Part 1 – 2022 Hydroponics: Do Setbacks Lead to Success?

I have been #thepatientgardener waiting for a progress report on our Hydroponics. Here is what is going on: The Setbacks: we have had a few green beans. We have a few tomato flowering buds that will look promising than dry up. We removed our lettuce it wilted. Hydroponic Tomato Bud Successes: My husband has been [...]

Part 11 – 2021 Garden: “That’s a Wrap!”

Today, five months after starting our garden it came down. Beautiful crisp autumn day for this activity. Season’s Over We were able to get some more tomatoes before disposing of everything. That’s always a plus! Tomato Harvest A bounty Always a little sad to take it down. Every year we learn something new…what worked, what [...]

Year End Garden & Hydroponics

It is warm & humid so our garden is continuing to grow. I remember several years ago pulling out the garden mid September. Vegetables are still producing. We are at the end of our growing season but will take all the extra vegetables we can! I dice the tomatoes & freeze them for soups or [...]

Praying the Rosary

I was raised Catholic, very active at church. I know I learned about the rosary, but I never prayed the rosary, so therefore I did not know how the rosary is prayed. I have heard the recommendation over the years, “Pray the Rosary!” I did not know how. I have not pursued this desire to [...]

Part 10 – 2021 Garden: “Harvest”

Every year we wait. Every summer our garden produces a bountiful of vegetables. Waiting is the absolute worst…yet it has its rewards Started from seeds Our garden tomatoes, we have been eating them, giving them away and next I may blanch them to make either a sauce or diced tomatoes. I’ll use them in stew [...]

What If We are the Only “Church” some People will Ever See…

The Bible I am a Catholic, I was raised in the Catholic faith. I do not agree with many of the manmade rules of the Catholic Church. When I was growing up our family was very involved in our church. When our daughters were growing up, we were Eucharist Ministers, our eldest daughter was a [...]

Part 7 – 2021 Garden: “A Gift from Nature”

This is part of gardening every year that teaches me patience. Every year, I cannot wait to see: First tomato bud Two more tomato buds Every day I look for progress. When the progress is not visible, I can get discouraged. I can think the garden is not going to work. That’s me needing to [...]

June 30th, 2021 Sunset

Sometimes all it takes is looking up…disconnecting from the technology to see the beauty of our Lord. God’s Glory Wow! Took my dog out, looked to the west and had to capture this amazing sunset! I ♥️ having time to “see the sunset.” Take time to pause, reflect and notice all the wonders of God…whether [...]

Part 3 – 2021 Garden: “It’s Almost Time”

We have been watering a tiny bit every day. We are so close to putting in our garden. Next weekend, is our target date. Our Experiment...the starts Garden just waiting to be filled Waiting does not come naturally for me. Gardening has taught me faith, hope & patience. #thepatientgardener