And the seed whose fruit is righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace. James 3:18
I come to the garden alone, while the dew is still on the...
weeds. And the kids are still asleep. Mornings are my quiet contemplative time. And sometimes my exercise time too, like pulling weeds today.
Earlier this year, we carefully prepared the garden soil. My son helped me fill each row with heirloom seeds. And then it rained. Flooded in fact. Twice. My garden turned into mud then dried. And this week, it was covered with new green growth. I wanted to believe those seeds somehow survived, but friends confirmed those herby scented green leaves were indeed weeds.
So we started over. Monday while the girls met with their sewing group, my son helped me choose new vegetable plants at the hardware store. We now have two rows of squash and one half row of bell peppers. Today I pulled more weeds. It's a never ending chore. I'm reminded of the verses about Jesus pruning us, and I'm so thankful He has so much more patience with me than I do with my garden plants.
My intention was to share a picture of the pretty buds on the dwarf fruit cocktail tree by the garden, but the day got away from me so...kittens. They were born Wednesday.
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