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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Blooming Where I Am Planted

Build house and dwell in them; plant gardens and eat their fruit...  bears sons and daughters that you may be increased there, and not diminished.  Jeremiah 29:5

Recently someone commented on all our land, and I felt a prickling in my soul to not present ourselves as something we are not.  My family and I would love to live on 20 acres "have a farm" as our little girl says.  We do have our house for sale, but for now we live on 1 acre.  

It really is quite amazing what all you can do with one acre - within the restrictions of our community covenants that is:)  No cows please!  But I think we could have chickens!!!

What I want to do is to encourage you to garden, to farm or to begin whatever project you dream of right where God has you.  In my last home, I did little more than plant annuals each year in the exact same spot.  So many years wasted that I could have been learning about propagating and planting other plants. 

So here we are in our lovely home and 1 acre.  I know me, but God knows me better.  I have much to learn before I try to take care of more land.  So I am planting as much in my garden as I possibly can this year.  I am calling the Extension Agency and finding out, "What is eating my peppers?"  I am trying to can something new each month.  This month is strawberries obviously.  I am gleaning what I can from the internet and joining my friend's contest at Teaching Good Things.

Where I live is far from captivity.  It is a blessing to have soil to call my own, a family full of kids that love to help and a husband that is very patient with my garden creativity.  

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