Thursday, February 20, 2014

A day in the life

Up and start fire in wood stove.

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.

Oremus pro invicem!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

All I'm goin' say is (and I am not explaining it): We were here first!

Oremus pro invicem!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

update on snow

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.

Oremus pro invicem!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Our third snow this winter! I remember 2 years ago my corn was already in the ground by this time (but truly that was an exception to the rule.) We already have 4-5 inches on the ground here in Bethune.

I have a sow due to farrow this weekend. With a ice predicted and continuing horrible conditions, no doubt she will pick sometime in the next two days to have piglets.

But we are warm. The predictions of power outages won't bother us. We are stacked high with wood and candles are at the ready.(I have been trying to put a picture up, but blogger won't cooperate. )

Oremus pro invicem!