What happens when you combine weeks of fieldwork, weekends of traveling and a rainy, wet spring?! You guessed it: A garden overrun by unwelcome weeds! This past week we've been able to devote a few days to playing catch-up in our garden. What a privilege to grow our own produce! And as any large family would probably be quick to mention: Many hands make light work!
Susanna weeds corn with the 'help' of our dog, Duke. Wherever she happens to be, he is usually not far behind!
At least you can see great progress after a weeding session like this one!
Alaythia helps bring in the broccoli crop. We ended up with a bountiful crop, which is a good thing because our family loves broccoli. (Well, I guess that goes for about any veggie, actually!)
Ready to be washed, blanched, and frozen.
With the older guys managing the work crews, Nathanael has become the 'man of the house', taking care of all the mowing, tilling, and fix-it jobs that need done. What a blessing to see him grow into such a thoughtful, hard-working man!
And that is a glimpse into our garden. There's just something delightful about watching plants grow and produce, wouldn't you agree?! How rewarding it is to gather the veggies for our use and benefit.
How much more should we be laboring for fruit that lasts eternally?! May we be faithful!
“I am the vine, you the branches.
He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit;
for without Me you can do nothing.
By this My Father is glorified,
that you bear much fruit;
so you will be My disciples."