With so many little things that need to be accomplished on the farm (I’ve got a list as long as my arm), it can get overwhelming. And we feel like we’ve been chasing fires all summer. Some things get our attention and others (although they seem to be pressing needs) have to wait.

But we do have an over arching theme that guides us and it is this…

Prepare your work outside and

make it ready for yourself in the field;

afterwards, then, build your house.

–Proverbs 24:27

So while there are a million little things that grab my attention inside and out, we let this focus us while we make our choices. Get the farm in order and prepare our outside work, work that with the Lord’s blessing will one day feed our family and friends. And it is work that we’re finding nurtures not only the body but also the soul. Then we can turn some of that attention to the inside work. The house that will bring all the pieces together at one big long farm table filled with the people with which God blesses us and the fruit of our labor.


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