NewnessIn Paul’s letter to the Romans, he encourages us to “walk in the newness of life.” This, specifically, relates to the resurrection of Christ and the change wrought for us. Could we not continue to “walk in the newness of life” by cultivating and observing that newness? Being involved in a creating and renewing process may be a great reminder of God’s continued presence in all life.

IMG_5913Some people see God in the eyes of the newborn baby; I can only speak for myself, but I believe I see God in all newness of life. Babies, yes – baby animals, newly emerging plants, new life, young life, reminders – all the time. We were giving the cutest, cuddliest, sweet little thing.  This puff ball that you see being held here is now our newest member. Sue has dubbed her “Squeaky”, because she makes cute little squeaks. Her original mama is holding her, Charlene. Charlene is a nurse and has been raising Squeaker, but since she has been so incredibly busy since the COVID-19 outbreak, that she could not spend as much time with Squeaky as was needed. Squeaky’s only friend was a guinea pig. Now that’s a weird pair. Well, now she’s here and will soon be friends of – closer to her own kind. She is a gorgeous, sweet tempered little Silky, who is very trusting of us and curious about her new home. Currently she is in a quick quarantine of her own, just to make sure she’s not sick. Then we’ll put her in with Maeve, so she can teach Squeaky how to be a chicken. Maeve is our best teacher. Sweet little life.

The other little bit of life that we’ve been observing and wondering at, are the seedlings. I talked about them a bit ago. Well, they have been taking off like gangbusters… I think I’m going to have to transplant them into a bit bigger planters because they are a little too young to go out in the big wide world of the garden. Have you watched seeds pop out of moist soil? It’s fascinating. There is that saying, to plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow. Every time I see a seed, I see hope for the future. There is also another saying, “The devil is in the details.” But I don’t believe that. I feel that the real saying should be, “God is in the details.” All those little tiny details, like seeds and soil and worms and minerals and such. They all work together to form amazing fruits and vegetables – which Planting a garden of any sort symbolizes hope. Hope in tomorrow ...make good eatin’ for us and little bitty chickens. In turn, the good eatin’ makes good eggs. It’s the circle, the circle of life!

Ok, that’s my take on things today. Maybe a bit hokey for some, but it is truly the way I look at things on the farm. You really need to stop and take in what’s happening – it is an amazing life. We’re lucky to have it, and we enjoy sharing some of it with you. Until next time, as always~
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