The Weekly Digs #33

The Weekly Digs #33

At lunch today when I opened the refrigerator at our house, there wasn’t much food. I didn’t have much time because I was about to run out the door to go get kids. I grabbed some REAL fast food, two fresh red bell peppers, and headed out the door.

As I bit into it like an apple, I had this thought and realization that this is what my body needs. It was so sweet, crispy, and full of flavor, even just plain. I felt an overwhelming feeling of gratitude that God created such delicious things for us to enjoy. I also felt gratitude that I get be a part of the process of creating. And gratitude for being able to grow it in the most natural way, how it should be done.

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The Weekly Digs #29

The Weekly Digs #29

This week was a scorcher here in Arkansas. We had multiple days of 95ºF with a heat index of 105ºF. It’s really tough trying to get little seeds to germinate in that kind of weather. I was watering the seedlings twice a day and the surface of the soil was still drying out. Luckily, everything seems to be popping up ok. Even my carrots actually germinated! Yay! I sowed them a little more heavily this time just to be sure.

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The Weekly Digs #27

The Weekly Digs #27

Christmas came twice this week. Once was the first watermelon of the season! The kids ran after me when they saw the watermelon in my hands and the excitement in the air was palpable. I was surrounded until I made the first cut into the melon and man was it a beauty. I’ve never picked one so perfectly ripe. The kids patiently waited as I photographed the watermelon and it was gone in a flash when I gave them the green light. See below haha!

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The Weekly Digs #23

The Weekly Digs #23

I feel like I blinked and summer is half over! How does it even happen so fast?! Perhaps with how busy I am picking, preserving, and gardening it makes it seem like time is going faster.

Seriously, with so much to do in so little time, it can get overwhelming. I know some of you can relate to the lack of sleep from late nights canning and preserving. It is worth it in the end and it’s such a good feeling to be able to open a jar full of summer bounty in the middle of winter.

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