Thursday, July 26, 2012

Harvested, rewarding endeavor, sowing and reaping is it the same? Oh, what a harvest that awaits!

I spent most of the day cutting, grinding and wrapping meat.  I made up roasts, chops, ribs, and lots of sausage.  I mixed the goat and the pig together and ended up with lots of nice flavored sausage.  It is nice to have the mixture the goat is extremely lean and the pig is nothing like it used to be as far as lard goes.  The pigs now have been bred to a point where they have almost no real lard.  I actually had to use oil to cook up the sample piece to see if the mix was good.  It was light on seasoning but Poppie loved it, he has stopped using alot of salt in his diet in the last few years so the mix was good but on the lightly seasoned side.  We had some of the sausage and free roam eggs for dinner, I finally talked Poppie into letting the chickens out of the coop about a week ago.  They are doing well and still returning to the coop to lay their eggs.  It is nice they scratch all over the yard and the goat pen looking for their food.  They seem to be having a dandy time, running here and there, they seem so much happier than when they were in the coop full time.  I wished Poppie had allowed them out sooner, their eggs are even better in my estimation.  It is really nice that we have so much more, almost organic food, the pigs are feed grain and the goats do get grass hay and grain, but the grain is whole grain and not pig chow or goat chow which I have a real problem with.  I guess we do what we can.  Still a totally successful day the harvest was very rewarding.  We will do another pig and the rest of the withers in October or November.

While I was cutting and grinding it made me think of Pauls words to the Galations,
6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
6:8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
6:9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
6:10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

I also contemplated Mark 4;
4:3 Hearken; Behold, there went out a sower to sow:
4:4 And it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the fowls of the air came and devoured it up.
4:5 And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth:
4:6 But when the sun was up, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away.
4:7 And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit.
4:8 And other fell on good ground, and did yield fruit that sprang up and increased; and brought forth, some thirty, and some sixty, and some an hundred.
4:9 And he said unto them, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
4:10 And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve asked of him the parable.
4:11 And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables:
4:12 That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.
4:13 And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?
4:14 The sower soweth the word.
4:15 And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts.
4:16 And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness;
4:17 And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word's sake, immediately they are offended.
4:18 And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word,
4:19 And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.
4:20 And these are they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred.

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