I love May, I think it’s partly because it’s my birth month (and my eldest’s), but it always seems to be the start of major growing time, flowers starting to bloom, veg growing time, birds swooping and singing, light nights. Even sat here, on looking out of the window, I can see an orange tip butterfly darting about, there’s a swallow sat on the telegraph wire and there’s lambs in the surrounding fields. The swallows have been chattering and swooping in and out of the barn today, I think they’re looking for nest sites. It’s very beautiful, but I do also think, wherever you are, there is always some sort of beauty to be found.
The polytunnel/greenhouse is up and running, we have our tomato plants in and some seeds planted, we’re really hoping we can catch up, but there seems to be quite a long growing period here, so we should be ok. It’s been a little bit of a battle, persuading the boys that the watering can doesn’t need to be permanently filled and then tipped out or that the soil doesn’t need digging or raking all the time, but we’re getting there (hopefully). When we start producing food, it should be really interesting for them.
The chicks are growing fast too and are now two weeks old. They’re definitely starting to look more chicken like, although we can’t tell yet whether they’re hens or cockerels.
The weather’s been a real mixed bag this week, it’s been gorgeous and really quite hot today, there’s been a couple of days of quite strong wind and rain but then it’s turned nice again. The cat’s been enjoying it anyway!
God is so kind, He is here with us, He never leaves and all is well because He is with us. It may sound a bit of a cliche, but Christian or not Christian, you need to know and believe that He is good. That He is in charge, that we need Him.
I love this Psalm, I had this as my prayer of the year about 7 years ago and it’s one that I repeatedly return to.
Make me to know your ways, O Lord;
teach me your paths.
Lead me in your truth and teach me,
for you are the God of my salvation;
for you I wait all the day long.
He is glorious!