For months now I haven't been able to answer comments on my own blog. So, I will answer the comments to the post below here.
Regarding the quote: in many respects life on the farm or homestead (as is more accurate) presents many diverse challenges requiring humor, prayer, ingenuity, energy, perseverance, and the ability to adjust. However, at the same time I don't favor dull priests, doctors, and so on.
I have yet to dry up, (drought, 3 weeks of good rain, then drought again) but so much to do that all my writing is in my head and never hits the page. It has been a very challenging month, losing one of our milk cows, selling much of the hog herd, etc. But there has been much good (all is blessing). We had a litter of piglets last week (finally a red pig.) We are painting the house and have some other serious projects in the works. Not much time to get all the thoughts in my head onto the page.
This year the family is re-instituting "writing night" where we will write essays, poems, etc. on various topics. Perhaps I can get some of those unworthy thoughts posted.
God bless you all. Oremus pro invicem!