Sunday, July 6, 2008

The Blessings of Mama Earth...


Bitsy baby watermelon...I have about 3 now...

I think I mentioned a couple of months ago that my son and I started a garden. I just don't think it makes sense to not be able to feed yourself if things got hard - plus I LOVE gardening. I think I have a green thumb although I am not sure where I got it from - secretly - my mother has silk flowers everywhere in her house... Anyway, I asked her in May if my son and I could have a small plot in her backyard and to my surprise she said yes. So, my son and I went to work -turning over soil adding more soil- going to the horse farm for manure - taking out rocks. It took a little time to get it together- even my wise friend came over to help.


My son turning over soil in May...

We planted tomato seedlings and a bell pepper seedling and the rest we planted from seed. Wow, to see those seeds pop with sprouts and then to see those tiny sprouts just take off into a full grown plant! I am in awe of Mama Nature. She is sooo generous and so nurturing.


a tiny, itsy bitsy cucumber growing in my garden...

Today, I had my first salad from my garden! I harvested the leaves of the lettuce and they were so beautiful. I am just coming off of a 10day fast and I just loved the ability to go out back and pick my dinner. It was so liberating. I then went to the farmer's market and got some fixins to add because my garden is in a second cycle of production and I have some things and not others.


lettuce greens from my garden...


my first "garden" salad...


I know but I love this tahini dill dressing I made from scratch...yummy...

I took pictures...I am so proud. When I get my own place I plan to have a huge garden -if not a mini farm. I am a green hippie SistahGoddess!!! For the next few weeks I will be eating raw. Today I made some spicy flax seed crackers that I have in the dehydrator right now. I will use those to eat with my guac or nut pate'. Anyway, food, food, food...it is amazing how much I love natural food after a fast...it just feels right.

Peace,
Sistah C

5 comments:

Aisha said...

That salad looks so good! I have a garden in the works (enchanting the things I want into existence) I see lettuce, tomato, bell peppers, squash, so on & so forth. Happy planting

Sistah C said...

Yesssss, it was soooo good...Nothing is better than eating directly from the earth. Happy planting to you, too!

JJ said...

That's Great! Now that I have a house me and my little one will be starting a garden as well. I'm all about being able to feed yourself.

Ensayn1 said...

Sistah C, that salad is killing me, it looks so good. I just began my 10 day fast today and to pull this up has me salivating...LOL I think I started my garden around the same time you did and I am getting my tomatos and peppers not...Happy eating!!

Peace

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yum

yum

yum

*smiles*