I realized that I’ve been really slacking on the blog this month. I don’t know what it is, but I just haven’t felt the urge to write and I’ve been lacking in ideas for topics. So, naturally, I turned to Twitter hoping to find someone willing to offer a suggestion. Sure enough, Gina came through for me. Here’s what she said:
I'd like to know how your gardening inspires your life as well as your table.
|The first big tomato from my garden in 2010!|
(See below for a rare copy of the first ever H.S.O.E. club Newsletter, circa 1992. Also, note the concern for endangered spices. I bet you didn't know about the worldwide shortage of turmeric...)
|Baby tomato plants! They grew so |
well that first year...
Gardening was one of the things I most looked forward to when we purchased our home – and I wanted to grow as much as possible from seeds. There’s just something about growing something from a little seed into a piece of food for your dinner table. It feels like a great accomplishment and it seems like a miracle when you think of how quickly it grew from a tiny speck to a large plant that produces fruit. And, somehow, starting from plants always feels like cheating to me. I don’t mind the work, either. I’ve always enjoyed playing in the dirt! And, oddly enough, the scent of tomato leaves is one of my favorite smells in the world (weird, I know).
|Gardening is FUN!!|
|Thin crust veggie pizza|
and a garden causes seeds to grow,
so the Sovereign Lord will make righteousness and praise
spring up before all nations. –Isaiah 61:11
Hi there! My name is Dana and I live in West Michigan with my husband, Tom and our dog Happy Gilmore. I created this space as a place to share the things I learn along this journey I call life. I work in marketing and I'm a sort of Jane of All Trades, interested in all things nature, gardening, cooking, exploring and learning new things. This blog is a conglomeration of my interests, hobbies, life and life lessons. Thanks for stopping by!