and I've been busy picking sweet corn, shuckin sweet corn, blanching sweet corn, and freezing sweetcorn. Oh and eating sweet corn. We've had corn on the cob... and corn off the cob. You get the picture. CORN. Thank you Lord for this beautiful starchy food. I don't know what I love more; corn or zucchini bread.
I think I told someone our seed was Kandycorn, but actually I think it's "Gotta Have it" - a hybrid sweet corn that I bought from Gurneys. Its super sweet and almost looks too pretty to eat. (almost) I do wish the stalks had grown taller than they did. Hopefully, they'll dry nice and can be saved for Autumn decorations. --That is if the grasshoppers don't carry them off first.
A few of the yuckier cobs are now in the bottom of the hutch to dry for donkey treats. Yay-- we're finally using the new cage for "something!" haha Mrs. Potter is hoping to find a husband but so far Mr. Right hasn't hopped in. She says what he looks like doesn't really matter. He just has to be sweet, and like bananas, alfalfa, and candylions. Until her Prince Charming arrives; this will be used as a corn hutch.
Yesterday morning, I went to church alone as Myguy had to work for a co-worker who went on vacation. I started toying with the idea of staying home the night before, but usually when I don't particularly "feel" like going, ... that's when I need to be there the most. - So.. I kinda felt like I was draggin myself there.
Our Pastor and his family had left on vacation and I didn't know the visiting Preacher who gave the sermon. He was an older gentleman and had much wisdom. It seemed ... as though God used him to give a message straight to me. He talked alot about:
The scriptures were taken from Proverbs 4:20- and Matthew 12: 34-37
~Our Spiritual Hearts.~
They all spoke to me in a huge way but,... but this one got me the most. (I just knew these morning glory heart leaves were catching my attention for a reason a month ago!)*
First; the message was about the human heart; and described the intricate way in which it works to keep blood pumping throughout our body, for our whole life long. It was really amazing to think on.
Then the Pastor began talking about our spiritual hearts. The heart that "cannot be seen on any xray." (his words.) What got me the most was when he asked,
"What is the condition of your spiritual heart?
I think I'll probably be able to journal on that for days.
Even though it was around 105 again today, I took my evening walk.
At one point I found myself on the cow path.
They are the perfect walking trail!
Making my way back to the garden brings me to this beautiful surprise.
She darted around for quite awhile.
I'm hitting the hay!