Sunday, July 25

First Post Ever

Well, this is my first post. It's a little daunting, having an entire blank screen and no organized thoughts! What should I write about?

It's a gloomy, rainy morning here in Northwest Ohio, but the rain is much-needed here. It's a blessing, but it makes me want to sleep all day. I can't do that, though--I have to travel back in time today! I volunteer at a historic farm here in town, and we have a program this afternoon. The farm house is open for people to come through and talk with the volunteers there, all of whom are in first person (meaning that we are playing the part of someone who actually existed in the settlement at this time in history), and answer questions about life back in the mid-1800s. It's so enjoyable, and very educational as well. Although life was much harder back then, it was also so much less complicated than it is today.
I have been staying busy with my small garden in our back yard. Since late March, I have planted radishes, onions, peas, green beans, asparagus, iceberg lettuce, three different kinds of tomatoes, three different kinds of peppers, and oregano and basil. This is my first time gardening, and it's been a lot of fun. There's something so great about working the soil, planting all of those little seeds, and watching them grow into something that we can use and live off's extremely satisfying. I admit that I have a lot to learn--my radishes were very small, and so were my onions. I think I cross-pollinated my green and serrano peppers, because the green peppers have stayed small and the serranos are small, round, and turning red! It's a new breed, I think! I have also had to pull out my peas, because a young bunny was taking up residence in the pea patch. He was cute, but he destroyed my peas. Oh well, as long as you learn from mistakes, then they are not mistakes at all. Someday, I hope that we will live out in the country and have a much bigger garden, and that I will be able to grow enough to preserve and last us until the next growing season. And I think I'll get a dog to chase the rabbits away!

Speaking of seeds, here is a Bible verse about the power of faith: "I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you."--Matthew 17:20


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