Friday, August 1, 2008

Garden blessings continue!

Bless us O Lord, and these Thy gifts, which we are about to receive, from Thy bounty, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

To date, we have donated 8 dozen cucumbers, 5 dozen zucchini, 25+ green peppers, 3 dozen green onions, 2 dozen radishes, 6 heads of cabbage, leaf lettuce, and broccoli. More peppers and cucumbers are getting ready to be picked, over 100 tomatoes are ripening, and spaghetti squash are multiplying on vines woven throughout the garden. We also have several cantaloupe and another type of melon ripening quickly! We actually have things growing that we don't remember planting! Some of the zucchini we pulled from the garden were bigger than my upper arm. We lovingly proclaim them Godzukes!

Our garden has truly been blessed by bounty. The place we donate the food to also receives vegetables from the local prison garden from their surplus. Our vegetables are first fruits and always the best quality or we don't take them. It's been wonderful to spend time doing something useful instead of being plopped in front of a television this summer. I ride my bike to the garden daily to check our progress and water when necessary. For certain it's helping me get back in shape as I've been woefully neglecting my health in the past few years.

We continue to pray for more bounty that we can give to our distributor. If you have a home garden and have more than you need, I'm sure there is an organization in your area that would be happy with your donation.

St. Fiacre, thank you for your prayers!