"Life" has been happening lately...
Like crazy, spinning, whirling, trying to keep my head above water LIFE.
But, at the same time ~
Growing, trusting, stretching, and life lessons learning LIFE, as well.
Growth is good. On so many levels.
I find that I don't often grow much unless I am stretched...and unless I am made to trust more deeply.
I grow the most when I completely let go of the reins, and when I hold things loosely...
Sometimes I'm not so good at that...
But speaking of growth:
And, behold, my redneck trellis of string...
I was actually tempted to just leave the rest of my garden alone for this season. I was going to stick with the peas and beets that were already planted, and just let the rest of it go.
But, I have this Lew in my life...
And he came over on Monday bound and determined to till my garden. I told him about all of our goings on, and he said: "Well....I'm still going to till your garden. It'll be good for the soil." And till it, he did...
Trying desperately to sneak into the garden.
Getting as filthy as they possibly can.
And so...well, one thing led to another...
Lew got the garden tilled, and then he promptly declared that it was time to plant the corn.
Soooo.... the corn got planted.
And when I came back, He and Jesse and Ransom had not only finished the four corn rows, but they had also planted an entire row of beans AND potatoes!
I love Lew.
He loves my boys.
And my boys love him.
Corn, beans, cucumbers, potatoes, two types of lettuce, leeks, basil, carrots, and kale got planted.
I'm not sure how it happened.
It just did.
I am one with the soil.
Not sure what life thinks about that...
But, I do know one thing.
Dirt is good for the soul...
And Lew is good for my heart.