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Good Saturday!

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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DOGLADY13 5/25/2013 7:09PM

    You amaze me with all you do in the garden, especially knowing how much pain your back gives you. You are amazing.

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ALIHIKES 5/18/2013 11:46PM

    What a beautiful and productive garden! I LOVE IT!
Alison

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ANHELIC 5/18/2013 11:34PM

    Wow, I have never seen straw bale gardens. You have a wonderful knowledge of gardening. emoticon

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WEGENERCS 5/18/2013 10:44PM

    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?

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