Posted by: firstfruitsfarmne | February 12, 2008

Never despise meager beginnings…

    Our chicken coop is empty. We are down to one beehive. We don’t even have a lazy, old watchdog on the porch…yet. No cow to milk. No pig to slop. Oh, but we do have an orange barn cat mousing around the place, a garden spot beneath the snow, and a house full of miniature farm hands that are raring to go. I guess the local coyote pack must count for something, even if it’s just scaring the children back into the house around sunset.

    We do have excitement! We can’t wait to see what the Lord provides for us here. It already seems as if He has personally arranged every last detail about this move just for us. What am I saying? Of course He did!

    Right now, the scripture the Lord brings to my mind is Habakkuk 3:17,18

        Though the fig tree should not blossom and there be no fruit on the vines,

        Though the yield of the olive should fail and the fields produce no food,

        Though the flock should be cut off from the fold and there be no cattle in the

        stalls, Yet I will exult in the Lord, I will rejoice in the God of my salvation.


I’ve always thought I’d like to paint that on the side of our barn one day!



  1. How great!! FYI, I just sent the link to family. They will love it!! Is your Mom “online”? Email address?? I love you ALL very much! So sorry about the beehives.

  2. Hello all,

    I love the blog. Hope you are all well. We are fine and dandy… and lovin’ livin’ in the Housley holler. We miss y’all!!! Hopefully we will get to see you soon… maybe this summer sometime??? Call us when you have time!!…

    Much Love,
    Aunt Brandi

  3. Hey ya’ll,praying all is well. Your kids have gotten so big.I pray God will continue to poor out his never ending blessings into your home and into each one of your lives.

  4. 33He turns rivers into a desert,
    springs of water into thirsty ground,
    34 a fruitful land into a salty waste,
    because of the evil of its inhabitants.
    35He turns a desert into pools of water,
    a parched land into springs of water.
    36And there he lets the hungry dwell,
    and they establish a city to live in;
    37they sow fields and plant vineyards
    and get a fruitful yield.
    38 By his blessing they multiply greatly,
    and he does not let their livestock diminish.

    39When they are diminished and brought low
    through oppression, evil, and sorrow,
    40 he pours contempt on princes
    and makes them wander in trackless wastes;
    41but he raises up the needy out of affliction
    and makes their families like flocks.
    42 The upright see it and are glad,
    and all wickedness shuts its mouth.

    43 Whoever is wise, let him attend to these things;
    let them consider the steadfast love of the LORD

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