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Thursday, June 18, 2009

How Does My Garden Grow!

Wow!! What a difference a month makes!!! The vegetable gardens are in full gear, the fruit trees are loaded with fruit, and the grape vines have many clusters of teeny, tiny, grapes.
As I work in the gardens I never cease to be amazed at the speed the plants grow, and when we begin to harvest I am awed, and sometimes overwhelmed, by the abundance of food produced in the gardens.
While working in the gardens a favorite hymn often comes to mind, it is: We Plough the Fields and Scatter.
We plough the fields and scatter
The good seed on the land,
But it is fed and watered
By God's almighty hand:
He sends the snow in winter,
The warmth to swell the grain,
The breezes and the sunshine,
And soft refreshing rain.


Marika said...

It truly is inspirational. What a delight. I can't think of many things that bring such tangible satisfaction. What a joy! Thanks for sharing. Marika

Anonymous said...

I can't tell from the pictures, how big is your garden? Ours is doing well. I harvested the first cucumbers yesterday. The peas are about 3 inches tall. It rained too, so things should really grow good the next few days.

Bean said...

We have three large gardens, each about 20 by 30, then a very long srip garden with corn growing in it, I don't know how long it is, but it takes a while to hoe,we also have a strawberry patch. We really enjoy gardening and find it to be a relaxing and rewarding activity.
We have to replant our cucumbers, I wish we had some to pick. Our peas are covered in blossoms so peas will be in the near future. We have had a lot of rain, finally we are going to have some hot Indiana weather and believe me the corn and tomatoes will be happy for it.
I am glad your garden is doing well, it is interesting to compare notes about gardens in Indiana and gardens in Alaska :)

Bean said...

Thanks Marika, it is really satisfying, and we really enjoy the "fruits of our labor" :)

Barb Szyszkiewicz said...

Beautiful garden--but what I liked even better is your lovely porch that I spied in the background of the first picture!!

Bean said...

Hi Barb - We love our front porch, and spend a lot of time out there on the porch swing. The porch faces east, so it very pleasant in the late afternoon and evening.