Sunday, June 7, 2009

Updated Update :)

Gardeners who like to garden like to talk gardening and like to take pictures of their garden and can't seem to get their minds off gardening and even garden on Sundays because to them it ain't work it's fun. Gardening, yeah. at least that's how it is for me. And I had to write that without commas because that's how young girls who like to garden seem to talk about gardening. :) Fast. At least that's what Josh has told me. That is true ya know. But I've had long conversations spoken almost as quickly with older men at the nursery. It all starts with. "Hey, have ya tried this tomata?" "No sir, but have ya ever tried this heirloom tomata?" From there it goes on for another half hour until you reach the other section. :) To me it's amazing the common love for gardening that gardeners all share. No matter the age. I reckon that's why we garden. I was talking to a man the other day, (in the garden section at Wal-Mart) and he was telling me he just loved to watch 'em grow. I guess that is part of it. To me it just demonstrates how much our culture desires this. Even the ones who don't realize it, I think we all desire a simpler way of life. Why is it that tomato leaves smell so doggone good? Why does it thrill us when we see a squash blossom? Why do we get steamin' mad at the aphids? Why do we stand still after hoeing a row of beans and reach down to touch the little bitty pods that are forming? Why is it that we pick a peppermint leaf, crush it in our hands and savor its strong aroma? Why do we stand there for an hour, hose in hand, making sure there's enough water? Why do we go out of our way to find old hay so our plants can have a nice mulch? Why do we rejoice when there's more than ten worms in the dirt we just moved? Why do we do this? Because we love it. It's a joy. And to me, it's an honor to be working in God's dirt, marveling at his Creation, seeing so much intricate detail, and thanking Him for His blessings.

So, anyway, here are some more photos. Oh---go get some dirt on your hands! You won't regret it.


Jenna said...

Great post Jess! I like gardening too:) Your plants are growing fast and are beautiful!!!

Our peas and beans didn't come up:( I think it's to late for another pea planting, but the beans we're totally going to replant.

Sola fide,

Jess said...


That's so sad 'bout yall's beans and peas. Certainly replant the beans, they'll come up eventually. The first year I had a garden it took me THREE tries before I finally got my squash goin'.

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Abigail said...

Hey Jess! I applaud your pride in our wonderful Southern heritage!!! And share your love of all God's critters. (Except the creepy crawly and/or slithering ones ;)
Your garden looks beautiful, ours is just beginning to produce a few things and I'm so looking forward to all the good country meals we can prepare from this year's harvest! :)

What a cute goat you are holding in your profile picture! One of my goats just had a kid that looks very similar.