Photo Week, Day 2: Hope

Since I have shirked my City-Slicker persona to become a Country Bumpkin about 12 years ago, I’ve been realizing how much I love rural life. (Well, I still need decent shopping within an hour) One of my favorite things is gardening, even though I still have a lot to learn. I like flowers, but as in yesterday’s post, I’m in awe of God’s creation providing for our needs and wants. So vegetable and herb gardening are my absolute favorite!

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To me, gardening represents the Hope we have in God. When you start with a plowed patch of land, you can just envision the yummy goodness that your toil will produce. It’s exciting to start with a blank slate, just a plot of mud, and decide what to cultivate in your own little garden.

Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. Ps 43:5

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His pleasure is not in the strength of the horse,
nor his delight in the legs of a man,
the LORD delights in those who fear him,
who put their hope in his unfailing love. Ps 147:10-11

Here’s where the delicious Silver Queen corn will be bursting out soon.

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Here are our three rows of tomatoes

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I remember one year, we had great tomato plants… untill… Right before they were going to turn red I saw the black-spotted death sentence on the bottom of those small green tomatoes. We had wonderful fried green tomatoes, but I was really looking forward to homemade, jarred tomato sauce that tastes like candy! It reminds me of this scripture:

Hope deferred makes the heart sick,
but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life. Pro13:12

But even after the deferred hope of black-spotted green tomatoes, there was still next year. There are always new beginnings in the Lord!


LOOK! Our little baby tomatillos and squash!


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And here is the best story of the garden! These future pumpkins are the result of my post Halloween neglect. I had a great little hay bail/ pumpkin display in the front bed at the house. When the pumpkins died after the frost, I left it there way too long! In fact, we never removed the hay-bail until the spring. But we noticed some plants behind the hay. We looked closer, and realized they were pumpkin plants, sprouting up from our – shall we say- overripe fall display! We transplanted them into the garden, and hopefully they won’t totally take over!


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I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. John 12:24

Come back tomorrow for a recipe using the fresh veggies and herbs from the garden!

This was included in Tackle it Tuesday, at 5 Minutes for Mom, because a garden can be the ultimate tackle!

Photo Week:
Day 1: Living Water
Day 2: Hope

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About Sarah Pinnix

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Comments

  1. The Apron Queen says:

    What an awesome garden you have. I’m officially jealous. I am just sticking with tomatoes & sunflowers this year.

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  2. Wow! I wish my garden looked that good.

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  3. Lift Up Your Hearts says:

    Now you need to give us your best gardening tips! LOL We have a little garden going and it’s not a very productive one!

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  4. Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates says:

    What a nice garden! We have a small backyard, but now have a sunny area there, so may try a small garden or something next year.

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  5. looks like your gardener knows what he’s doing.

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  6. Wow, your garden looks great. It is a lot of work I am sure but well worth it.

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  7. What a garden! We have one too – with tomatoes, peppers, peas, cukes and eggplant. We tried corn to no avail. 🙁 Looks beautiful – and you are right – it IS a TACKLE!!!
    Blessings,
    Angela
    http://testosteronepalace.blogspot.com/

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  8. Muthering Heights says:

    Your garden looks amazing! Mine is a tiny apartment garden, so yours looks huge compared to mine! It looks like you’ll have a great crop.

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