What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Friday, July 23, 2021


It was shaping up to be our most beautiful garden yet... just lovely!  

And then the storms came.

We have had thunder and lightening storms on an almost nightly basis and great deluges of rain.  As we live on top of a hill, in an open expanse without too many trees, it is quite intimidating to be engulfed in lighting storms on all sides with a house shivering against storm winds.  All of the above storm photos were taken in the deep black of midnight or beyond and yet, the sky is bright with the sheer power of electricity.  One storm fried our router.  Matt replaced it.  Another storm fried the new router.  I replaced it.  And another storm fried our modem!  The phone company replaced it.  

The constant water has made the entire yard a completely saturated sponge- no matter where I step, my foot is covered with half and inch of water that squishes up.  The eastern side of our garden is now an active and thriving frog pond.  All of the above garden photos were taken at the start of the storms...the leaves are still green and there was still hope that the water would recede.  

Who will replace all the languishing, mostly drowned plants that were once so beautiful and thriving, I wonder?  

Once again, incredibly thankful that we are not solely dependent upon garden produce for our food.  

But still very sad for the beautiful garden that could have been!


Rozy Lass said...

Condolences! Too much water is as bad as too little. I hope and pray the garden drains and dries quickly and can recover.

Kara said...

I’m sorry about your garden. I live in Ohio and we get weather about a day or two before you so I know how much rain you’ve received. Yikes!We just had another torrential down pour last night so unfortunately you may have another one coming. On a good note, I’ve never seen the corn this tall before because of all the rain and sun. I’m looking forward to a nice, hopefully less wet fall. 🌻~Kara

SimpleFarmMama said...

It still looks beautiful to me! Maybe things will dry up quickly!
Stay safe! That’s crazy about the routers and modems! PS. Love Moses in the buff! Hehe! Monica