It really was a thrill for this city slicker, who really always dreamed of growing up on a farm. It felt like a whole new world being in the middle of rows and rows of food as far as the eye can see. It was beautiful!
It was a really fun morning to spend together as a family. The girls were really excited to go, and were excellent helpers. They couldn't cut the lettuce since we were using knives, but they were great at loading it in the crates and carrying it over to the trucks. They weren't afraid to get their hands dirty and work hard. Addie did it last weekend with Gary and some of his high schoolers; that time they picked green peppers. The time before that, Gary and his group picked corn.
It only took a couple of hours away from our day, and we were actually disappointed that it didn't take longer! Harvesting for Project Glean is only a September/October thing, so it's over for this year. However, I can't wait until next fall and really hope to get some families together to serve in this way. Sometimes it's hard to find practical ways for our kids to give their time to the Lord in a way they can understand, so I'm thrilled about gleaning!
(Emma even put lettuce on Brody's head so he could carry lettuce too. What a funny girl!)
“Now when you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap to the very corners of your field, neither shall you gather the gleanings of your harvest. Nor shall you glean your vineyard, nor shall you gather the fallen fruit of your vineyard; you shall leave them for the needy and for the stranger. I am the LORD your God.”