Because of winter the slothful plougheth not, He asketh in harvest, and there is nothing. Proverbs 20:4
For many people, winter is a time to hunker down and relax. Nightfall seems to creep up before our morning coffee has truly awaken our eyes. When some families join together at night, supper tends to be earlier and evening “good nights” follow shortly thereafter. That’s how it is in my house. However, the Amish tend to use this time to enjoy each others’ company. They will play games such as Scrabble or Rumikub (awesome game, by the way). They like games that help expand the mind. While they might not be working in the fields outside of their house, they are working the fields within it.
I try to get my family to play games. Sometimes they will humor me. When we were in Belize last year (oh how I long to return to that treehouse in Burrell Boom and see my friends, Dawson, Marie, and the others who were so kind to me!), Cat and I played Bananagrams almost every night. There was a lot of bonding that went on during those weeks in the jungle. This year, we will spend most of the winter in Florida. I intend to plough during those winter months…and I don’t mean just a garden plot at the farm. We reap what we harvest and we harvest what we plough. So, I will plough more quality time with my family and friends who visit us. After supper, we will play games or color or simply go for a walk to check on the horses. That type of ploughing creates a crop that will reap a bountiful harvest!
How do you plan on ploughing through winter?