What uncommon things do we want to become common?

Things like:
our children having mutual love and respect for each other.
our teenage children having love, honor, respect and obedience for their parents.
us continually becoming better friends and lovers.
our family totally trusting God in all things and putting our faith in Him to fulfill his promises.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Spring Cleaning

By Creg

  Although it's not quite spring, we've been doing a lot of cleaning. Thanks to a lack of rain the past few years we've lost quite a bit of pasture grass. We've sold several goats & will soon butcher 2 sheep to cut back on the amount of grass eaters we have, but we still had to do some work to get a more suitable pasture.

 First we cut down mesquite trees & made piles about 2 feet high with the branches . Next we used a tractor to scoop up the cactus. Sometimes the cactus doesn't come up very neatly so we need rakers to help get the cactus pads into the tractor bucket. It's not the kid's favorite job, but they did a lot of hard work that we're very thankful for.

The cactus is then dumped onto the pile of mesquite wood & when the moist green pads have dried up to a crunchy brown, we will burn the dozens of piles.

 Next we will plow two of our pastures & plant seed. We bought side oats gramma, blue gramma, blue stem, lovegrass, switchgrass, & green sprangletop.

Then pray for rain.

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