This and That
|Here is my beautiful little grand girlie! She is 9 months old today and crawls everywhere and pulls up on everything!|
We are trying some new (two us) varieties of lettuce and we are trying onions this year.
I got these plant markers in the dollar section at Target. They came with five markers and a fake sharpie to write on them.
In the garden we have some cilantro coming up! We love it! It smells and tastes so good!
The pile on the left is a compost pile that we started last year. It has a fresh heap of wood ash on it, from the stove. We need to turn it all over. The pile in the middle is mulch and the third pile is compost as well, I think. Perhaps mulch.
I am thankful to be able to grow food, and work in the garden. I am thankful to be able to work side by side with my children to learn new things.
I saw footage on the news this morning of empty shelves in Japan, because folks are worried that if the crisis gets worse there that supplies will run out, so they bought them now. Also one of the anchors has a friend who works and lives there with his family, which includes 2 small children. He spent hours trying to find water and then only found 2 gallons. It made me think about how people here in Pennsylvania, stock up on toilet paper, milk and bread whenever they know it is going to snow. They don't want to be caught without those essential items, if they get snowed in for a day or so. Imagine what it would be like if there was a bigger crisis than snow.
I think it is wise to have as deep a pantry as you can afford. Brenda at Coffee, Tea, Books and Me has some great posts and resources listed on her sidebar about food storage and deepening the pantry.
A paraphrase of Psalm 112:7-8 has captured my attention and where I want to stand with the Lord.