So my dreams of living a crunchy sustainable life may be a bit, well, shall we say far fetched?
At least, with the gardening aspect.
"I just toss seeds in the ground and they grow!" report far too many of my friends…..
Well, do you suppose they might come toss the seeds in at my place? I could use some help.
I suck at gardening. (that is a bad word in our house, by the way)
I can grow rosemary. I can grow tomatoes. I can grow basil.
Mountains of basil.
A very small amount of carrots and lettuce made their way to our plates last winter…… but for the amount I put in the ground….. not much makes it to the table. I'm not whining here, just being completely honest at my inability to feed my people from the family garden. I can't grow dark leafy greens or beets no matter how I try.
I can't even grow zucchini. (I hear you gasping!)
This fall I was so ready to toss in the towel….
Until that husband of mine, in the gentlest way he could, said this to me:
"So you're just gonna give up?"
"Ha" I scoffed. "Give up, uhm, of course not."
And with a very grumbled spirit I spent the weekend working the beds…. adding manure…. piles of our own homemade compost….
5 garden beds and several large pots later I had a little hope as I planted some seeds…. some seedlings…..
Nothing like a sore back and dirty fingernails to ground your soul and give you hope.
As I tended to the beds this weekend I cut back a HUGE armful of basil. My big girl followed me around the garden snapping photos as I trimmed….
pesto ice cubes
After several batches of homemade lemon pesto were made to freeze and save for the winter I gently reminded my stubborn heart to not give up…. to keep on keeping on. And somehow this week with those thoughts in my mind I stumbled upon this quote….
"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are"
Sometimes, I think the universe just has perfect timing……
~~all the garden photos were taken by my Jade girl~~