This First Week of June

Honestly? This week was exhausting. It rained EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. And yes, rain is a blessing, especially for pasture raised products, but it also means damp feed, filthy eggs, and lots of changes of clothes for chores. But the Bible says,”This is the day the Lord has made; rejoice and be glad in it.” (Psalm 118:24) And I dare you not to smile with these two by your side collecting eggs, even in the rain…


We processed our first batch of chickens on Monday and Tuesday.  Wasn’t it just yesterday these little guys were hopping around in the brooder?


It took two full days to process 792 chickens. We were a smaller team than usual and all a little rusty since it was our first time at it since the beginning of last Fall. We are blessed to have such an amazing community of folks who gather together to get the job done.


Time passes ever so swiftly these summer days. Impossible to believe our fourth group of chickens arrives on Monday. Just like when we were new parents and some days I found myself measuring the days against when Nicolaus would nap, its easy to move through life planning for the next task or looking ahead to morning chores…afternoon chores…morning chores. Thankful for children who compel me to savor life more slowly and discover something new.


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About Tammy Pedersen

Tammy is married to John Pedersen, manager of Briarmoore and Grass Stain Tour extraordinaire. She is blessed to be able to stay at home with her three children. When not busy with farming and homeschool, Tammy can be found with knitting needles or crochet hook in hand, reading or writing. Someday she hopes to combine her love of travel with mission work.

2 Responses to This First Week of June

  1. it’s exhausting but worth it 🙂

  2. Helen says:

    Thanks for the reminder, This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it. We have had so much rain and flooding in Texas, it is easy to get down. Thanks for lifting me up. Love your pictures.