I decided today that there must be a very hard winter coming since they were in such a feeding frenzy. It helps me not be so upset to consider that God was using my garden to help them make it through the winter to come. But honestly, I was really fuming at God and wondering why they couldn't have consumed the lovely grasses in the field adjacent to the garden. Why they couldn't have gone down to the river, pond, or creek and eaten all the poison ivy (which my son informed me is one of their favorite delicacies). I mean, when God mentioned us bringing forth food but hindered by thorns, thistles, and sweat, He did not say the animals were going to be a problem too! Yet here they are eating all the food I planned for the family.
So, after calming down, going and digging up all the two inch carrot bottoms I could find, hauling in every last winter squash out there, and rescuing every green tomato left, I decided that God must have wanted all that labor for those animals. I mean, He does provide for the sparrows and lions and all those hind's feet too. If it has to be at my expense, then it is really His all along, right? I just hope He has a plan B for all that I was going to store for the family too. But it is really a down day for dominion taking at the caer. Have to start again tomorrow.
----posted by Queen Lucy