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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Garden Healing

I have been absent but what I have been doing is gardening. This year I am doing intensive gardening and I am working on a post about that right now but wanted to stop in and share why I have been absent. If you read my post on our dog, we had to put her to sleep two weeks ago and I have been recuperating from her illness, the stress and the sorrow through gardening.


Our main vegetable garden is in our front yard and I work in it everyday and harvest everyday. Some meals our entire veggie portions are from the garden and that gives me great satisfaction. I have needed a break from as many things that pull my attention to really get the yard in growing order and there is nothing I love more. It clears my head and is one of the great joys in my life. So check back as I will share soon the pics of my gorgeous productive intensive vegetable garden with you. Have a great day.
Consider growing your own garden. It feeds more than the body. It really heals the mind to work the soil and grown some fresh food for your family.
My absolute favorite gardening book is by Ruth Stout. Her no work system has made my soil so rich and full of earth worms.


13 comments:

Art and Sand said...

I am so sorry to hear about your dog. We lost our 14 year old last summer and it was a difficult time for all of us.

Enjoy the therapy of gardening.

Happy@Home said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your dog.
I look forward to your gardening post. As someone who also uses gardening time for therapy, I understand.

C. M. Designs said...

I totally understand how it is to lose a pet.. My heart goes out to you.
Gardening is such good therapy no matter what the reason.. I wish I had the space and good soil to plant some vegetables.. I do plant flowers but the soil sure does leave something to be desired..
Charlotte in Virginia

Kathleen Grace said...

I am so sorry about your dog Elaine. I think having to make the decision makes it so much harder. Sending hugs....

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

Gardening is good for the soul - just what you need right now :-)

corners of my life said...

So sorry to hear about the loss of your dog. One day at a time . . .

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Losing a loved pet makes such an impact on the entire family. I totally understand. Working outside in the garden must be very therapeutic.

Acorn to Oak said...

Sorry to hear about your dog. That's wonderful that you have something that is so healing for you and gives you healthy and delicious food too. Your garden sounds wonderful! I look forward to seeing the post about it. Take care! Hugs!

Cranberry Morning said...

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dog. We had to put our 12 1/2 year old German Shepherd down last May. It still hurts. We miss him so much. They are such wonderful companions. Gardening is good therapy. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

daisy g said...

So sorry for your heavy heart. Gardening is indeed therapeutic. Let the healing begin.

Turning Our Hearts Toward Home said...

Very sorry about the loss of your pet!! They say gardening is cheap therapy and I believe it.
It is too early to plant here in Ohio and I am itching to get at it. Looking forward to seeing more of your pictures.

Sandy M. said...

I know how hard it is. Happy gardening and I look forward to your post.

Betty said...

I know how hard it is to lose a special member of the family. I lost my almost 21 year old cat two weeks ago, so I can certainly relate. We set ourselves up for heartache whenever we take in another animal because their lives are so much shorter than ours. However, I can't think of anything more rewarding than giving a special animal a home.

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