Friday, April 20, 2007

A Proud Little Farmer

Tonight we are going to eat of the fruit of my son's labor! Awww...and he is proud. I love gardening and it is now a double joy to enjoy this hobby with my children!

Micah's first harvest happened to be Icicle Radishes which I must say are absolutely delicious. But to be fair I should mention that anything grown from your own hands seems to be just a tad sweeter!

We'll be eating the beautiful white gems over a bowl of mixed baby greens. I'm sure the children will all enjoy their salad just a bit more than they normally would.

We don't formally do gardening for any of our school work but we certainly could count it! Just think of all the subjects it could cover!

So, there you go....allowing your children to garden won't just pay off financially, and physically, it will also pay of educationally (and I even believe Spiritually, I love visiting with Jesus as I garden! I think of all the teaching in which Jesus referred to nature.).

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Monday, April 16, 2007

All fruit is lost

Our county agent is saying 100% loss of all fruit trees and blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, etc.

Arkansas lost 50% of its tomato crop. Tennessee lost almost 100% and I hear that Georgia and Florida were hit hard, too. There were no new transplants to be sent to Tennessee.

Sunday at church, a little lady in her 80's told me that our food prices would go sky high. She's a wise little lady! I've always valued her opinion! I may make my garden a higher priority.

I wonder if at Christmas this year an orange in our stockings will be appreciated?

Thursday, April 12, 2007


These are great days to add to our Nature Journals, if only we would!!!

We are enjoying the Spring and all the observing we are able to do!

Blessed is the man....

that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
Jeremiah 17:7-9