Thursday, October 1, 2009

A Bountiful Harvest

Even though this past summer was not a super-ideal growing season, what with the cool temperatures and many days of rain; yet God provided us with so much food out of our little back yard garden. Here we are harvesting and dealing with the basil plants, which we turned into about 5 litres of pesto (mmmm, delicious fresh pesto will be so tasty in February!).

We were also blessed with MANY pounds of green and purple beans, tomatoes, peppers, carrots, kohlrabi, onions, snowpeas, zuchinni, lettuce, spinach and more cucumbers than you could shake a stick at.

As most of the plants are dying off now, we will spend part of this weekend putting the garden to bed for the winter. Although growing vegetables and herbs is a very normal and simple thing to do, it never ceases to amaze us how God takes the lifeless, seemlingly inactive little seeds and turns them into such a beautiful abundance. It's just one more illustration of what he's doing in the world: "The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all your seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and perch in its branches."

We hope to be people involved in this mysterious growing of God's kingdom... In the meantime, we will dig in the dirt and plant the seeds we're given, waiting for further instructions.


Rachel said...

Wow! That's awesome, guys!

Anonymous said...

I sure hope that's basil!

Lindsay Walton said...

Hey, the House Famous grow-op. Don't worry, I'll keep it on the downlow.

Philip said...

Yea I was wondering too about that herb. Its all good !Grow your own "Fresh basil is the sweetest stuff. In middle ages they said it was used by witches and considered evil!!