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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Psalm 34:1 I will bless the LORD at all times: HIS praise shall continually be in my mouth.

I got up early this morning to water the garden and work in it. I was so sleepy I almost decided to delay it for a few hours. I got up early anyway. I am so glad I did. The air was so fresh and crisp. I worked in great satisfaction. I had some quite time with the LORD. Talking with my LORD gives me strength. I feel HIS love.

I took pictures yesterday, but couldn't get into so many pages, that I decided not to send them. Today, I can share some of what I have been working on in the garden. Most of my roses started blooming a month ago. They are so pretty now. The Fairy Rose just started blooming good. Bill's Grandmother's Heirloom Rosebush is blooming early. It usually bloom late June and just for a few weeks. I had been using a rose formula I made from Jerry Baker book. It works!

My husband and I had a good breakfast after I worked outside. We took our fur baby Chaos to our favorite park for a good walk. I feel so good today. Everything has been a gift today. We stopped at the store and came home later for a really good healthy lunch. I have been working on my Sparks and my home emails. After I finish this blog, I fixing dinner and we are having coffee out on the patio to enjoy the garden, flower, and birds. What a good day. It has been a great week. I am looking forward to the scales this week. I stayed on track and I am hoping I have shed off some of those pounds I gained during the worst of my recovery. I gained 29 pounds back. So far I have lost 12 of it back off. I have 17 pounds more of the gain back weight to shed. I can't wait to get back to where I left off when I got sick. After that I will daily take the challenge to lose off the rest of the weight, which will be another 63 pounds. The LORD is with me and I have all of you to encourage and challenge me. I hope to be a help to you, too. I can do this!
Now I want to share my flowers and garden with you. I am trying different things. The soil here is terrible. Fireants are a pest, so we have to put down poison to keep them at bay. Plus because of my back I can't do a lot of leaning and stooping over so we have everything up on a level I can work and it isn't touching the ground where the ant poison is. I hope you enjoy my pictures!

Straw Bale Gardening

Collard Greens and Butter Crisp Lettuce in pots in the fence area.

In my straw bales I planted these yellow squash and zucchini plants

My pretty cabbage plants in a kiddie pool.

I am trying out raising this artichoke. Don't know a lot about raising them, but I do like them.

I planted Tomatoes in straw bales

Mexican Rosebush

Love my rose moss

I am experimenting with raising a little bit of corn in a large kiddie

Red Knockout Roses

Roma Tomato plants I grew from seed and transplant in a pot.

My Cactus just a few hours from getting its first spring blooms

Few hours later we found this.

I am raising Red Potatoes in Coffee Sacks. They shoot up every few days. I have to keep unrolling the sacks and adding dirt to them. I saw a few bloom on them this morning. Praise our CREATOR!

Yellow and Red Onions planted in a kiddie pool.

In another kiddie pool I planted in the center Turnips Greens. Around that I planted Spinach. Around that I planted Parsley. It is coming up quick. Yea!

My favorite the yellow roses.

My little Sugar Snap Peas I raised from seed and transplanted in the straw bales

Green Beans in a straw bales.

I have other things, just to much to post. I just wanted to share some out my daily fun and joy.
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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    You amaze me with all you do in the garden, especially knowing how much pain your back gives you. You are amazing.
    1551 days ago
    What a beautiful and productive garden! I LOVE IT!
    1558 days ago
    Wow, I have never seen straw bale gardens. You have a wonderful knowledge of gardening. emoticon
    1558 days ago
    I have never seen gardens using bales of straw. What a great idea! Does it work well? Do you scoop out a hole, put black dirt in and simply plant what you want? Does it work for anything?
    1558 days ago
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