Friday, June 10, 2011

Garden Puttering...

Come on up the hill...
and through the trees to see the latest on my kitchen garden.
I milked my goat, Farina...
she's turned out to be a sweetie.
After that, I headed to my potager garden to plant the cress pepper seedlings.
Below, is a potager view through our
young flamboyant tree from our farm road...
we planted it to look over the garden...
far enough away so as not to shade it.
Come on through the gate.
There are a few things planted in it right now...
but, they are still on the small side.
I'm trying my hand at cotton...
so far, so good.
They look healthy and who knows what may come of them?
We shall see.
I like to think we may have our own cotton balls and not bother buying them.
The cucumbers are coming up and I will stake those as they grow...
making sure every one has room.
You can see a tiny papaya tree just behind the cucumbers...
that's a volunteer and I will leave it alone until I know whether it is male or female.
The male doesn't produce papayas...
so, if it's a male, he will be chopped down...
no offense, men.
The beans are doing nicely and I do hope to get plenty beans.
There are tomatoes, salad mix greens and summer squash in the garden also but...
Didn't want to bore you with too many plant photos.
And, yep, that's me...
putting in my cress peppers.
The logs that keep in the soil for the plants also serve well as seats.
We just take from the forest across the road what we need...
and save ourselves monies on pre-cut lumber.
I believe it's called, frugal living :-)
It's all natural and organic. No treated wood.
My mind gets busy with thoughts when my hands are busy.
Got to thinking about my own attitude when it comes to knowledge.
Such as thinking at times I know more than I really do.
So, this comes to mind:
Those who think they know everything don't know anything.
Those who don't think they know everything know more than those who think
they know everything.

Proverbs 15:2 says;
"The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright:
but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness."

Yikes. Makes me want to be careful of what I say.

How I wish my tongue would continually...

"...bless the Lord at all times:
His praise continually be in my mouth." 

"O maginify the Lord with me,
and let us exalt His name together."
Psalm 34:1,3

May your day, or night be filled with praise for the Lord.


  1. Thank you for another walk through your garden and wisdom from the Word. I must say the first thoughts I had was the politicians in Washington D.C. hahaha! xo

  2. Your garden is wonderful. I would love to have a vegetable garden like yours someday.


  3. you are one of the coolest women I know

    that garden "rocks" as they say and I'm so impressed with your vitality in the Lord and the soil

    love it (and your new header)
    xo! have a great weekend!!

  4. Your garden is GRAND! And what glory to be able to grow papaya!!

    Here's to using our tongues for His glory, not ours...

    Blessings, Debbie

  5. What a lovely post! Thanks for the inspiring words and verses!
    Your garden is beautiful!
    Hope your day is filled with His grace!

  6. I love seeing your pictures! And a completely different "culture" than here in Michigan! Your garden is lovely. I wish we were able to have mangos! The Kiddos would love that!

  7. You live in a beautiful place. You are blessed.

    Thank you for sharing such inspirational photographs and verses. I love Proverbs.

    God bless you,

  8. Wow! Your garden looks great! I hope it yields a good harvest for you and your family.

    Take care and have a great week :-)

  9. That garden sure is looking spectacular! We were away for a week, and came home to very hot, dry weather. Tomato plants are suffering a little. Our neighbor helped some w/ watering, but didn't want to run up the water bill. Still needing a well.

    Your place is so lush. And the flamboyant tree you mentioned looks very similar to what we have here, called Mimosa, it makes the most fragrant soft blooms that butterflies love!

    Great words of wisdom you have shared once again. Blessings and hugs to you!

  10. I can only dream of having a garden as big as yours! I'm interested in seeing how the cotton grows. You'll have to keep us updated on that one. :)

    Also, good thoughts about knowledge. Sometimes, it's better to keep silent than to keep our tongues "wagging in the breeze." :)


    -L. Rose