Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Gardening

It brings me great joy to be in the spring season.  It is my favorite time of year!  The days are longer, the air fresh.  There is birth, clean, new joy filling the air.  I plan my own birth of sorts.  The sprouting of seeds.  Seeds that grow and flourish in the new found sunshine.  Seeds that grow into sustenance. 
My hands have been digging in the earth for a few weeks now.  Plucking out weeds and sowing seeds.  The therapeutic nature of plucking and sowing brings me a renewal of mind. A sense of freedom from the mundane days of winter.  Words truly cannot express this true joy I feel.
So far this spring I've planted chard, turnips, carrots, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, two kinds of squash, sugar pumpkin and leeks.  Last fall I planted garlic (my FAVORITE crop now) and they are a foot tall already. 
I still have 5 beds that need attention and planting.  Most likely 3 of them will be all green beans.  Every year I plant more of those and still barely have enough to freeze.  I want TONS of beans in my freezer come fall.  It's our favorite garden food. I cannot wait to pluck those fresh, delicious beans off the vine and munch.  Mmmmm
Weather this weekend is to be another beauty...will get the rest in!

Thank you, Lord for spring and the beauty of rebirth all around me.

2 comments:

Mimi said...

I kind of squealed to see a post from you! I miss you, my dear friend.
Spring has sprung so beautifully this year! Can't wait to hear more about your garden bounty!

anna said...

I find beans frustrating - I think you need acres of them to have any left :) we just started harvesting squash, already froze 7 squash casseroles, and we butchered the first round of chickens! That was exciting - as it meant 2 days of making stock, freezing chicken parts and making cream of soups from the stock to make the squash casseroles. I am ready to step out of the kitchen for a few days.