This week was our first frost so I took the rest of the tomatoes from the vine both green and red (I was barely getting anything from the vines anyway since they were almost done), harvested the remaining basil, parsley, and mint, and the rest of our zinnias and cosmo flowers. We have also been collected persimmons and hickory nuts from the ground at a local park. God's provision has been good. The flowers were given as bouquets to Caleb's Wednesday night teachers at church, the herbs have all been dehydrated. Here is a picture of our food that was recently taken from the ground. Two pickings of persimmons are already frozen and there is a big yellow bag in the picture that will be made into pulp this afternoon and frozen. We will likely have two more bags before we are done. So here is the picture.
Then we had some surprise provision. One of our neighbors bought turkey legs because they were on sale. Her husband did not like them or the turkey bacon she bought so we were given over 6 pounds of turkey legs and a package of turkey bacon along with a pound of carrots. Then a friend of ours who raises chickens had extra eggs so we got 3 dozen eggs. Then another neighbor brought extra food from a catered dinner at his workplace over to us. He said they were going to throw it away so he thought a family with growing boys might find use for it. The food was right up our alley. It was beans and rice, baked beans, and cole slaw. We have already eaten it for two meals and are going to have it a third time. All these surprise provisions have come in the last four days. God will take care of us. He promises in his word.
The Lord's Provision part 2 will share from earlier in the year. The Lord has been good to us this year.