Monday, March 24, 2008

Hurting Tonight

We have had a very hard week and it looks even more bleak tonight. We have lost 2 cows this week while birthing calves. We lost the calves as well. We have another cow that delivered today and she and her calf are not doing well. We got the fist cow and calf pairs buried today.

Tonight we are going to hit about 25 degrees. That will wipe out our plum crop, most nectarines and some peaches. They say the wind will be very light. We need the wind to stay up throughout those hours to keep the frost at bay. They say the temps will deep below 32 for 6-8 hours.

Last year we lost all peaches, plums, nectarines, pears and some other crops. Read about Our Farm Life here.

My parents have already started putting bloom spray on. That is several thousand dollars alone. Please pray!

Tonight I ask that you lift up farmers that will be affected by the weather tonight. A freeze like this will drive grocery prices even higher. My parents did not earn a dime off of their fruit crops last year. They are in need of a good year. Please ask for the Lord's will to be done.

We love farming and the joys it brings but we need prayers tonight. God is so good...............

Blessings!!!!!1

10 comments:

Mrs. Darling said...

Oh now this is terrible marva! Abd yet we know the One who holds the weather in His hands. He's the same one that says we are not tot toil and fret. He clothes the lilies of the field and so He will clothe us!

My prayers are with you in all fervency!

mykidsmom said...

Wow- I didn't realize you farmed on that large of a scale. And I'm so sorry about the loss of your cattle.

We will definitely say a prayer for you tonight concerning this weather.

Nico said...

Praying for you and your family farm too! I hope that the weather improves for you soon!

Marva said...

Thank you for the words of comfort Mrs. Darling and the prayers too! Blessings!!!!

Marva said...

Thank you mykidsmom! Blessings!!!!!

Marva said...

Thank Nico! Blessings!!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to hear of everything that is going on. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.....Ellie

Southerner said...

Sorry to hear about the loss of the cows. I didn't know that you grew all this stuff. We will have to take a side trip sometime and come buy some fruits and veggies. I think you are only about an hour???

Marva said...

Thanks Ellie! many blessings!!!! ;)

Marva said...

Come on down Southerner. Yes, about an hour. Blessings!!!!