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MY GARDEN

Our daughter wanted to post about her garden.  She decided she wanted to do her own garden this year.  Paul tilled her a spot and she’s done the rest of the work.  She has grown everything from seed except the tomato plants.   I think this is pretty impressive for an 8 year old.  I know I never could have done this at that age.  So here’s what she had to share 🙂

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Hello,

Here  are  some  pictures  of  my  garden.   I  am  growing the following:

corn

green beans

tomatoes

squash

cucumbers  &

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So going on, my  corn  plants  are  so  tall.  They  are  as  tall  as my brother, Josiah.  My  tomatoes  are  great.  In fact , I  have  little  baby  tomatoes!

I  hope  you  like  this  post.

God  bless  you  &  your  family!

Morgan

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Gardening 2009

Fried green tomatoes sounding good?

Fried green tomatoes sounding good?

Wow, what a year this has been.  Moving to a new house in January, we had no idea what (if any) garden we would have this year.  Paul wrote in a previous post here here about what we are attempting to do. To our amazement, we have an even bigger garden and lots of great help this year.  We have been blessed immensely to cross paths with some very Godly families who desire for their children to learn some great work skills.  So Paul is getting the opportunity to “mentor” a couple young men in our garden endeavors this year.   It’s also a great time for our young children to work alongside some older children too and see a model for working hard.  It’s amazing what work young people can accomplish when they are eager and motivated to learn.  Here’s some great homeschooling opportunities!

The never ending job of weeding...welcome to organic gardening :)

The never ending job of weeding...welcome to organic gardening 🙂

In one evening, they were able to weed most of the garden,  plant 200 more feet of bean seeds, water most of the plants, and have lots fun.
400 feet of green bean plants (600 planted in all)

400 feet of green bean plants (600 planted in all)

Bunny rabbit's view of the green bean plants...

Bunny rabbit's view of the green bean plants...

Squash plants

Squash plants

Cabbage

Cabbage

Young warrior working the soil :)
Young warrior working the soil 🙂

I love this picture with the horses in the background.

Tennessee is truly a beautiful place.
Even though our garden is behind schedule, we are excited about the coming weeks and the harvest, Lord willing.  It further helps us understand the process of growing food and the reminder that most of the time we live under the illusion that food just magically appears at the grocery stores.  In reality it takes many weeks, lots of time, energy, and sweat!  And ultimately we can toil, but it is the Lord who gives the increase.
So how are things growing for you in your garden?  We’d love to hear from you.
~Ma

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