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A Smiling Heart, Indeed!

1 Corinthians 9:10 Or saith he it altogether for our sakes? For our sakes, no doubt, this is written: that he that ploweth should plow in hope; and that he that thresheth in hope should be partaker of his hope.

Luke 17:6 And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you.

Luke 17:7 But which of you, having a servant plowing or feeding cattle, will say unto him by and by, when he is come from the field, Go and sit down to meat?  

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Growing a garden is a daunting task to say the least, but one that is well worth the effort come harvest time.

I can’t remember a time when my Daddy didn’t grow a garden.  Growing up there were gardens everywhere I went.  Seems as if every member of my family had a garden (and tobacco fields, ugh)!

My memory recalls a time when Grandmother would be in her garden early in the morning (before 6 a.m.) hoeing the weeds.  She always had on a dress and apron; she hardly ever wore pants.  I also recall my Daddy plowing his garden with a tractor that was referred to as the “Little A”

Actually, it’s an International Harvester McCormick Farmall Super A

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Seems forever ago that my Daddy used the Little A to plow his garden.  He passed away in 2012.

This year the Little A is at my house and my husband is using the Little A to plow our garden.

THIS MAKES MY HEART SMILE:)

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We have guestimated the tractor was manufactured in the late 1940’s or early 1950’s.  If anyone can identify the year please let me know.

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It still plows just as good today as it did when my Daddy plowed with it for many, many years!

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I love this little tractor and the man plowing with it!

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While I was taking these photos I noticed a few little squashes already on the vines.

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I’ll have to watch these closely over the next couple of days.  They will be ready to pick soon.  You know how fast squash grows, almost over night!

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This is my son Landon doing what he does best, showing off!  How do ya like those muck boots with shorts?  Crazy kid …… but ya gotta love him!

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Of course, when Mo and Osa (2 of our spoiled dogs) seen me taking pics they had to have their pic made too!

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Mo is on the left, Osa on the right; Mother and Son.  Osa is a Great Pyrenees and Mo is a Great Pyrenees and ? mix.

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Mo can look mean {the worse he will do is lick you to death} but he is a real sweetheart.  Loves attention!  Has paws are as big as my hand and he is as tall as me {I am 5’6″} when he stands on his back feet!

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Mo can be funny when he sticks his tongue out at you!  Love his little heart!

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And sometimes he will just tell you like it is!  Right here he is saying, “put that camera down and pet me!”

Osa, well she is such a lady with a very gentle soul.  She loves attention as well but she isn’t as bold about it as Mo.

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Note:  The rock grave behind Osa belongs to our beloved Izzy, our chocolate lab that passed away this past fall.

Osa is also a prancer.  She is beatuiful.

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And then there’s Bandit.  He is the most spoiled of all.  He lives in the house with us and doesn’t know he is a dog!

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Bandit is Mini Aussie Shepherd.  Mr. Personality has all of us wrapped about his sweet little paws!

And here is our goats and cows.

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This is just a few of our chickens getting ready to roost for the night.

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As you can see, we are very busy on our farm and we love and spoil all our animals.  Hope I haven’t bored you too much with all me ramblings.  But I do hope you have enjoyed meeting some of our farm critters.

God Bless,

Dana

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3 responses

  1. Totally enjoyed this post! Great story 🙂

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  2. Thank you Linda. Lance had never grown a garden before we were married. Now he loves it so much that our garden seems to get bigger every year. He actually started our tomato plants from seed this year. So proud if him.

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  3. I sure enjoyed your ramblings! Mama and Daddy always put out a garden big enough to feed several families! I guess that’s why I don’t want to garden today. We have a few tomato plants, few squash, cucumber and pepper plants, but they are all in those new fangled “grow boxes” so you don’t have to plow them! Keep up the good work (both online and in the garden!)

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