Lemon Time Again

Well today was the first day of lemon picking. I hear they say that if life gives you lemons -make lemonade. Check…done that and nothing is sweeter. So maybe the next step as the harvest comes in is to share some with the neighbors. In everything give thanks for this is the will of God…

Pulling out Those Pesky Thorns!

Other seeds fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them.             Matthew 13:7 ESV Thorns come with a wide variety of nasty consequences to their recipients. From the big ones that roses hide beneath their blossoms to the tiniest that coat the stems of stinging nettles, they are designed…

A 2 Way Street

In our backyard is a lemon tree that loves to give fruit. Every year right after Christmas you will find it loaded with hundreds of lemons. No one has ever done any pruning spraying or fertilizing. It loves where it lives. I have discovered that its secret is in its flowers. Each year in early…

It’s Almost Time!

 Moving into the home that once my Dad’s in Florida has meant some major changes in our lifestyle including a good deal of downsizing. There was not much room for a garden here though we were able to preserve a few Irises in pots along the walk.  But tucked away in the back yard between…

Sleeping in Harvest?

More years ago than I care to share I remember helping friends with putting up hay. Though they had begun early in the morning the 1700 bale count was just too many for them to finish alone. The hay was perfect and lay in endless numbers on the field but on the horizon loomed dark…