Rat Battle

On the surface, our garden looks healthy. We have lots growing. There are lots of flowers. Things get fertilized. We have good soil. We have good irrigation. Good light, good soil, good seed. That’s a winning strategy in most gardens. You’d think we are doing quite well. You’d be wrong. This year we’ve lost the…… Continue reading Rat Battle

10 Minutes of Beauty

How would your life be different if you spent 10 minutes of every day slowing down enough to see the beauty around you? This is what I saw as I walked around, listening to the birds, hearing myself breathe, sipped my tea, and spent 10 minutes in silence yesterday.

Garden Awesomeness

Adolescent watermelon, originally uploaded by mclanea. There’s lots of fun stuff happening in our garden. Watermelon are coming in strong. And we’re hoping to pick a big batch of jalapeño this weekend. Right behind that are a whole heap of eggplant. Our little garden experiment is going quite well. Thanks to all who encourage us.

The harvest is coming!

Yellow tomatoes, originally uploaded by mclanea. Yesterday Paul and I were doing our daily look through the garden. He leaned in and yelled, “Daddy, check this out! We’ve got lots of tomatoes!” In just a couple of weeks all of our summer garden plants will mature and start producing produce. We can’t wait!

5 Spiritual Lessons Learned from Gardening

We are new gardeners. Our insane 2010 goal of either growing or buying 25% of our families food from a local farmers market has pushed us into a crash course in agriculture. In March and April we planted our second season of vegetables as well as double the amount of property dedicated to veggies. It’s…… Continue reading 5 Spiritual Lessons Learned from Gardening