Ah, gardening! I love my garden. I love looking at it out my kitchen window- neat straight rows of healthy plants, and as of yesterday morning, no weeds! What a glorious sight! I’ve trimmed down the size this year, mostly because of my husband’s accident. The garden is mainly my job, but Tom usually tills it in … More Heavenly Homeland Security
As I observe the times in which we live, I sense almost a dread at the shocking reality of Christian beliefs. Our times are filled with Christianity, in all shapes and sizes. Some churches which would place themselves under the umbrella of Christianity deny that Jesus is even God’s Son. To me, that is a shocking … More Shocking Reality
This morning, I finally filled by bird feeders. I’m so thankful that the little birdies do not have to depend upon me for their survival, because I’m not very faithful in feeding them – especially when I’ve run out of seed! But now the feeders are clean and full and there’s plenty more, not in … More Is the seed yet in the barn?
Isn’t that a beautiful sight?! Sorry it’s a little “screeny” but I took it from my kitchen window. Do you want a tour? Starting on the right side, there is asparagus that we haven’t enjoyed yet – just planted last year. Then there’s cauliflower and cabbage, five rows of potatoes, a new row of beans … More The Most Beautiful Impossible Weed
Well, after three days of weeding, I can see my garden again! The old grey mare just can’t work as long as she used to! I have to admit, that I wonder why I do this! The past few years has not been as profitable as I’d have liked, and this year doesn’t look too … More It was there all along!
What a beautiful sight! That, my friends, is my garden; and those lovely dark clumps are manure!!! It sure doesn’t smell very nice, but I’m ready to see more fruit from my labors this year! Like any task, there is a cost involved. Now I didn’t pay anything for my beautiful manure, but it did cost time … More Oh, that stinky stuff!!!
“And said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD. In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.” Job 1:21,22 Disappointment – something or someone that is not what you were … More Dealing with Disappointment
The peas are done, so I pulled them and all the weeds from that area out this morning. They were planted in the lower section of the garden in the best soil. As I dug and pulled and felt the rich earth, I wondered what to plant next. I don’t think I’ve ever done a … More The Parable of the Sower
Well, this had been an interesting week. The foot is not broken, but is sporting some very lovely colors! I’m still hobbling around, but was able to get into the garden two mornings. Oh, what we can learn from those weeds.! Timing: The best time to weed is when the ground is wet – no … More Weeding 101
Well, Tilly perked right up yesterday and did her marvel. My garden was beginning to look pretty shabby; and even though I appreciate Tilly’s help, I haven’t figured out a way for the tiller to pick out the weeds! Tilly is a BIG help, but it’s still back breaking work to finish the job: pull … More Before and After