Friday, July 17, 2015

Proverbs from the Garden

Resolving to end bad habits but refusing to recognize their cause,
is like removing weed tops without their roots.
You will see the sprouts again another day.

The first pie-cherry is sour, the second tart, the third tangy, and the forth sweet.
(The thought in this observation came from my Cassie Jo, age 6.)

 Be happy when you find a worm in your salad.
You could have found half a worm.

 Provide support for tomatoes and children when they are extremely small.
Cages supply the structure and support needed for strong growth.
Forcing more developed growers into cages causes damage and breaking.

It is unwise to pick one’s nose after handling hot chilies.

It would seem that some people, like some bees, come with stingers.
Be wary, but do not let the potential for pain cause hatred.
Both are created for a purpose.

Planting a seed for the singular purpose of beauty is a worthy deed.
Vegetables are food for the body, but beauty is food for the soul.

"But the wisdom from above is first pure,
then peaceable, gentle, open to reason,
 full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere."
James 3:17


  1. Great stuff here! I definitely agree on the subject of tomato cages, and the hot chili observation made me giggle.
    And what are pie cherries? Laura Ingalls wrote of pie plant, but I'm thinking that was rhubarb.

    1. I guess we always called the little sour cherries "pie cherries". The main way I use them is in pie filling. :)


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