Many will remember that in July my garden was wiped out. My plants were green stems. At the time I plowed under my beans and planted three more rows of beans. I also stuck a few more tomato plants in the ground.
Anyway, God, who rules the gardens, was gracious by bringing my plants back to the point of health that they could produce some fruit.
We have canned about 25 quarts of beans and yesterday I spent the day canning 25 quarts of tomatoes. I also picked enough tomatoes for another 10 or so quarts. And the really fun thing was that I got into my turnip patch which I had largely forgotten about.
I pulled a Turnip that must have weighed 10 pounds. Biggest Turnip I’ve ever seen. I thought it would be to woody to eat but I peeled it, sliced it up and took out the woodiest parts. Then I boiled the turnips and had quite a nice meal of them. I was genuinely excited by this since I know there are many more turnips in the patch to be harvested. We will, thanks to the God of the harvest, have plenty of turnips this winter to eat.
Also you should see the magnificent Peppers we have picked. Now, I wish we’d planted a few more since we don’t have nearly the Peppers we’ve had in previous years. Still, the ones we do have are beautiful! My daughter has made quarts and quarts and quarts of salsa for this winter. Hmmmm …. good stuff Maynard.
All of the McAtee’s are very thankful to God for the bountiful harvest we’ve had thus far.
I am a Pastor of a small Church in Mid-Michigan who delights in my family, my congregation and my calling.
I am postmillennial in my eschatology.
Paedo-Calvinist Covenantal in my Christianity
Reformed in my Soteriology
Presuppositional in my apologetics
Familialist in my family theology
Agrarian in my regional community social order belief
Christianity creates culture and so Christendom in my national social order belief
Mythic-Poetic / Grammatical Historical in my Hermeneutic
Pre-modern, Medieval, & Feudal before Enlightenment, modernity, & postmodern
Reconstructionist / Theonomic in my Worldview
One part paleo-conservative / one part micro Libertarian in my politics
Systematic and Biblical theology need one another but Systematics has pride of place
Some of my favorite authors,
Augustine, Turretin, Calvin, Tolkien, Chesterton, Nock, Tozer, Dabney, Bavinck, Wodehouse, Rushdoony, Bahnsen, Schaeffer, C. Van Til, H. Van Til, G. H. Clark, C. Dawson, H. Berman, R. Nash, C. G. Singer, R. Kipling, G. North, J. Edwards, S. Foote, F. Hayek, O. Guiness, J. Witte, M. Rothbard, Clyde Wilson, Mencken, Lasch, Postman, Gatto, T. Boston, Thomas Brooks, Terry Brooks, C. Hodge, J. Calhoun, Llyod-Jones, T. Sowell, A. McClaren, M. Muggeridge, C. F. H. Henry, F. Swarz, M. Henry, G. Marten, P. Schaff, T. S. Elliott, K. Van Hoozer, K. Gentry, etc.
My passion is to write in such a way that the Lord Christ might be pleased. It is my hope that people will be challenged to reconsider what are considered the givens of the current culture.
Your biggest help to me dear reader will be to often remind me that God is Sovereign and that all that is, is because it pleases him.
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3 thoughts on “Tales From The Garden”
yah!!! God will always provide food for his people. He can always make a miracle out of a disaster!!
I am SO happy to hear that your garden thrived even though the plague of hail almost wiped it out. You got lots more beans than we did, even though you started later than we did. And our peppers were pitiful. But we will try again next year with those things, and we are enjoying a lot of bounty from our garden, too. Praise God!
I wish our families lived close enough that we could have a harvest meal celebration together.
Enjoy your feasting,