Friday, April 17, 2009

Gathering Fruit

Well, I have been a quiet blogger these last few days. Now that Easter season is here it is good to enjoy the fruits of the labor of Lent. Not that prayer and penitence end but I have found that the seasons of the church year are much like the season in nature: there are necessary times of dormancy and husbandry which bear forth into growth and harvest.

Rather than the more sober Lenten practices seeking God, we've been spending time enjoying the blessings of His earth, gathering in the fruits of discipline and husbandry.

And so with good weather and a spirit of resurrection, we been doing lots of this:

ALMIGHTY God, who hast blessed the earth that it should be fruitful and bring forth whatsoever is needful for the life of man, and hast commanded us to work with quietness, and eat our own bread; Bless the labours of the husbandman, and grant such seasonable weather that we may gather in the fruits of the earth, and ever rejoice in thy goodness, to the praise of thy holy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (1928 BCP)


Christina said...

Ahh I am drooling over the fact that you can plant already. This is a pattern now as I read your blog. I laughed/ drooled at your list of cleaning etc. a few weeks back. We were getting a snow storm that day and I wasn't about to take off our heavy blankets. Yesterday was a 70 degree day and the kids got a little sunburned, but today we are back to 45. :(

Anyway, your garden looks great. What all are you growing?

Amy said...

The funny thing is so many people here have said--"this has been such a long winter." The best was our March heating bill: that in WI was usually our May, maybe even June bill! I'll post more about our garden soon!


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