How Does My Garden Grow Month After Hailstorm

I am relieved to show one month after the hailstorm that my garden grows. Always amazes me to witness life bursting from the earth!



Tomato Plants Recover from Hailstorm, Daylilies and Glads Bloom

Just a quick update on the garden after the hailstorm the tomato plants mostly survived and recovered, we’ve been busy as bees, so no time for more.

Daylilies, I Think These Qualify as ‘Eye Candy’, I’m Borrowing My Sister’s Canon Rebel to Photograph Today (a step above my usual)

Covering for No-till Box Tomatoes, Will Cover with Leaves Next

Tomato Replants Looking Good

Tomato Blooms on Pink Brandywine Plant that Had Been Hailed Upon

Gladiolus Returned and Multiplied into Two and a Half as Many as Last Year!

You can see I’ve got lots of weeding to do around the edges despite the no-till tomatoes in the boxes. My dear husband helps with his trusty old bulky tiller between the peas, corn, and bean rows (don’t know how he thinks that jarring machine is fun to run, LOL!) I leave you with the pretty glads and wish you happy gardening and garden dreaming too. 😀

P.S. One more update on the hail pelted cornrow.

Italian Flint Corn Earring After the Hailstorm, Amazingly the Stalks All Stood Up and Began Forming Them Immediately After the Storm



Healthy Things Good Things from Gardening

Good Thing, Painted Rusty Rooster, Now He’s a Happy Zinnia Basket with a Red Comb & Wattle with Green Tail Feathers,and I Could Not Resist Making His Feet Orange

Good things  from Gardening. Gardening this year has been such a good thing full of healthy things like garlic, onions, scallions, sugar snap peas, broccoli, collards, mustard greens, and many varieties of tomatoes. Fresh air, sunshine, and moving the body about in bending, pulling, tugging, pushing, and leveraging and digging with hand tools into the soil have been healthy things and surely the whole process of gardening has been a good thing. It has also been a good thing for my mind, heart, soul, and faith in God to see things spring from tiny seeds, bulbs, and to sprout from the dirt full of healthy things to nourish and strengthen in all ways. I highly recommend growing these good things for all their benefits of being grounded, pun intended, to the creation given to us by our benevolent Provider, not mother earth, but Father God, Jesus Christ who was there “In the beginning”, who spoke the world into being,  and who Is the Word.

It Is a Good Thing to Use These Helps for the Ole Body in Gardening

Big Red Tomato Plants and Their Box are Good Things, Rather!

Broccoli Leaves are Closely Related to Collards, Can Be Eaten the Same Way

Red French Scallions Added to Broccoli Leaves Turned Out to Be a Good Thing


No, you don’t have to be a Christian to be a gardener, but it surely illustrates to this Christian the wonder and hope of life and that is a good thing and a healthy thing.



Tomato Boxes from Raw Sawmilled Pine

Making enough tomato boxes for fourteen different varieties with at least half dozen of each means we need a lot of wood. We didn’t want treated lumber and the boards we could get from the major lumber suppliers was really too expensive.  What to do? Since we live in the country we asked around and found a sawmill a few miles from us.


The sawmill has been run by two brothers ages eighty-two and eighty-six for the last forty odd years. These brothers are a wonderful working pair who get a great deal of enjoyment from being an important job for the community. There is no one in their family who is interested in continuing the mill after them which I think is a dirty rotten shame. But these guys are fabulous and provide raw lumber for whomever comes to their little sawmill located behind their house. The lumber is raw and uncured and odd sized, but it is wonderful for farm and garden needs for rough structures and fencing and tables and such like. Plane some of the older aged ones and you could get some finer projects.