At least four times during the past year ministry colleagues who serve in different parts of the state have asked me how retirement is going. This happened again yesterday while I attended The Bishops Day of Prayer in Birmingham. 736 more words
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“February Second, Candlemas Day!
Half your wood, and half your hay!
Half the Winter has passed away,
We’ll eat our supper by the light of day!”
(December 10, 2017)
The Urban Farmer
‘Do Not Store Up Treasures Upon The Earth’
Over the past few weeks, I’ve been doing some serious cleaning. I’ve purged everything from clothes to extra project materials, from electronic equipment to the always-present “knick-knacks” – objects that tend not to be particularly useful, yet that I somehow can’t bring myself to part with. 1,376 more words
(November 12, 2017)
The Urban Farmer
Lessons Learned Amongst the Cold Tomatoes
It was 6:30am, and my hands were absolutely freezing. I was bundled up, sure, but my hoodie and bare fingers were no match for the early-morning dew and near-freezing temperature. 954 more words
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In any consideration of agrarianism, this issue of limitation is critical. Agrarian farmers see, accept, and live within their limits. They understand and agree to the proposition that there is “this much and no more.” Everything that happens on an agrarian farm is determined or conditioned by the understanding that there is only so much land, so much water in the cistern, so much hay in the barn, so much corn in the crib, so much firewood in the shed, so much food in the cellar or freezer, so much strength in the back and arms — and no more.