Thursday, April 23, 2009
I found these before the birds did. I used to eat only the perfect ones, but not any more. If something has taken a little bite, I just trim it off and enjoy the rest. Maybe next year there will be enough to make a pie. I have ordered rhubarb plants and 25 more strawberry plants. Burgess sells things pretty cheap, unless someone knows of an even better supplier for less?
I find the sight of my man working so attractive. There is something about the image of a man and his hands, forearms, and the way he moves them that stirs my heart. As I watch, and admire, respect grows for the skills, and dedication this man has to do good things for his family.
This old tiller belonged to Jimmy's uncle. It has plowed a lot of fields. Our little field is ready to plant. I wish you could see the fertilizer fly from his hands, it's like a dance. My heart is singing with the promise of the garden. I am praying for a good crop, and protection from ravenous big bugs! It will be war out there.
Tomorrow I am going to plant the seed for the herbs. We have to think and plan where everything is going to go. Lots of decisions to make.
Speaking of decisions. This man that I love turned down a very hefty differential in my pay to work night shift. I had to give an answer today about which I would chose. When I asked him he said, "we miss you, forget the money". Let me assure you this was no small sum, it is 15% of my total pay and with 16 years of experience that is no small sum either. It was good to discover that I can do nights if I have to. Even sweeter to discover that my family misses me when I'm not here. I felt liberated to chose the daylight. I am looking forward to summer evenings in the garden together and all that daylight holds. We were not made to exist in the dark.
Just when you think you already love, your heart can swell with more.