Community Gardeners

Community Gardeners

Oh, how full of gratitude we are for the work of the “Heroes” and staff at Mount Jubilee Ministries for joining in with us to plant the 2024 Spring Community Garden at Magnalia Farm. At the end of the day, it left us singing stanzas from one of our...
Strutting like a Peacock

Strutting like a Peacock

We’re so glad that our neighbor has a peacock, and we’re so glad that her peacock likes to strut through the Homestead lawns! These creatures are a remarkable example of Magnalia Dei: the glory of God revealed in the things that He has made. Only males are actually...
Cuddling in the Cold

Cuddling in the Cold

One of the (few) things we like about the co-ooold is the nightly Snuggle Fests with the sheep in the barn. They almost all want to cuddle. And their expressions, when they hear a shepherd’s voice! My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me....
Holy Cow!

Holy Cow!

That’s an expression I heard often from generations before me. We’ve been using it around here of late, in jest, because the Homestead now has a Jersey Cow named Rosie. She looks like she should be named Rosie, maybe even “Miss Rosie Meek and Mild.” To make the story...
On Listening to Cato

On Listening to Cato

Cato, the Roman legend who inspired our founding fathers in the quest toward liberty, wrote a famous treatise on farming and agriculture for his fellow countrymen. Among other jewels, he makes the statement that the good farm steward… …should have the...
Easter Sign Glory

Easter Sign Glory

Signs of Easter are everywhere! Resurrection glory: things dying to bring new life. The Dutch tulips were my favorite sight here, until we realized that the farm’s new Bluebird Trail has already attracted tenants! Magnalia Dei was a puritan expression used to...
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