Isn't it amazing? We're surrounded by magic. All these little seeds God has blessed our planet with! And they all know how to grow, in just the right season, at just the right moment. We might be secluded away in our homes, eyes glued to a book or screen or doing the mundane tasks of dish washing and floor sweeping... and a certain second passes by unbeknownst to us- a seed germinates. Total magic! Food for humans. Without that magic moment of germination, without the billions and billions of magic moments around the planet every year, humans would be completely wiped out.
And isn't it awesome that God is so creative, that he enjoys incredible variety in colors, textures, flavors. He could have sent humans one food. Something that grows from one seed around the world and is full of every nutrient we need. We'd all be grateful, because that one humble food would keep us alive. But instead we get to experience unimaginable numbers of foods around the Earth! An amazing array of fruits, meats, vegetables, colors, textures and flavors. And they just grow! We may stick the seeds in a convenient place, and help things along with water and fertilizers, but we do not provide the magic that causes that seed to crack open and send roots down. We can't provide the magic that sends a new piglet, calf or chicken into the world. Only God has that sort of magic. We get to just hang out and watch it all happen.
Our new piglets have these weird wiggly wagglys dangling from their chins/necks. I wonder what they're for?
How cute is this picture?! It's one of my current favorites. :)
Our corn is incredible this year! Here are Farmgirl and Happy posing amongst the giant plants.
Grapes! Fat juicy ones, too!
We're all full up with wonder and gratitude here on our very humble homestead.