My daughter walked out the door carrying as much as she could hold. She gave me a big hug, a kiss, and turned to looked at me one last time. Immediately, I began to pray. Climbing the stairs up to her bedroom, I began to reminisce on the last 19 years….
‘Watch Your Temper’ OR ‘Watch And Pray’
“It’s my dreadful temper! I try to cure it; I think I have, and then it breaks out worse than ever. O Marmee, what shall I do? What shall I do?” cried Jo in despair….
“The men in charge of the work were diligent, and the repairs progressed under them.” 2 Chronicles 24: 13
In an effort to restore our land to an organic state (no more conventional corn and beans with chemicals), we turned all the land to a hay meadow. To do that, we planted alfalfa and clover. Besides, our bees LOVE it!
Just recently, the men in our family spent 9 days cutting, raking, and baling the hay, some for a friend and then our meadows. There were lots of ‘break-downs’ and repairs needed, as is typical. It is hard, tiring work, and over the years it has played a role in making our boys into men. While it’s certainly not the biggest part, learning to work with diligence plays a very important role….
Do you have garden space to share? Or, do you need a bit of garden space?
There is a lot of talk about recycling, going green, and being responsible in stewarding the earth well. With the ever-increasing cost of food, this is a fun and practical way to do all these things at once!
It is exciting when you see garden space sharing in action in a friendly community. We saw it in England and loved the eclectic charm. Several of our friends are doing it with great success and lovely results both in savings of food costs and in ‘best use-of-the-land’ practices….