There is no better place to learn life's lessons than in a garden.
Aside from the obvious knowledge gained about growing your own food...
there are other, even more valuable lessons, that a garden can teach you.
Negative thoughts are like weeds...
if you allow them to take hold, they will choke out the fruit of happiness.
Solving a problem is like picking sugar peas...
sometimes you have to step away to find that which you seek.
We're more alike than we are different...
although we look different on the outside, underneath our
beautiful colors we are all the same!
Plant your roots firmly and deeply...
and then reach for the sun!
Don't let fear keep you from growing!
Of course, there are some practical lessons that we have learned through trial and error.
Rather than water by hand this year,
(and especially since we are also trying to grow grass between the boxes)
we are using a sprinkler system.
What a time saver!!
Also, replacing the mulch that used to be between the boxes with grass (and some weeds)
has saved me from hours and hours of unnecessary weeding.
Why didn't we do this sooner!
Finally, this year we have two cherry trees loaded with cherries.
I am hoping with this bird netting on both trees...
there might be a cherry pie in our future!
Our little Miss M. has left us and returned home to her Mommy and Daddy.
We had so much fun during our time with her.
I'll tell you a little secret: we are exhausted!