Gardeners Touch

Getting to the ROOT of Change

Month: January 2013

The Organized Gardener

Well, I’m not sure  that the title of this post is an accurate one when it comes to gardening.  My belief about gardening is that it is a more free spirited act, well at least when it comes to being immersed in digging in the dirt and inhaling the fresh, clean air.  BUT, there are …

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Art Inspires Agriculture

I love how the Hudson Valley Seed Library incorporates art into their heirloom seed packets.  They describe the connection beautifully in their recent article about the upcoming Art of the Heirloom exhibit – “Artists tell compelling stories by creatively envisioning the lives of flowers and vegetables, farms and gardens. Art inspires agriculture.” One of my …

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Think Spring

This spring I can’t wait to begin making changes to our family garden. We now work a 20 x 20 sq. ft. Space that provides some basic vegetables to last throughout the summer, with some leftovers to preserve throughout the fall. This year I’m planning to double the size of the garden incorporating some space …

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Create Something That Will Make The World Awesome!

You want to watch something that will just put a smile on your face?  Having a rough day?  Need some encouragement?  Here’s your daily dose of sunshine.  Love this kid and had to share the joy.    

Daydreams and Life

How do you see yourself? I mean really see yourself, when there’s no one expecting results from you.  Do you ever find yourself daydreaming, getting lost in a thought; seeing yourself, for a brief moment in a completely different light?  Every now and then, this happens to me.  My kids will laugh as I stare …

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Homemade Laundry Detergent

I make my own laundry detergent – yes, I admit it, and no, I don’t have a lot of extra time on my hands either.  I simply got sick and tired of watching my hard earned money go into the pockets of big corporations and really prefer more natural cleaning products around me and my …

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More Than Playing In The Dirt

One of my fondest memories of childhood was cooking with the old metal kitchen set that was nestled under the trees in my family’s backyard.  It was the center of hours of outdoor fun for me and my neighborhood friends.  Collecting rich dirt from my mother’s garden, mixed together with clippings of onion grass, a …

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Listening skills

As I stepped out on to my deck this morning, I was greeted with the stillness of an overnight, northeast snowfall.  Everything around me was so still, yet it was difficult for me to enjoy.   There was a restlessness within me that made me feel as though there should be movement.  Not necessarily movement outside, …

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Rewards of the Harvest

My garden has taken on many looks over the years.  It’s gone from a large garden with a great variety of vegetables, to a pile of weeds (they were the years of too much multi-tasking and not enough tending) to its present state of small and manageable for my current lifestyle.  Although I don’t have …

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ROOTED IN PRAYER |A Gardener’s Prayer

God, give us eyes to see In every budding flower The hand that rules the universe With gentleness and power. Awaken faded flowers of faith Lying dormant in our hearts, To behold the living beauty A garden lavishly imparts. And give us ears to hear, O God The springtime of Your Word With messages more …

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