Rectory garden delights day by day

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Besides the Squarrsh (two “Rs”) and Cucumbers and Asparagus, there are some 40 tomatoes at last count on the tomato plants, none of them anywhere near being ripe yet.

Watering and harvesting takes but a few minutes. And for me its a chance to unwind a bit, walking with the Lord in His garden, being thankful to Him. Is that a prayer as well? Yes, it is.

I recommend gardening, even inside if you have no outside space. It’s beneficial on so many levels. We were created to be co-workers with God in His creation. Adam is to “Till the ground”, as his name indicates, being the verbal form for the soil itself. It’s just right.

And if one thinks this to be superfluous in desperate times of Covid-19 insanity lockdowns, of Marxist rioting, of anti-Police defunding, on and on, such normalcy of gardening, if you will, is one of the most practical things one can do.

The most practical thing one can do is pray. Yes. Oh, Confession too.

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One response to “Rectory garden delights day by day

  1. Aussie Mum

    The produce from you garden looks delicious, Father, and mention of your yet to ripen tomatoes brings summer to mind (it’s winter here). Home-grown tomatoes taste so much better than the supermarket types. If I am ever able to garden again I intend planting a modern heirloom called “Tigerella”. Said to be a delicious salad tomato and “to yield for months, up to 20kg of fruit per plant”, they were developed by an American plant breeder and are sold here by the Diggers Club in Victoria.

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