But it's not the end of the garden...we harvested all the remaining green been vines (frost and maybe even snow flurries where we are) to hang them in the basement and allow the remaining beans to mature so we can use the seeds next year.
In fact, there are still a few blooms left on a few plants to enjoy...when I think about these little blooms turning into delicious beans I'm filled with awe at the wonders of nature...amazingly beautiful and perfect!
I have to admit, it was a hard walk back to the cabin from the garden today...Johny and I hugged as we congratulated ourselves on our awesome garden this year and all the great preserved produce we will continue to enjoy throughout the winter...the fun we will have planting next year's garden with the seeds we have and will be saving...the work still to be done in cleaning up the stubborn weeds and preparing the garden for winter's rest...and still I gulped as a few tears formed (it felt a little like saying goodbye to something I've given my heart and soul to for a while)...I can say woo hoo for no more weeding for a while (ha ha, maybe that's one of the reasons I enjoy winter so much!).
Thanks for reading my blog, you are the best f/f/r/s/f's, see you tomorrow,
A family that gardens together, stays together.
Your garden did well and made for some awesome blog pictures!
We too look forward to bigger better next year my friend!
The end of the 2013 vegetable garden and the beginning of the 2014 garden...Mother Nature is so good to us! Hugs!
Could not help sending one more comment on today's blog:
"You visit the earth and water it, you greatly enrich it; the river of God is full of water; you provide the people with grain, for so you have prepared it. You water its furrows abundantly, settling its ridges, softening it with showers, and blessing its growth".
- Psalm 65:9-10
I agree Patti, and we've learned so much, the next garden has to be great! Provided mother nature cooperates:)
What a lovey quote dad, thanks for sharing. Hugs back!
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