Rebooting Joy

IMG_1822Well, sometimes you must reboot life. Start over. Get back up. Jump right back in. Last year was yet another difficult year in our lives with taking care of a parent with mental illness. On top of the issues that came with such a responsibility, my garden was damaged heavily by bugs and the hottest summer on record in Georgia. I completely gave up on gardening…and on a lot of things.

This past January I started over in the garden. With a renewed sense of hope, I planted spinach, broccoli, collards, spring onions, rutabagas, and turnips. I’ve had the most successful winter garden ever and it has gone a long way to help me have a better outlook on not only gardening but life in general.

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Homegrown Greens

Homegrown Greens

The flowers are currently in full-bloom even though it’s because they did not die completely back due to the very warm winter.

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The total poundage so far this year is 40 lbs-already twice the amount I grew in 2016. I have planted my summer garden containing many varieties of tomatoes, zucchini, yellow squash, sweet onions, garlic, beans, peas, and cucumbers. I do have big hopes for a summer of tending, picking, and preserving. I hope to be more regular with my posts, as I do enjoy making them. 

My theme for the year is finding joy in the chaos! Join me in the midst.

Catherine

 

 

 

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