Thursday, June 23, 2011
Where are you going this summer? Everyone makes great plans to go here and there, day-camps, summer-camps, holidays, vacation and the list goes on. People always give me the "Awwwww, you aren't going anywhere." But in all honesty, I love my backyard and that is somewhere isn't it? We also just came home from 'back home' for the funeral of my godfather and spent two weeks on the farm.
I love my backyard. When we moved here in February, I couldn't visualize what potential my backyard would actually have. It was buried under a few feet of snow. I knew there was a patio, but I had no clue how big it was. I couldn't image a garden fitting in the backyard and a swingset, sandbox a firepit and shrubs and all that is there now.
Living simply and gardening go hand in hand. Gardening teaches patience and perserverance, faith and understanding. You must wait for your food, but if you keep everything weeded and watered you will be rewarded. You have to have faith in God that He will provide you with the knowledge and material you need for the success of growing an abundance. He also provides you with the understanding that you are working with Him in providing for the family. I love garden for all of these reasons. I love staying in my backyard and praying. Praying for His help and mercy, praying that a few bees or butterflies show up to aid in pollination (hence the ornamental bushes and flowers).
My backyard also provides the making of happy memories for the whole family. I don't mind a stay-cation in one of the loveliest places on earth (not meant to bragging, just humble contentment)... my backyard.