As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this nearly six-acre tract of land, this farmhouse, this domain—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.


Friday, July 3, 2009

The Thrill of the Harvest

I have never had a green thumb—not leafy green or grass green or even the palest shade of celadon. I am the "kiss of death" to houseplants. I forget to water the geraniums in my window boxes. And gardening? Well, let's just say I'm a s-l-o-w learner...it took me about thirty years of homemaking to become interested in vegetable gardening.

(As an aside...my father has a very green thumb. For years when I was growing up, he had a wonderfully diverse arrangement of plants in front of our dining room window—everything from several varieties of cacti to a miniature orange tree! And our yard...well, let's just say that it was one of the beautiful spots in our neighborhood.)

I am delighted that eight-year-old Bekah is interested in growing things. For the past couple of years, she has had her own container garden on the deck planted with cherry tomatoes. And earlier this spring, she asked her dad if she could plant carrots in one of the raised beds.

Here are a couple of pictures of Bekah with this year's firstfruits. What you can't see in the pictures is her sharp intake of breath when she discovered that several of her tomatoes had turned a very lovely shade of red.



6 comments:

  1. hi..this blog is interessant..can I know you?

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  2. Hi Cheryl!

    My family teases that I often commit "herbicide!" It's pretty much "fend for yourself" for plants around here. But we're starting to get some tomatoes too, amazingly enough!

    Great job Bekah!

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  3. Way to go, Bekah! They are beautiful tomatoes, and you beat us in your harvest by... a while!
    Love,
    Ann

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  4. Ohhhh, I meant to add: I see a collar on Kitty, who looks very friendly towards Bekah!
    Ann

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  5. Beautiful tomatoes, Bek! My first (and so far only) try at tomatoes was a dismal failure.

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  6. please don't let Becca see my garden when you all come...it's quite the embarrassment, but is providing lots of squash, and soon tomatoes

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