Saturday, September 30, 2023

Friday, September 29, 2023

Thursday, September 28, 2023



In the midst of difficulty, the Psalmist wrote, 
"When I was in distress, I sought the Lord;
    at night I stretched out untiring hands,
    and I would not be comforted." 

The poet continues, 
"Then I thought, “To this I will appeal:
 the years when the Most High stretched out his right hand.
11 I will remember the deeds of the Lord;
    yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago.
I will consider all your works
    and meditate on all your mighty deeds.” Psalm 77 NIV

And so, in the midst of suffering, I recall the goodness of the Lord in the form of this photo that I took three years ago, when in another time of difficulty, God demonstrated his love and faithfulness to me by through His creation. 

Wednesday, September 27, 2023



I harvested my first tomatoes. It's been a late season. 

Tuesday, September 26, 2023



I stopped by my parents' house yesterday afternoon, and Cyrus was helping Grandma peel tomatoes and smash them in the jars. This five-year-old is already a dedicated worker. 

Monday, September 25, 2023

Sunday, September 24, 2023

Saturday, September 23, 2023

Friday, September 22, 2023

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Wednesday, September 20, 2023



I repurposed a stump as a planter for this hydrangea plant that I replanted in hopes that it would get more sunlight. 

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Monday, September 18, 2023

Extending the season


I'm reusing this curio cabinet, which Betsy and I picked up from the side of the road, as a cold frame to extend the growing season for some chives and parsley. 

Sunday, September 17, 2023

Saturday, September 16, 2023

Friday, September 15, 2023

Almost 1-year-old


This little boy, with his scrunchy nose smile, is about to have a birthday.

Thursday, September 14, 2023

Down to the river


We weren't able to make it to a lighthouse or waterfall, but Naomi and I did wade in the Chippewa river on a Sunday afternoon recently. 

Wednesday, September 13, 2023



Now that school is in session, and I'm spending a good part of the day at my desk, I'm thankful for the view from my window. 

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Monday, September 11, 2023

Sunday, September 10, 2023

Saturday, September 9, 2023



These are just some of the bouquets Libby and I arranged on Friday evening for the farmers' market on Saturday morning. 

Friday, September 8, 2023

Thursday, September 7, 2023

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Monday, September 4, 2023

Sunday, September 3, 2023



It's a colorful time of the years at the farmers' market. 

Saturday, September 2, 2023

Friday, September 1, 2023