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Photo Credit: Rachel Dewhurst

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

A Time to Plant

A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and 
a time to pluck up that which is planted; ~ Ecc. 3:2

Before Planting

Broadcasting fertilizer
We finally have a garden! I have been wanting one ever since we moved into our house, tried the first year but the animals got everything and then had to convince my husband this was a good idea! Imagine me, not a farm girl, having to talk a former farm boy into planting a garden. An older gentlemen in our church has planted a garden behind the parsonage for several years now. After two knee replacements he decided last fall that he was done and asked us if we would like to "inherit" it. I was really surprised when Ben said yes and also so excited. Another man in our church came a few weeks ago and tilled it with his tractor and got it ready for us to begin planting.  The first day we planted it was just Ben and I. A friend watched the 3 younger ones for us so we could do it quicker while the older boys were in school. It took us about 5 hours to get 11 rows planted. We wanted to save a couple rows for when we could come back with all the kids and have them help. They all were really eager to help and it was really fun watching how each of them have such different personalities when it comes to work! We are all waiting in anticipation to see if anything will actually come up. We'll keep you posted!
Jena sat and watched so
patiently the whole time!

Owen planting pumpkins

Our garden fully planted
 Our garden contains the following:
1 full row of green beans; 2 full rows of peas; 4 full rows of corn; carrots; beets; black & red radishes; spinach; turnips; lettuce; 3 varieties of onions; cabbage; cauliflower; broccoli; potatoes, swiss chard; watermelon; pumpkin; 2 varieties of cucumber; acorn squash; butternut squash, and zucchini. I still need to go get some tomato plants to put in.


  1. AMAZING!!! God is so good to give you the desire of your heart!!! Now we pray no birdies go and munch! Birds were in our peas the other day!! I'm so happy that you had fun planting it and its so much fun to teach the kids how a garden grows!

  2. That's a huge garden! What a lot of work but so fun to do with the kids. Kate's obsessed with planting things.