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Garden Attempts by Novices - Take 11

May 18, 2007 - 3:59 PM

So... when you are sick for a week, your garden is far from your home, and you are unable to check on it for 7 days what do you think your garden will look like? Knowing the grass weed situation? Knowing the bug situation? Knowing the need for water?

I don't know what a NORMAL person's would look like, but mine looked like a million bucks! All thanks to my garden neighbors / awesome friends Leslie and Amber!! With additional muscle power from amazing servant Jeremy Box!

FIRST OFF! Last Friday night I get a text from Leslie saying that she and Box were tilling up her summer crop beds and wanted to know if she could do mine too?! Wow! Could she ever! THEN! She actually worked the beds back into beds!! THEN!! She and Amber watered our plants while I was sick all week!! THEN!! She helped Ezekiel carry the peat moss all the way out to our garden today! THEN!! She offered up tons of garden advice that I don't know where our plants would be without her!!

I was honestly expecting today to come back to our garden and see this...

Full Grassy Beds

But instead I saw this...

Hard Work by Leslie and Jeremy

Isn't it beautiful!

How pretty is that?

Wow! It looks like a normal garden now! I am so pumped! Our garden is coming along quite nicely. A few bugs munching our cabbage leaves, but nothing else exciting to report except that... YES OUR CROP WILL GET STOLEN.

Yep. Confirmed to me by one of the stealers themselves. A woman came up to us and said hello. We chatted and she said how nice our garden looked. I told her how it has been a lot more work than I expected and that it was more expensive than I expected but that all our hard work will pay off when harvest time comes and I told her she should get one. She said no because when harvest times comes people steal the vegetables and that she just steals the vegetables as well.

So what are we going to do? Well, first, pray. Second, we are going to plant extra of the most popular to steal crops (as the woman told me she says most people just steal tomatoes, peppers and zucchini) at the front of our garden and back in hopes that the stealers will take from just there and not actually come into our garden (insert more prayer here). Third, we are going to raise our fencing along one side that nobody is using so as to keep more hands out. Fourth, pray some more.

I honestly have no problem with people stealing if they actually need the food. I would encourage that whole heartedly. But if they have the money and are stealing for the sake of stealing, like from a store, I do not encourage that. However, I believe that this garden is God's and if it is all going to get stolen then so be it, we had a good run of it! :)!

Speaking of good run, here are some pictures taken by Mr. Jeremiah...

Mom and Miriam

Since I am still weak from being sick, I was sitting most of the time which means that Miriam was either sitting on me or hanging on my back. I am pretty stubborn and I have to be in serious pain to be out of commission and thankfully today the pain is bearable and we could get out and do some work ourselves. With all of Leslie, Jeremy, and Amber's help we really didn&#

Response to Garden Attempts by Novices - Take 11

  • Rob said on May 19, 2007 - 12:58 AM

    Two words on how to protect the veggies in your garden from thieves: electric fence. Highly effective on keeping out the thieves and makes for fun entertainment on a boring night...:)

  • Dana said on May 19, 2007 - 10:46 AM

    Josh's first thought was video surveillance... maybe you two could start a new business together, The Garden Patrol? You protect our veggies till their in our bellies! That would be great! :)!

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