A couple calendula blossoms and some foraged plantain.
My garden is producing almost nothing this year. I expected this, but it's a bit more more extreme than I anticipated. I'm learning a lot nonetheless and know that what I'm doing is right and will produce better next year - and get progressively better each year of building up my soil. Someday I'll have the garden of my dreams. I could have done beds with a planting mix, but that's not sustainable. What I'm doing is long term. It's security and assurance of our ability to thrive apart from our national instability. It's a slow and steady process. I add everything I can back to my garden to feed my soil. My chickens and geese are also hard at work every day.
I asked God a few months back to speak to me through my garden. He's shown me that anything good takes time, and anything really, really good takes a lot of patience and perseverance. One step in front of the other for my garden. One step in front of the other for my marriage. What a beautiful correlation. I get to watch my garden grow and eventually flourish right alongside my marriage. Both will someday be magnificent, rich and wildly fruitful. #familieswhocookmarriage #familieswhocookhomestead #backtoedengarden #notillgardening #permaculture