My brother moved in with us last year and one of the very special blessings that we have gained from that is that he is just amazing with the garden. The garden is his best friend, I think. The boys, especially, enjoy learning from him about the garden. I love eating the produce that they bring in. We have eaten some of the best lettuce imaginable from our garden. Unfortunately, we already ate that kind up. Next year, we will definitely plant more. And the greens have been wonderful. We covered our grow beds during the winter, so we were able to start picking greens a couple of months ago. And we have had a fairly steady stream of greens since then. JD Boy never liked greens until he tasted garden greens. Now he only eats garden greens–he turns up his nose at store-bought greens. Fortunately, he’s been able to eat quite a few greens already this year. And so have I, and I’ve loved every bite!
Here is a nice shot that Zippy took of the greens. Makes me want to eat them right now!
And here is a shot she took of some of the lettuce. Salad, here we come!
Now, I just can’t wait for the rest to come on!!
Here is another quote from Adventist Home, since that is fresh in my mind right now.
“The germination of the seed represents the beginning of spiritual life, and the development of the plant is a figure of the development of character. . . . As parents and teachers try to teach these lessons, the work should be made practical. Let the children themselves prepare the soil and sow the seed. As they work, the parent or teacher can explain the garden of the heart, with the good or bad seed sown there, and that as the garden must be prepared for the natural seed, so the heart must be prepared for the seed of truth. . . . No one settles upon a raw piece of land with the expectation that it will at once yield a harvest. Diligent, persevering labor must be put forth in the preparation of the soil, the sowing of the seed, and the culture of the crop. So it must be in the spiritual sowing.” Adventist Home, 145-146