First blog post

Good morning

What a wonderful day the Lord has made. I have never blogged before but I feel the need to share–so here goes. Daniel and I have gotten older, we find ourselves wanting to get away from the world and all of its craziness. But that is not the path that God has chosen for us. So we have decided to grow where we are planted. We have named our plan “Elim” from Exodus 15:27, “Then they came to Elim, where there were twelve¬†springs and seventy palm trees, and they camped there near the water.”

We don’t plan to plant 70 palms but we do want to make it an oasis in the midst of the city, a garden of food and wonder and rest.

I hope you will enjoy sharing this adventure with me.

I have taken a traditional lawn with flower beds around the house and begun transforming it into a vegetable garden. There are blueberry bushes and strawberries in the front, corn on one side and, now, 3 raised beds in addition to small ground plots in former azalea beds. There are container tomatoes and a straw bale garden.

I started about 3 years ago. No one was able to grow tomatoes in our yard. Mom tried, Daniel tried. When I said I would like to try, Daniel said I wouldn’t be able to grow tomatoes (I have a history of killing house plants!). I tried and I succeeded. Every year since I have planted more.

I’m a convert to Grow Food Not Lawns.

 

 

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