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“When I am afraid,
I will put my trust in You.
In God, whose word I praise,
In God I have put my trust;
I shall not be afraid.
What can mere man to to me?” Psalms 56:3,4″
…casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7″
…And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19By putting our trust in the Lord and laying our needs before Him, with thankfulness, He will be the one who supplies our needs. We simply must trust Him as we cast our needs before Him. So many times through scripture the Lord tells us and reassures us not to worry or fear but simply trust Him. One passage that I have referred to often is Philippians 4:4-7. The peace He promises is beyond our understanding and beyond any value we can place on it or comprehend.

While the Lord has spared us frost thus far it certainly has gotten close a couple times lately!

In anticipation of the predicted frost Friday night we were scrambling trying to get all the frost sensitive crops harvested…then came the rain… Not your warm summer rain either!

last tomato harvest of the seasonEarly Friday morning I started harvesting and got several of the crops harvested that were nearly done for this season while Andrew harvested the bell peppers for me. Once those jobs were completed we began on the tomatoes. Due to the anticipated frost we were stripping most of all the crop’s fruit as we went.
Green beans were needing harvested too so we tore in to them! When Andrew was done helping by late morning Ms. Rebekah Gilmore came in for a visit (one of the Gilmore’s daughters that hadn’t been able to make it up for a visit yet) and volunteered almost immediately to harvest the green beans with me.

Mom was also hauling all her beautiful plants and flowers that decorate the drive through the summer into our back green house for overwintering. When the rain moved in early afternoon we stopped picking beans and Ms. Rebekah was soon helping Mom haul in the flowers! We were teasing her about coming on a vacation and we were immediately putting her to work all day!

beans-greenWe saw the rain wasn’t going to let up so rather than loosing all the beans I decided to try harvesting some of the beans in the rain although it is usually best to not harvesting them while they are wet. It was cold and wet but by that time Dad was home and both he and Ms. Rebekah jumped in to help me…wow, I was sure thankful for the help! Between darkness and our fingers aching and numb we decided to quit harvesting the beans when we were about 3/4 finished. It ended up that the Lord moved in a heavy fog Saturday morning which was a real blessing and prevented any frost from forming on the crops.

We still have beans to harvest so if you’re interested in u-pick beans contact us immediately.

All the beautiful crops we’ve been harvesting are stacking up now and we have sales on several produce items. Check out our website for all the current pricing and sales! www.mitchellfamilyfarm.us Now is the time to do some end of season preserving!

woodGranddad helped me cut our first small load of wood for this year so we could have a little wood to heat the house during our cool early morning hours. It certainly has been beautiful weather!

Hope you can enjoy some of this beautiful fall weather and may you have a blessed week!

Farmer Joshua and the Mitchell crew

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