Although Spring and Summer are coming to an end, that doesn’t mean the garden is finished!
Paul has spent a lot of time in the garden this year, and he has a lot to show for it.
Quinn’s favorite part of the garden? The peas!
The sweet peas grow in a huge clump at the front of the garden, right inside the gate. Easy for Quinn to sneak in and get to.
Even Cedar liked the peas!
Paul had lovely rutabagas, yellow zucchini, and even corn growing throughout the small patch of garden:
Too be honest, its a miracle the corn is even growing at all. Paul and Melissa kept the whole family entertained by bickering over where to plant the corn (if to plant it at all). It ended with corn seeds being strewn throughout Melissa’s flower beds, which she promptly dug up.
Paul was most excited about the cucumbers that were growing slowly. Including one large one in particular(which he plans to eat soon)!
That evening he pulled up carrots and beats for dinner, while Emily and Quinn took some of the fresh broccoli for their dinner.
My life is like a garden in the Lord’s loving care.
He helps me prune and water it, and wait for the fruit it will bear.
But sometimes I think I know what’s best, sometimes I take control.
And things may be alright, for a while, but I wont have peace in my soul.
Plants will start to wither and die, my garden will become sick.
For by myself my garden wont grow, without Him there wont be fruit to pick.
So finally I’ll cry to Him and He’ll come back once more.
And He’ll help me through whatever comes, in my garden, forevermore.
That evening the sun came out, what seems to be an even rarer occurrence as we near Fall. But practice called! There wasn’t time to go play out in the sun. Or…was there?
Well, not the playing we were hoping for.
Paul is obviously looking away from the lovely view to better pay attention to his mandolin playing.
Abby was very happy to be out in the warm sunshine!
Quinn, however, didn’t stay outside too long because of the bugs.
Emily was having fun practicing the newest instrument in the group, the balalaika, a russian instrument.
Hopefully the sun will come back soon so we can play (but not practice) out in the sunshine!
Mary McHenry said:
This was the day our cruise ship was in Juneau. We did the tram ride and one of our group mentioned a performance in the theater. We, my husband and I, were not going to see you folks, but God often has other plans for us. When I first saw you all I thought to myself, these folks are believers. God blessed me mightily that day with your beautiful song Farther On. The Lord puts us right where He wants us. I had missed church Sunday the 17th as that was the day our ship left Seattle. I was missing my dear ones a bit and so when you sang Farther On I was overwhelmed with God’s goodness to minister to my soul through your music. Never underestimate how the Lord uses your music. So, I send my heartfelt thanks for sharing your God given gift of music with us tourists. In Christian love, Mary McHenry
Alaska String Band said:
Thank you so much Mary for the encouraging words! We are blessed to know that God used us in your life that day!