Spring is in the air! Spring is normally associated with rebirth, the renewal of all creation and so forth.
Lately, I have been taking up baking. No, not really my specialty but no better time then the present to learn! So far I have been using my old rotten bananas to make banana bread. Also, I have been having so much fun going through the grocery store aisles seeing what I can find to put into recipes. Real coco powder that can make a cake look darker than the asphalt in the street can be found down here as well! I made a devils cake and my students could not believe that it is called that! The other day I found some fragrant cinnamon from Argentina that fits perfectly into my cinnamon rolls! Also, I am trying out how to make more healthy and delicious meals out of the veggies in my garden! If you have any ideas please pass them along to me!
So, not only are my desserts in the making but my new roommate is 6 months pregnant. She has a little boy on the way. I have moved out of my old house because the couple wanted to upgrade into another home. I decided to move in with a co worker at the boarding school and help out with her pregnancy and birth and the be there to watch the little kiddo grow up. To be honest, I am a little nervous but God is big and will help us in times of need. She is RH- and needs to always be taking care of herself diet included, but Paraguayans like their share of salt and sugar!
While I am on the subject of new creation, I witnessed my first birth the other day when it was pouring down buckets and there was no way I could work in the garden. I went to check up on the piglets and little did I know I could cross paths with a momma in full on labor. It was a complicated birth so it was a little bit more intense than I had anticipated however 14 piglets were born. 5 did not make it but I am learning the circle of life living here on the farm.
So a lot of activity is going on around the farm, and farm life is a beautiful thing.
Right now, spring air is humming with new life!
To the left of me Sebastion is giving a tour to his mom of the garden, showing her with Pride his work while his father is alone looking at the dynamics of the garden and way back yonder is his little brother who is having the time of his life giving the goats their 3rd afternoon snack of the day!
Straight ahead are students watering the garden before sun down laughing and chasing each other with the hose, pulling up fresh carrots from the beds and eating them right there.
To my right I see two happy campers Amos and Clara playing in the hammock through the sunlight just laughing themselves silly playing pretend!
And behind I turn and see the students taking their eggs to the kitchen to be sorted by size and taken to market the next day. It’s a beautiful day on the farm.
I hope this letter finds you well and in good spirits!