“JUST A LITTLE RAIN”

On March 27 I posted a blog titled “ONIONS.”  The picture below shows how I planted the onion sets laying horizontally on the ground.

This morning I took a picture of the onions showing the results of “JUST A LITTLE RAIN.”  As you can see below, my onions are standing vertical and it’s almost time to beginning thinning them to eat fresh onions.  I always plant them close together and thin for use at our table along with other fresh vegetables.

I took this picture early this morning during “JUST A LITTLE RAIN.”  It’s not a real clear picture, but the onions are growing taller each day.  You can see where I have started to apply mulch from mowing the lawn.

After planting the onions, I also planted cucumbers, tomatoes, yellow squash, jalapeno peppers, and yellow bell peppers.  When I purchased the squash plants (8) I also selected what I thought was zucchini.  Someone had placed straight yellow squash in the wrong place and I ended up without any zucchini.  I now had 8 yellow and 4 straight yellow squash.  As fast as squash produce, I knew I would be covered up with squash.  That’s okay, they are easy to give to others.  I did get 4 zucchini plants, so I will have plenty of those…just a little later.

This is what the garden looked like after everything was planted.

Now, after “JUST A LITTLE RAIN,”  you can see the results (taken this morning).

We have been feasting on yellow squash for over a week now and have blessed others with the overflow of fresh produce.  I also picked my first cucumber a few days ago and will have more in a few days.  The tomatoes and peppers are coming along very well and after “JUST A LITTLE RAIN” they will be ready for harvest very soon.

Since I planted, I have been watering every few days.  During that time, we have had “JUST A LITTLE RAIN” and it is easy to see the effect of rain versus city water.  There is nothing like heavenly rain to make the garden grow.  We had a good rain early this morning and are expecting more tonight and tomorrow.  It’s good for the garden but bad for baseball.  Jasper High School’s baseball team is again in the playoffs and may have a little problem playing two, or three (if necessary), games tonight and tomorrow.

A few days ago, I grilled yellow squash on my gas grill.  If you like squash and have never tried them grilled, you are missing a treat.  It you don’t like squash and have never tried them grilled…you are still missing a treat.  If you are interested, I will be happy to share my recipe.  It’s very easy and painless.  They only pain I experienced was waiting for them to come off the grill.

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 Over the years I have found out that “JUST A LITTLE HEAVENLY BLESSINGS” from God is much like gardening.  You can use city water and get results, but when God blesses you with Heavenly rain, there is no comparison.  God created each of us for His pleasure and to be blessed with a relationship with Him.  In time of trouble we can do all that’s in our power to overcome and have some measure of success.  But when even “JUST A LITTLE RAIN” of Heavenly Blessings come from God, it is beyond measure.  It is amazing the difference between a little from God versus a lot from our own effort.  I hope you are blessed by reading this blog and receive “JUST A LITTLE RAIN” from our Heavenly Father.

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