Monday, June 22, 2009

The Garden

By now everyone's garden is well underway (hopefully). This was our first year of starting heirloom seeds inside. Unfortunately, many of our tomatoes and cabbage plants died once we planted them outside, but luckily my friend was closing up her greenhouse for the season. I was able to purchase 3 flats of heirloom tomatoes, roma tomatoes, cabbage and broccoli for $9.

This year is probably the biggest and best garden we've put out yet. We usually put out about a 1/2 acre garden. This may be just a little bigger, it's hard to tell, since the trees are maturing on our property, it shades areas too much, so we actually have several garden patches.

This is the first year we have actually kept up with the weeding of the garden, too. How much easier it is to get those pesky things when they're little.

This is a favorite poem of mine, taken from our church bulletin several years ago. I don't have credits for it, so thanks to whoever wrote this sweet poem.

The Garden
For the garden of your daily living:
Plant three rows of peas:
  1. Peace of mind
  2. Peace of heart
  3. Peace of Soul

Plant four rows of squash:

  1. Squash gossip
  2. Squash indifference
  3. Squash grumbling
  4. Squash selfishness

Plant four rows of lettuce:

  1. Lettuce be faithful
  2. Lettuce be kind
  3. Lettuce be patient
  4. Lettuce really love one another

No Garden is Without Turnips

  1. Turnip for meetings
  2. Turnips for service
  3. Turnip to help one another

To Conclude our Garden, We Must Have Thyme

  1. Thyme for each other
  2. Thyme for family
  3. Thyme for friends

Water freely with patience and cultivate with love.

There is much fruit in the garden because you reap what you sow.

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