closer to the New Year and all it has to offer.

   As the farmer and his wife go to bed they pray to our Lord and Savior and thank Him for all of the blesssings of family, friends and to grow and provide healthy foods for them. Without God this would not be possible and for the farmer and his wife they are truley forever grateful.

   Winter is just not cold and windy days, it is a time of rest, peace and reflection of love and receiving Gods grace. Please...Remember that Jesus is the Reason for the Season...not the mall...take time to rejoice in his love.



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