Tuesday, July 17, 2012

May persistence pervade!

I want to dance through the green grass and sing, “The drought is over!” Yet, only time will tell how true that is.

Here in the Bluegrass region of Kentucky, we were without rain, and with temperatures exceeding 100 degrees, for five weeks or so. I know there are still farmers and gardeners in other parts of the country who are praying for God to send that growing gold in gentle showers. I join them in prayer for that relief.

After receiving more than two inches of rain the past week, my gardening spirits revived. Thank to diligent watering, I found so many ripe tomatoes in the garden that I’ll be canning tonight. The kale continues to grow and the garlic harvest has been good. I planted more Swiss Chard in hopes that it will revive. I’ve also plucked off dead leaves and peppers to encourage the plants to grow abundantly. This weekend I even planted broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage seeds in pots so I’ll have the Cole crops for fall. They now sit in the sun, soaking up the heat as they progress toward germination.

Mother Nature teaches gardeners all sorts of lessons. This week I’m remember how persistence pays off, not just in the garden but also in life. May persistence pervade!

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