One Day at a Time
By “E.T. Trevathan,
June 22, 2023
Well it sure is a quiet and peaceful morning here in our little valley, here on the front porch it is very quiet and there is a little breeze blowing. The neighbor’s cows are grazing peacefully, the cats have had their breakfast and are now taking a nap. There is not many sounds, even the birds are being quiet, somewhere off in the distance I heard a dog bark.
I am sitting here and enjoying my coffee, but I am also thinking that I am so thankful for this peaceful time because I know it is not like this out there in the world. There is so much trouble everywhere and not many people have peace. I just stopped and took a few minutes to pray and talk to Jesus and it sure made me feel better.
Bob has now got the breakfast dishes washed and he has the kitchen clean and now he has come out here to enjoy the front porch also. The cats are now up from their naps and they are going off to enjoy their day.
It has been a busy week as usual, we did not seem to have enough time to get everything done that we wanted to get done. A good friend gave us a bag of fresh squash out of their garden, I fried up a skillet full of it and it sure was good, thank you Chuck.
We have been picking blueberries, each day when we go walk we pick the ripe berries and we sure are enjoying those fresh berries. I do not think there will be enough of them to make a lot of jam, but I will freeze some of them so that we will have them to eat later, I think all of our grand kids love them.
People’s gardens are doing better since we have had some good rain, it was really starting to get dry and people were having to water their gardens a lot, but now some people are beginning to get some real growth in their gardens, to have fresh vegetables you have to have both sun and rain.
We were out running errands this week and we saw several fields of corn, so maybe this year will be a good year for corn. We also saw a few fields of soybeans, some years you will see lots of fields of corn or lots of fields of soybeans but not a lot fields of both in the same year, I guess most of the farmers plant what is needed most for that year, they either plant lots of corn or they plant lots of soybeans.
There does not seem to be as many people farming as there use to be, I guess it is because of the high cost of everything like seed, fertilizer, tractors and plows, not to mention taxes on the land and fuel, farming is not cheap by any means. What I wonder is how they get all the fruits and vegetables to look like each other, for example all the tomatoes in the store are the same size and color, have you ever been to a garden, they are not that way and once you pick them out of the garden they will not last for months and months on the shelf.
We heard the neighbor’s old John Deere tractor and saw our neighbor and the boys going to the hay fields. They will be in the hay fields working in hay for at least a few days or weeks. Before long they will be stacking those big round bales of hay down by the creek and storing them up so that their cows will have hay over the coming winter. A farmers work is never done.
I have got a busy day ahead, I have got laundry to do and porches to sweep and dinner to cook, but I am looking forward to having my work done.
I am not going to worry about tomorrow and I am going to take one day at a time because God still has it all under control and He is the light at the end of the tunnel.