Monday, September 27, 2021

Songs of Sion

Many homeschoolers over the years have used the Fr. John Laux series for high school religion class. See the series (TAN) here. I th ink I posted on this some years back.

In several of the books in the homework assignments, Fr. Laux references another of his books, Songs of Sion. I have searched for this book for years. Now that I no longer need it for our homeschool, it comes up in one of my outstanding searches.

I ordered it and got it. 

Fr. Laux provides a biref introduction to the Psalms and then groups them according to type: Pennitential Psalms, Messianic Psalms, Gradual Psalms, etc. And he provides a short commentary on each: what it is about, where each psalm may be useful for our prayer.

If I still ran Requiem Press, I think I would try to reprint it.

Oremus pro invicem!

Saturday, September 25, 2021

This morning's work

I am starting to feel better about the winter as the night temperatures are getting cooler. Not too comfortable, though, as much of this wood, which we cut and split this morning, won't burn well until at least February.

Oremus pro invicem!

Friday, September 17, 2021

More Pigs! Red's 2nd Litter

Update: Red had 11 piglets! All are doing well.

It was quite a pig day. I was going out to cut wood and noticed one of our 100 pound pigs was wandering around the yard. I went to his pen and all 5 were out. They had busted through the old gate. It took a while, especially since most of my children are too far away to help, (Wyoming, SD, and OH) but we finally got all five in an old farrowing pen. 

Meanwhile our litter which was born in August are always escaping their pen. Mom lifts the fence and they all get out. I put it back down, but after they get back in and she feeds them, she just lifts it up again. I think she is trying to tell me something.

Came home yesterday to Red's 2nd litter of pigs. Boar (Daniel Boone) is a Berkshire and Red is a

Hereford with some other red pig mixed in. 

I think she had 11, but I will be able to tell better this morning. Here are the pics:

Oremus pro invicem!