I was pleasantly surprised yesterday morning when I went out to check on my garden! Between the dog digging my garden up, the flooding every time it rained, and the crazy amounts of hail that crushed it I had resigned myself to the fact that all my worked would be for naught. I was wrong! My tomatoes plants are full of green tomatoes, with a slight pinkish hue. Woohoo!
|A bunch of cherry tomatoes|
Honestly, the only thing I want right now is a juicy homegrown tomato! My cucumbers and green beans are flowering, so I know it won't be too long before I have a harvest.
|I didn't know potato blooms were so pretty!|
The potatoes are almost taking the entire garden over. When I planted them, I had no idea how huge they would get. In fact, I may have to pull them up just to make room for the other plants! One of my corn plants has a tassel on it, too!
|It might not be the tallest corn ever, but it has a tassel!|
When I first got the idea for this garden, it was full of rocks. I nearly broke my back trying to get all those rocks out, but I did. As I pulled all those tiny rocks out, I thought about the parable of seed being sown on rocky soil. I prayed that God would make this garden produce fruit...just as He could take a rocky heart in which the Seed had been planted, and make it produce fruit also. I was about to give up on my garden, but was reminded that God doesn't give up on our rocky hearts, either.
|Lavender flowers are so beautiful, and the entire plant smells SO yummy!|
I have quite a bit to do today. I already have the laundry washed and hanging out on the line. I did that first thing this morning, once I heard it was supposed to be 100 degree today. I weeded the garden. My mom and daddy brought me some fresh apricots yesterday, so I have another batch of apricot preserves to make! (If you want some, let me know! I do need to raise the price from $3 to $5 a jar, however, because, well, it just costs more than that to make!) I' did get a few more things added to my Etsy site! Here is a sample of what you'll see if you visit 13 Plum Creations:
In the following days, I will be updating sponsorships here on the blog. So, if you have a small craft business, and you are interested in getting the word out, let me know! Up above, there is a page you can click on that takes you to the rates and info about a sponsorship on my blog. I'd love to have you!
Have a blessed day!