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Spring Has Sprung

 I am going to whisper softly “Spring has sprung.” I really don't want to make an official declaration because in Montana you just never know. It seems this year it has taken Spring awhile to finally arrive or am I growing impatient to begin the preparation of my garden this year? It is like each Spring brings new beginnings but not at exactly the same time. It is in God's perfect timing not mine. Our two apple trees have the beginning of green leaves but no apple blossoms yet.

My husband has rototilled the three garden spots and the fertilizer has been spread. Now I have to wait for warmer weather to plant the veggies because I know from past experience not to plant until the first week in June. May is usually the month that we get tons of rain.


We do not have a large garden but it is quite sufficient for us. This year I plan on planting tomatoes, cabbage, acorn squash, cucumbers, zucchini, peas, beans, green peppers and maybe some hot peppers. My friend Jani shares the produce from the garden with us so she would like to grow pumpkins. I am not quite sure if they will grow but we will plant and then “let go of the results.”


The best part of growing a garden is when it begins to produce fruit. It is so awesome to have tomatoes, cucumbers, squash and other veggies fresh from the garden to our table. How cool is that! All the veggies from the garden taste so much better than store bought veggies. There just isn't any comparison.


Jani and I will can most of the tomatoes into stewed tomatoes. It is quite delightful to have canned stewed tomatoes during the fall and winter months. I use no pesticides on our garden or our apple trees just sunshine, water and the warmth of God's love. Now I am patiently waiting for warmer weather and I can almost taste those yummy veggies!

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16.07 | 21:45

Reading this brought years to my eyes. What a beautiful example of healing and forgiveness. Thank you for sharing this. It brings me hope in a similar trial.

14.07 | 11:36

Connie, that was beautiful. Especially the reflection!

30.06 | 15:56

Nicknames from our loved ones are the best! Thanks, Connie.

19.06 | 07:05

So glad the this family tradition lives on. Families are amazing

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