In a well-furnished kitchen there are not only crystal goblets and silver platters, but waste cans and compost buckets---some containers used to serve fine meals, others to take out the garbage.
Become the kind of container God can use to present any and every kind of gift to his guests for their blessing.
" You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies." Psalm 23:5

Sunday, May 24, 2009


Here is Sunday Dinner at the Cottage today. We worked out in the garden and started a play area for the grandchildren. Both areas are small but then so am I so it works out great. We have a very small place which will be nice as we get older. I do envy my sister-in-law Kathy with the chickens and sheep. I always wanted a hobby farm. It would be nice as we slow down in life to be able to busy ourselves around home and be so content. It was a beautiful day here today so Paul and I went for our first bike ride of the year. We have some beautiful trails and paths and the town has a bit of character still. We passed the Sauk River Park on our ride, there is a trail that goes through the back side, and saw a group of Mennonites using the park for a meeting or picnic or some activity. I often wonder what a simple life like they have would be like. I wanted to stop a take a picture but some say that is rude, so I just rode passed. It is days like today I don't mind so much to be here in Minnesota but come July I will wish I was vacationing at Cedar Pond or Apple Blossom Farm. Oh yes.. if you would like to know the Strawberry-Rhubarb Crumb Pie was wonderful. We had a piece after our bike ride...yes I said one piece, it is hard to believe but true.


KathyB. said...

It sounds pretty nice there in Minnesota and you are growing a garden that is one to be envied. A bike ride with Paul and time with Hunter make your days seem extra special! Come on out to Cedar Pond any time, we can bake pies together and you and your big brother can discuss gardening techniques...we can brag about our grandchildren and enjoy our family stories , with love!

A. Joy said...

I need to catch up on all of my blog reading but haven't had a chance lately - I did want to say that your dinner looks sooooo good! That is my favorite dinner and your place looks like a lot of fun especially since you and Uncle Paul live there! Miss you guys!