Monday, May 2, 2016

Thoughts from the potiger

Spring is such a mix- up!
55 degrees one day, and nearly 80 another.  Downpours for days intermixed with cloudless, sunny skies. Trying to get to some of the outside chores is a little challenging this time of year.  
A couple of weeks ago, Eric started up our monstrous rototiller.  Eric warns that it will dig its way to China if if you keep it in one place for too long.  It's also quite finicky.  For a beast, it likes to be babied.  Long story short...Eric started it up for the first time this season, and the motor quickly seized.  The beast is dead. 

Now we need to decide if it's worth fixing it, or do we buy another one?  
But in the meantime, we borrowed one.  :-) 

Doesn't that dirt look rich and soft?  

I find myself staring at it with complete satisfaction even though nothing is planted yet.

Looking at my garden, reminds me to keep my heart soft and workable (teachable) and to deal with the weeds (sin in my life) quickly before they get out of hand.  I am thankful for the Lord's gentle reminders.  I know that the only way to do this is by time in His Word.  Letting His wisdom fill my heart, His thoughts to be my thoughts that I come back to throughout the day.  

We still have about a month before we'll put seeds in the ground.  I do begin to feel a little anxious as I see gardens going in all around us, but we have our own personal little micro-climate and it insists we wait until the end of May.  
Beets, lettuce, radishes, green onions, bell peppers, butternut squash, salad cucumbers, 
zucchini,  basil, chives, and cilantro, sweet peas because they smell so so good, and cosmos are what we'd like to grow.  

Every year seems to have a different outcome because there are so many variables, but we are thankful for the opportunity to eat fresh if even for the summer season.  

How about you?  Will you plant a garden this year?  



  1. Whoa, you have some big plans for your veggie garden! Am not there year this year, because of the building you saw on my SEASONS post this week! also, we have a lot of critters around that like them too like deer and squirrels, etc.
    Great you could borrow a roto tiller:) Thanks you for lovely shares at SEASONS and "see" you next week. Enjoy this one:)

    1. Jeannetestgermain,
      Thank you so much for stopping by and for your encouraging words.


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