Friday, August 8, 2008

I picked the first green bean out of our garden today!

And I ate it.. Other than kids, and all the obvious items that come along with having them, we do other things around the Zion casa. Like gardening for example. I love gardening. Without gloves. I like to get dirty. Not sure if our garden, this year, will produce much but the goal is to fiddle with it this time round so that come fall we can get some raised beds in, obtain our worm bin that is so graciously being built by my lovely sister, use the water from our rain barrel, run our car on veggie fuel, and someday use the sun to heat our water...it will happen someday. These are our goals. Goals from wanting to be good stewards. I would love 60 acres and not have to go to the grocery store. Have it all at my finger tips, at my children's finger tips. Being a steward of God's creation. His bounty that He has so graciously given to us. Every breath we take is a gift. No joke. Sounds a bit crazy, hippie, liberal, but what else are we supposed to do? Trying not to take what was created for granted, making every bit count and giving him the glory.

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It's grand. I am trying not to be too crazy about it; making sure everyone knows it. It makes you think. What's important to you? Like fresh bread. I think I am on like a 4 week roll of making our own bread...and tortillas. It's the best when you've got the tortillas on the grill with kids running around, compiling some contraption with the cereal box that you handed to them 10 minutes previous and you hand them a fresh tortilla made from scratch. Not seconds later they are asking for another, and another...it's great. Or when you sit down for a meal and you can name where 80% of your meal came from. Yes, Elijah, these carrots and potatoes came from Grandma's garden. You actually picked the veggies with them. They get so excited. And they eat more. Forget the packaged/processed food, momma, I want more of that!

1 comment:

wight people said...

yay! This is soooo my dream! We live in an apt. now, but someday I long to buy a plot of land, build our own house, (fill it with a million babes) have a ginormous flower garden (I'm allregic so I can't have them inside, that's where I'll find some beauty) Also, an even BIGGER garden for all sorts of delicious veggies, fruits, roots, and herbs! Then in the field out back there will be cows. The cows will eventually be used for food, then we'll buy new cows and eat those too! Kinda sick, and kinda awesome! Can't wait...keep up the gardening, you prov. 31 woman! I sure admire you!

The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.