Friday, March 07, 2014
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Coffee with Mrs. Curley and morning chores.
Breakfast and readings of the day.
Client work until noon with an occasional Math problem for one of the kids thrown in.
Noon - Angelus and lunch.
Coffee with Mrs. Curley.
Rosary (we are currently using St. Josemaria Escriva's book on the Rosary to help meditation)
Till garden area for the first time this spring.
Children finish school and they start trimming muscadine vines. I notice our surplus chickens are gathering in the newly tilled garden. We catch and process 4 chickens.
Shower, eat, teach Faith Formation at parish.
Get home, talk on phone with great friend in Chile.
Intercessions and Night Prayer.
Check on Sow ready to farrow and watch the process. 14 piglets!
Bed after midnight-tired, but satisfying day.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
So as the snow finished at 5:00PM, we had about 6 inches.
This morning? It is snowing again; 2-3 inches expected before turning to wintry mix and eventually ice.
In our 18+ years in SC (plus my 4 in college a decade earlier) I have never seen it snow on top of snow.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Monday, January 06, 2014
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Now I am certainly not ready to apply to change rites, but I am yearning to attend another Melkite Divine Liturgy like nothing before. Not kneeling and not genuflecting was hard. Doing a little research into the rite over the past days has made me understand the rite is not just the Liturgy and there are many things which culturally I would have to figure out-after all I have been Roman for 49 years.
I am not sure if after one experience I can communicate what I found at Our Lady of the Cedars which I haven’t found anywhere else. Perhaps the presence of God was more profound or visible. Perhaps the community of worshipers (including the priest and deacon) seemed to be both more casual (no, casual is not the right word- perhaps humble) and intense at the same time.
For the Melkites, this was not the first Sunday of Advent. The Gospel was about the blind man trying to reach Jesus over the objections of the crowd. One part of the homily struck me: the deacon told us that in contrast to the crowd which tried to prevent the blind man from reaching Jesus, the Church’s mission (and thus ours) is to help “the blind” reach Jesus. It seemed to me that the Melkite Divine Liturgy was trying to help this blind man (me) reach Jesus this past Sunday.
Oremus pro invicem!
Thursday, November 21, 2013
"My favorite thing to do was the tracking game. I also like riding the pony and milking the cow. Digging up artichokes and shoveling manure wasn't as fun, though it still was fun."
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Friday, November 15, 2013
This morning at the end of the milking, I was putting the cover on the milk pail, but the pail was still under Mabel's udder. The cover (sort of like a plastic shower cap) must of crinkled and scared Mabel. (Matthew tells me he moves the bucket out from under her before he covers it.)
Well, Mabel moved one hoof into the milk pail and the other onto my ankle, pinning it sideways on the ground.
I thought it was broken. (This is an ankle which has been broken to various degrees twice before.) After keeping it up for a couple hours and alternating hot and cold, I am not sure if it is broken after all, but I can't really put any weight on it.
On the bright side, I do love carrying a cane. I guess being laid up, I will have to do some more writing ...
Oremus pro invicem!