Full Hearts :: Garden Abundance

in gardening •  5 months ago 

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There are times in life when all your hard work is met with abundance! It makes the hard work all seem worth while!

Here I am standing in front of a towering Burdock plant (Gobo) which we’re growing out in its second year for seed. I am surrounded by Kentucky wonder beans and trailing squash.

The Garden is abundant this time of year!

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As we walk through the gardens, often Naked, we remember that the early word Paradise literally means (etymologically) Walled Garden and how close that is to the truth of our own heartbeat. The garden fills us up not only physically, but on so many other levels.

It’s a rest after a busy day and soothes the soul.

As Ini wrote the other day,

When the weight of a major building project feels like too much to bear, a stroll through lush gardens in search of lunch is a salve for the soul. 💚Gardening has become an extension of myself, a literal bridge between my body and the soil. Eating what we grow and the ever shifting menu of seasonal offerings is rewarding beyond measure. .

One cannot buy the feeling of intimate relationships with individual plants that began as seeds and become meals to build our bodies. . 🌟🌿Creating humus, building microbiology and remineralizing in the ever changing biological miracle that is soil. Reaping what we sow is what it’s all about.


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Delecata squash

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salad of purslane, basils, cucumbers, parsley, and braised green beans

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Cucumber harvest!

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and more!!


We’ve been sharing for over a year and a half now and if you’ve followed us for any length of time, you’ve seen our homestead throughout the seasons... through the cold die back of winter to now, the Season of Absolute Fruition!

We’re coming upon the height of summer, this Friday the Solstice! And everything is at its peak growth!

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Wow! You're garden has really come along and it's wonderful to see the abundance it provides you! I agree that there is so much more satisfaction in growing your own food than buying it - to reap the fruits of your labor!
It looks, by the growth of your plants, that you've been getting more rain this year or have you just been watering more?

Very perceptive of you :) yes it’s been one of the rainiest seasons in the last 25 yrs. I’d say our gardens are def loving it! Hope your gardens/homestead are well also 💚🌿

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Just plain wonderful! So much lush, green, and healthy. :))

:) thanks, dear! lovely times <3

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I Was so glad to read this post from you, I've not be online much and missed it! Happy (belated) solstice, I am in awe of your gardens, everyone and everything is so vibrant and healthy! Miss you both, hope you are taking good care of yourself though this build project.

<3 great to hear from you!! we've been offline mostly too -busssy busssy beeeez ;) i just read about your shadowban and saw the lovely shots of your garden. miss you as well! we took the weekend "off" for the solstice and enjoyed a big party weekend. pouring concrete this friday for the house and happy things are moving along. taking time for self care along the way too XOXO

Wow, didn't know that paradise originally meant walled garden. We've got a great vine-covered fence (and a grape vine not pictured) and they certainly do give our little piece of earth a paradise feel!

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great looking garden niche. love the 3-d design and all the diversity & colors! :)