Do you ever get covered in dirt during a restful weekend? We do!
Last weekend, as we simply savored the Sabbath, we joyfully dug into the dirt, as we helped Calvin’s parents add to their garden.
As a belated Father’s Day gift (we had to wait for the weather to warm up!), we planted some new seeds. Hopefully, they will grow abundantly, and bless their table in the months to come (as well as the many people they share meals with).
Savoring the fresh air and the damp soil, we marveled at God’s blessing of His creation. While we planted, we discussed natural gardening methods from the favorite book Gardening When It Counts: Growing Food in Hard Times by Steve Solomon.
As I crafted a daisy chain for Gen, deterred Enoch from eating rocks, sprinkled seeds, and pulled weeds, I immersed myself in the quietness of the wind in the green leaves and the pleasure of family.
Mom and I browsed around, gathering flower & herb seeds to save for next year, and admired a gorgeous large yarrow plant she has blooming.
God is good.
We also harvested some of the first produce from our own garden this past week! The early forerunners were a couple of “golden nugget” cherry tomatoes and a handful of peas. Lettuce is almost ready to start picking, too! (We’ve had a very cold spring/summer up until this week, so harvest has been late.)
How are YOU Simply Savoring the Sabbath?
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Some of the seeds we planted were from Hometown Seeds; I know many of you were interested in their Survival Seed Bank option when they sponsored a giveaway here on Frugal Granola earlier this year. Right now, if you use discount code thanks you can get 20% off your order through 7/31/10. (Ad)
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