“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”

Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution

First Day of Summer Garden Tour

Happy first day of Summer!
Shall we spend it in the garden?
My garden is one of my happy places.
(one of many)


Arriving at the garden each morning,
while the dew is glistening like crystals in the rising sun, is delicious.


With the sun low in the sky, the green of the growing veggies
and the vegetation on the ground is intense... almost electrified.



Just across the lane, in the woods is a Baltimore Oriole singing its sweet song...
my morning serenade.
A chorus of song birds provide back-up, while our resident mockingbird
tries to out-sing them all.


It's hard to believe...
but, overnight things have grown just a little bigger than they were the day before.
The perfect mixture of sun and rain (and a little watering to help out) has made
this the best garden yet.


It's heaven, I tell you.
I wish you could come with me on my morning tour through the garden.


This year I am having a love affair with my garden.
In previous years it was a cross...sort of a love/hate relationship.
Previously it was always a losing battle with weeding.
This year....ahhh, what a difference.


Planting grass between the boxes (along with the weeds) has been a God-send.
No longer do I fret about what is growing on the ground.
Now I...

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