I’m starting a new series today. Since I’m great at making to-do lists on my phone that go away when marked complete—never to be seen or heard from again—I wanted to make instead a “to done” list. This will allow me to look back at what I’ve accomplished around the homestead, what I should have spent more time on, and about what time of year I was able to do this and that.
So with pipe in hand filled with Signature Louisiana Red, let’s list:
Planted sunflowers in three different spots
Removed tape and stakes from three year old pawpaw trees
Planted two pawpaw trees in one hole one foot apart below patio; drive tobacco sticks in ground to add shade cloth; mulched
Planted sweet peppers and sugar rush peach peppers
Planted cucumbers; watered
Mowed around area I cleared along old fence row
Watered pawpaw and chestnut seedlings
Hoed new raised beds out front
Played with Lydia; she was a big help with hoeing and planting cukes; she’s her daddy’s little shadow
In this episode, Ryan gives his recommendations for trying out the wonderfully relaxing and contemplative hobby of pipe smoking. He also talks about what he and his fellow elders have done during the quarantine to shepherd the church family.
In this episode, Ryan talks about burning garden beds, how, and why. Ryan also discusses how the fact that all human authority is derived from God’s ultimate, divine, and comprehensive authority determines his political beliefs. Secondarily, Ryan relates how his Scripture reading informs his beliefs about how other human institutions relate to God and one another.