It's GARDEN time! Garden conjures up alllll sorts of possibilities. All of them good. Even the tired aching back after you spend the day pulling weeds out there. Because there's nothing like a good, honest tired.
I am allll about fresh food. What a shame that so many children are growing up today thingking food comes from HEB. They do not even know that it comes out of the ground.
We live in a part of the country where gardening is pretty ongoing. Even in the dead of our version of winter we have hardy, hearty greens growing out there. Collard greens and chard and kale, which has been enjoying a new status as the darling of healthy smoothies and snacks in the form of kale chips. They are just growing away out there, with no input at all from us.
January is pea-planting time around here. Sweet little peas, my very favorite! They never make it to the table in our house. We go out there and eat them right off the vine, and if you're not careful, someone will beat you to it.
My favorite thing about the garden is how it connects us with ourselves. I am firmly convicted that God put Adam in the garden for a reason. It wasn't a random selection. God could have placed Adam in a city or any other place, but He chose the garden, the place where we connect with the creation and with the Creator.
The kiss of the sun for pardon. The song of the birds for mirth