Thursday, June 25, 2009

First Harvest

Gardening - an activity that has so many life lessons!! When I am in the garden I almost always feel there is a sermon waiting for me if I'm willing to listen. I always come away from my bit of earth refreshed and at peace having spent a good deal of the time in conversation with God. The rewards are immeasurable!!! (The time not spent in prayer usually has to do with me grossing out about the slugs and other various worms the eat my things!! Ewww - shiver!!!)

Then there are the practical rewards for digging in the dirt:

My first harvest this season - lots of yummy lettuce - three varieties here and radishes
This is what I made out of that bounty - yummy grilled chicken salad:

I so love feeding my family the homegrown foods - I know what's on them (nothing) and I know what's in the dirt (nothing but earthworms!). By gardening I know I'm doing something super healthy for them - not only feeding them good stuff but also teaching them a life long skill that will only benefit them in the future.

Now for some silly summer pictures:

I don't know - he never had a binky before (especially a pink one), doesn't normally wear pink baby sunglasses and out grew the bib stage long ago (yes - he's wearing a bib!) I think bigger sister had something to do with this!!


BECKY said...

Great beginning to your harvest, Gal!! And boy are these kiddos cute!! I bet there is NEVER a dull moment around there!!

Kepp up the good work with your garden!! I also always learn lessons from God's creation!! So wonderful!!

Love and hugs,

Susan said...

Yum! Your salad looks delicious!

Kimberly said...

Looks like you beat the slugs in this round. The salad looks great. My neighbor had a bountiful squash harvest, and now i have squash coming out of everywhere. I snuck some into my spaghetti sauce last night, but i am at a loss . My family is from the south, yes we eat squash, we fry it. It is 105, i don't want to fry anything, and i don't know what else to do.