First Veggies!

Beautiful tomatoes growing!



First veggies out of the garden!  We made a squash casserole for our homecoming picnic at our church.  Delish!!!  Just beautiful!



We are ever grateful for Your provisions Lord,
                                everything we need, when we need.
                                                                   You are good!

Always Experiencing Him,
Jody

No weeds!

I will say, this is the absolute best our (Dad and Mom's) big garden has EVER looked!  We have tried to be more diligent this year in keeping the weeds at bay, and plucking those sins right away, each and every one!  Every weed is a reminder of our disobedience and our desire to get rid of them. Thank You, Jesus, for Your forgiveness!


Always multi-generational faithfulness.  Thank you, Dad and Mom, for making this possible and instilling God's Word in our hearts, minds, and our hands.  We really do love working together!

Look!  No weeds!



 Squash is really coming along, as are the other veggies.





Watering our small raised beds only a few times, they are looking great as well, and we have our first squash and zuchinni from the gardens! 

We have been blessed with perfect rain and the perfect sun.  Oh!  The perfect Son!  The One who takes away the sin of the world!  Thank You, Lord!

I pray your family is blessed today!

Let me know what is growing in your gardens and what you are doing with the produce you gather.

Always Experiencing Him,
Jody

Father and Son

We attended a trash and treasure sale where Jamin found a large mailbox for $4.  Since the one we had was beaten and battered (literally), we thought it was a good deal.  The new one was black, but rusty, so Jamin sanded and repainted it.  It looked brand new.
Here are Steve and Jamin replacing the mailbox with our "new" one.
We will see how long it takes teens to come back around and beat mailboxes again. :(
Isn't it wonderful when fathers and sons work together, teaching, training, and learning.  Such an awesome testimony of generational faithfulness.








   

Now, we need to replace our moss covered paper box. =)  The girls actually like the moss covering; it gives it a natural, woodsy look.  That, it does.

Always Experiencing Him,
Jody

More Hay Photos?

What?  More hay photos?

Since all the posts about the hayfield, Dad and Mom have now mowed around 75 more acres.  Dad did get one field baled before the rain came, but now the girls and Jamin are going to have to tett the hay before it is raked and baled.  (Side note about the spelling and usage of tett or teddering the hay-I tried to use the correct way for those who do not know but we always say "tett" or "tetting" hay, so if you see it both ways forgive, it is our country way-the proper way is tedder or teddering the hay-I think *grin*). 

I really liked how the light came through the door in the loft of the barn, hence more hay pics.














HE IS the "light of the world."
HE IS the "light of life."
HE IS the "true light."
HE IS "light."
HE IS GOD!

Be ever grateful for this another day in our Lord.
Another day to love and trust.
Another day to lean not on our own understanding.
Another day.
Yes, thank you Lord for another day!
Encourage and lift someone up on this, another day!
Praise and blessing and glory and honor to the ONE who saves!

Always Experiencing Him,
Jody

Bless the Lord

Bless the Lord, O my soul!


















"Bless the Lord, O my soul!"
O Lord my God, You are very great;
You are clothed with splendor and majesty,
Covering Yourself with light as with a cloak,
Stretching out heaven like a tent curtain.
He lays the beams of His upper chambers in the waters;
He makes the clouds His chariot;
He walks upon the wings of the wind;
He makes the winds His messengers,
Flaming fire His ministers.
He established the earth upon its foundations,
So that it will not totter forever and ever."
Psalm 104:1-5


Always Experiencing Him,
Jody

Hayfield Finale!!!































Enjoy the pics of Bluffview Spring Farm!  We loved having you along for the ride!  I tried to get a couple other videos but our internet just doesn't upload those well.  I was fortunate to get this one.  

There is always more farming to do, and we will share from time to time.  

The kids helped mom and dad raise 18 holstein calves.  They have sold 11, and we will get some pics from the stockbarn next time. 

Again, thanks for farming with us!  Leave us a comment and become a follower at the sidebar to keep up with us!  We'd LOVE to hear from you!  You can even subscribe and have the new posts sent directly to your inbox.  Hope to hear from you soon!

Have an absolutely Glory-filled day!  Blessings!

Always Experiencing Him,
Jody

Hayfield Pre-Finale

Signs as you enter the farm.  The farm has been in the Simpson family since 1888, and our children are the 5th generation on this Century Farm.  What a blessing!  I am excited to be able to share with you what goes on at Bluffview Spring Farm from time to time.  I am even more excited to tell you our family has a multi-generational faithfulness legacy that is still being carried on today.  Thank you for following and I hope we have blessed you in some simple way today. 






Dad is carrying round bales from the field, loading them onto a wagon pulled by Mom, and taking them to the barn.



Yes, it looks like the hay spear is spearing mom, but he isn't as close as the pic seems :).  I hadn't even noticed  til Steve pointed it out.

Dad is simply amazing at how he can operate machinery.  It is almost like it's a part of him, so natural.  God gave him many talents in the area of equipment.

Mom waiting til the wagon is full with 8 bales.

They load 2 wagons and then take them in to unload.  Dad on the M, and Mom behind on Big T.  They have to pull out onto a main road and not everyone is kind to farmers, so every time, we pray someone doesn't pull out and try to pass and cause an accident.

Ready to be unloaded.  Dad unhooks from Big T and unloads 1 at a time with the hay spear and takes them into the barn.

Dad is unloading the hay into the barn above their house.  Again, it looks so simple when he does it.



The barn is getting full!  Yeah!  The cows will be happy come winter.  This hay has dried in the field for a few days.  You cannot stack hay straight from the baler because it will still have some moisture in it and cause a fire; we do NOT want that.  A friend has an instrument you can stick in the hay and check the moisture content to see if it is dry enough.  It was!

The back of the barn.  That window is where we used to have the elevator going from the wagon up to the window and those in the barn would stack the square bales.  Seems like a long time ago now.  My children never did that.
Don't ask about the chair to the right in the back of a trailer.  I don't even know why that's there.  Good place to store it I suppose.  You can find anything in the barns, sometimes even treasures, well, not real treasures; that certainly would be nice.  Then we would have money to fix up all the old barns. *grin*
I just asked mom about the chair, and when dad was spraying the fence rows, mom would drive and dad sat in the chair and sprayed.  Too funny; mom even felt weird driving dad around in it.  =)  They have a good time working together and have passed that along to the next 2 generations as well.  Such a blessing!





I had never taken pictures of the farm from this spot.  I love seeing the farm from all the different hills and ridges, it looks so different.







One last post coming up, and it is simply a short video.  Thank you again for farming with us.  We sure have enjoyed it!

If you missed any of the hayfield experience, check out these past posts.
Hayfield Part 1
Hayfield Part 2
Hayfield Part 3
Hayfield Part 4
Hayfield Part 5
and our Beekeeping post was an absolute hit!  
The beginning of this particular farming week, we were in the garden and you can see that here, and how the garden relates to His burial, death, and resurrection, go here.

Hope you enjoyed working with us!

We had a wonderful time, and so thankful we could share it with you!

The Finale tomorrow!!!

Always Experiencing Him,
Jody