Candid Reflections

August 21, 2008

Nourishing Notions

Filed under: Everything Else, Life in the Sticks — Tags: , — candid reflections @ 8:25 pm

“Many things grow in the garden

that were never sown there.”

~Thomas Fuller

Today, Little Miss M and I spent some time in the garden together.  We shared in some lovely conversation.  We reminisced for awhile, and then she enlightened me with some of her dreams for the future.  She dreamed of getting married someday, and she heartily hopes that this fella, whomever he may turn out to be, enjoys planting a garden.  It’s at the top of her dreamy Mr. Right’s Qualities list… for now anyway!

I love the time I’ve spent in the garden this summer.  Each visit consumed well over an hour and kept my hands quite busy, however my mind was completely undistracted and uninterrupted – ready to engage with whichever child who happened to wander in behind me.  Special times.  Our garden has nourished our bodies, and the times spent in it have been health to my soul.

After we carried our veggies up to the house, she worked with me in the kitchen to prepare them for dinner.  Little sister enjoyed watching, with frequent nibbling.  Later, we sat down to freshly steamed beats, green beans, and green salad (all from our garden, except for the tomatoes – I haven’t attempted those yet.)

July 31, 2008

From the Garden

Filed under: Life in the Sticks — Tags: , , — candid reflections @ 6:27 am

We’re beginning to harvest the first fruits of our labor in the garden!

Lettuce
Lettuce
Green Beans
Green Beans
Purple Cabbage
Purple Cabbage
Green Pepper
Green Pepper
Brussel Sprouts
Brussel Sprouts
Pumpkin
Pumpkin
Beets
Beets
Carrots
Carrots

We enjoyed green salad, steamed beets, and steamed beet greens on the table last night.  Yum.

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