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Monday, August 9, 2010
Dancing In The Garden
Women are prone to fear and we do well if we don't give way to fear. A few weeks ago I was struggling with fear. Fear of having little left to sell at the Farmers' Market while we are in between seasons.
I looked at the diminishing tomato garden here at the farm and felt afraid.
When I feel afraid I find that if I have this little chat with God it helps. Well, on this particular morning He was having a little chat with me.
As clear as I possible - I heard Creator's voice. No, not audible. But definitely clear and specific to my heart.
He said, "Don't worry. I'll take care of the tomatoes." I chuckled, sincerely took to heart what I heard and went on with the days chores.
That voice has come back to me often and I remember it as each week I'm scrounging around looking for tomatoes to take to the market. Each week, whatever we offer is sold.
This past Saturday evening I felt led to spend some therapy time pruning the rest of the straggling plants in the tomato garden. I clipped and snipped everywhere to reduce the past beauty to little snubs of a vine. My pile of tomato clippings for the compost became huge.
Mind you, I walked this pathway of tomatoes - back an forth and back and forth - stepping everywhere. At the far end of the garden - I noticed the very sad shape of our Black Krims (my total favorite) and as I snipped and clipped - something caught my eyes.
Then, some more caught my eye and then I stood up and starting looking further and like He said, "I'll take care of the tomatoes." I counted no less than 47 new heirloom tomato starts in the tomato garden. Not only was this amazing - but I'd trampled to pieces the ground - all around many of these new starts that happened to be right in the walkways of the garden.
Again, I have found Creator faithful. Amazing. Wonder. Majesty. In awe of . . .
I have become a suburban farmer and a dairy goat herds woman who loves everything French. I am make jams and tons of goat milk caramels which we sell at our suburban farms market. I love life, my husband, my children, the littles that surround my heart and because of all this and much more - I can't help but worship my Creator.
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