Written by Sue, Saturday, May 3, 2014 Beautiful sunny day, temps. 70's.Good day to a hang laundry outside.
Thursday officially started my food preservation season for 2014, spinach and kale were the first to be gathered this year! It doesn't take a lot of space to plant a garden, ours is a little large, simply because we share with family and friends!
Without being to over zealous one day soon I hope to share the importance and joy of home gardening, and preserving food. I bet you can hardly wait.~smile~
Yesterday, as Dh and I were working in the garden I said, "I could stay out here all day,"...and I did ~smile~ the weather was so comfortable, overcast skies with an occasional peeking of the sun, pulling weeds was actually not bad at all.
I love gardening and being near God's creations, where all of my senses are touched in some way, I get to play in fresh air, kissed by the sun with the scent of honeysuckle flowing from the nearby woodlands, Our produce is organic, so tasting is always a must, rinsed first at the nearby faucet.~smile~ Watching butterflies flutter around the flowers, ladybugs feasting on aphids, toads, and the chameleons, along with the call of the Mourning Dove to its mate, birds singing.
In the far distance I hear the nearby train whistle,(one of my favorite sounds) as it nears Beard Station. I have often wondered why I love this sound so much, occasionally, when I can't sleep at night, and the house is quiet I hear the train whistle again, it always makes me smile. Years ago towns were built near train tracks and near rivers, it was for necessities and made for easy travel!
Life is simple here at Pear Tree Lane, but not without problems, but God is my strength and my refuge!
Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, and ever present help in trouble.