Gardening is S-L-O-W going this year. Normally I would have at least three-quarters of my garden planted by now. It has been so wet here that all we have accomplished is to plow and disk the garden. It is in desperate need of a good rotatilling.
I also have been a bit desperate. I took my hoe in hand this weekend and worked the ground enough to put in two rows of beans. Whew! That pooped me out! Talk about tough going. I couldn’t do any more.
Thankfully I have a portion of the garden that has sandy soil. A couple weeks ago I was able to put out my broccoli and cabbage. I also got my potatoes, lettuce, chard, and radishes in. So there are a few things growing out there besides mud and weeds!
We had a break in the clouds today and I was able to get a few shots of the flowers in my flower garden. Another thing to be thankful for….the flowers haven’t minded the deluge at all. And all those raindrops on the flowers make for pretty pictures!
This morning after I put a couple loads of laundry on the line, Little Miss and I walked around the yard making the rounds. We checked on the gardens to make sure the heavy rains hadn’t flattened any plants to the ground. We checked some newly planted trees and she picked some pretty flowers!
Then we stopped in the rabbit barn. She blessed the bunnies with a few dandelion greens and I suggested we get out one of the babies. She didn’t turn me down and she hopped quietly from one foot to the other while I got her a baby to hold. I had her sit on a log since they are a bit squirmy and have sharp nails. Thankfully this little squirt was pretty calm and even acted like we were interrupting its morning nap. We have 24 little fluff balls right now! I love to watch them. They are so adorable and soft and cute! And did a mention fun! We will be selling quite a few of them as 4-H projects. Any left over will be used as breeders or meat.
I am so thankful for the spring weather, rain and all! The birds singing and froggies peeping is pure music. The glorious beauty of all the green and bright bold floral colors is calming to my soul! The preciousness of new life is a reminder of our Great, Amazing, Compassionate, God.
Thank you Lord for the beauty of Your earth!