The garden is my place where relaxation and hard work come face to face. What does your garden say to you? Does it make you happy?
Or do you look at it feeling an overhaul is necessary?
In the beginning we had a very large garden it was a half acre dirt field where lots of wonderful things grew.
I remember looking at that field in the beginning of every spring feeling overwhelmed like it needed to shrink.
Over time I began decreasing the garden so it was manageable for one person.
Before long I was walking into a space that felt welcoming.
There are times when I sit here listening to silence because it’s calming. I’ve also found the garden to be a wonderful place to pray.
Garden planning takes time, I don’t believe it’s something you can slap together in a season and say I’m done.
Having a destination plan promotes working towards a visual goal; it’s a great motivator even if it may take a few years to accomplish.
I’ve settled on eight raised beds with plenty of space to grow food and flowers. We enjoy eating fresh food over canned so the idea of planting large crops doesn’t peak our interest anymore. If that ever changes we have enough open space for expanding.
We refer to our home as a farm; others might call it a homestead. Deep down though it’s a place where we finished raising our family and the garden has turned out to be where my future begins to unfold.
We see a chapter beginning to close while a new one is standing by waiting to begin.
A garden destination is a must, do you have one?