I thought we would catch everyone up with how our orchard is doing.
The Lord in His wisdom decided not to grant much this year, except…
These were our first apples I believe we’ve received! We were pretty excited, and they tasted yummy!
Very sadly though, shortly after this, the tree began to wither and died. We pray that spiritually the Lord sustains us by the power of His Spirit so that the same doesn’t occur with us, and that by His Spirit He brings forth much fruit! (Please see John Gill on John 15:2 regarding this.)
We also have pecan trees, and here is one that made pecans this year!
These are our first harvested pecans:
And the final haul — 26 in all! We’re thankful to God for granting this provision!
I guess it was last year, we began mulching the orchard, starting around the trees, just to get the process going, and then filling in the rest of the area with mulch starting at the back. Well, over the past several months, I tried to get back to doing that, because it really looked like those trees in the fully mulched areas were growing better than those not in it. And so, here’s how far it’s been filled in:
We lost some trees this year, especially the apples, but most stayed with us, thanks to the Lord.
We are once again grateful for these resources, and humbly ask the Lord grant that these trees be fruitful, as we again beseech Him by His graces and mercies for the same about us spiritually.