I’m a mini “farmer”in my mini backyard and God has called me to be faithful in that. Thanks to the encouragement from @the_texas_boys and @thejoyfullifeintexas Mamas, I press on with what I have. .
I’ve learned something very interesting in these past months. Everyday I have to water, everyday I have to kill and hunt down bugs that are stealing from my crops and everyday I have to seek to prune (mainly my tomato plant). As I sit here in my personal morning time, I read about C.A.R.E, which stands for: Caring and Receiving care Equally. That’s basically stating God caring for us and us equally caring back through fellowship with Him and obedience within our inner parts and outer parts of our lives. Through the book, Why Pray by John DeVries. He used the example of Adam and Eve. They wanted care from God but they did not want to return the care back through full obedience. Because of that they broke that bonding relationship they had with God. So you ask, what does that have to do with your mini “farm” It has to do with it a lot! I fight off bugs, defend my plants, prune when needed and feed it daily... what about me What about you Within our lives, do we do the same as believers in God Do we fight off what tries to steal us from our bond with God Do we prune ourselves daily from anger, jealousy, self pity and pride Do we feed ourselves daily in prayer and reading What nurtures us Is our soil healthy Oh, May God help us to equally return back the care to God as He has so pouringly and devoutly cares for us! .
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💡John 15:1-2 (NIV) #Pruning #Fruitful #LetGoLetGod #GreaterPurpose ▪️“Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that continues to bear fruit, He [repeatedly] prunes, so that it will bear more fruit [even richer and finer fruit].” - John 15:2 (AMP) #GodRepeatedlyPrunes #Richer #FinerFruit ▪️“He cares for the branches connected to me by lifting and propping up the fruitless branches and pruning every fruitful branch to yield a greater harvest.” (TPT) #GreaterHarvest
▪️“He cuts away every branch of mine that doesn't produce fruit. But he trims clean every branch that does produce fruit, so that it will produce even more fruit.” (CEV) #EvenMoreFruit
Last night as I began picking the new spring growth from the trunk of this tree near our front door, I began mulling over pruning. Not every good thing (like growth) is always good for us. For our family, having time to spend playing with and getting to know our neighbors is high on our priority list, so we have had to say no to other things that would make us too busy. I’ve turned down morning Bible studies, mid-day babysit swapping, a membership to the children’s garden, and ample activities for the kids that all are good in their own rite. We homeschool, and I know from last year’s experience that too much running to activities made it stressful to fit our school time in, and we were not home and free to play when our neighbor friends were knocking at the door.
If you have over-scheduled time building relationships with your neighbors out of your week, how might you limit evening activities to create more margin
What do you have to say no to so you can say yes to the things that are right for you
What is God speaking to you about your schedule, and how can you respond
What is your #nextrightthing
#neighbors #neighborhoodmissionalliving #pruning #priorities #createmargin #intentionalliving #uncommonlynormal
Another #beforeandafter, this time a Sugar Maple! They are much worse for developing codominant stems and included branch unions which greatly increases the chance of failure. Being as this tree will be within striking distance of the house after a while, its very important to mitigate risk as much as possible.
#fresh from her weekly #pruning 48 days from a seed I created. 11 colas, should of been 12 but I got careless one pruning session. #growing is an art form. I learn something new with every plant.
De goudreinet achter het woonhuis op de proeftuin staat vol in bloei 🌸 Zo mooi! De boom is waarschijnlijk al zo’n 60 jaar oud. Vorig jaar begin januari hebben we hem tijdens de workshop ‘Van snoeien naar niet meer snoeien’ door Taco Blom flink gesnoeid (foto 3). De boom is compleet getransformeerd en ziet er prachtig uit! 💚
Before and after today's work.We
removed a banana tree and a lemon tree.We plan to plant maple later.
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I wouldn’t consider myself a social media “influencer” by any means... I am asked frequently tho about my personal library 📚.
So say hello to my newest addition!
Anyone who knows me well knows I am a @bishopjakes fanatic! And if you hear me talk enough you’ll hear about #pruning at some point 😝. .
Well now you can get it in full throttle & direct from the best to ever do it!
Do yourself a favor and pick up a book in between all those shows you keep up with.
What are you pouring into your spirit
Pruning the herbs and restocking the spice rack. .
We’ve had this thyme and sage plant for 6 years now. It was gifted to me when I was working on an organic farm when I first moved to this town.
They’ve lived in pots and been transplanted to different gardens when we were still renting and still growing strong today at our homestead.
All that to say, it’s never too early to start pieces of your Permaculture garden - no matter where you live!
#permaculture #homesteading #herbs #thyme #sage #herbalgarden #spices #organicgarden #organicfarming #selfsufficiency #pruning #spring
A productive day for Will and Lachi yesterday, smashing out these hedges and shrubs, in time for Easter.
Another huge day by all today and then a much deserved rest!
HAPPY EASTER ALL!! 🐰🐰
Another new regular job and another beautiful big property in the Adelaide Hills. Loving this autumn weather too. 🍁🍂🍃🍁🍂🍃
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A bit of topiary yesterday for Brad and James at a new job we’ve recently taken over. It’ll take a few visits to get them perfect but a great start indeed! 👌🌳🌳🌳
Our zero-turn Walker mowers do such a great job, especially on beautiful big lawn areas like this. With regular mowing, seasonal fertilizing, irrigation and 1-2 renovations a year, your lawns will also come up as nicely as this!