In the Garden

The Garden: “a covered or hidden place.”

This morning, during my quiet time, I was reminded of my grandmothers’ favorite song – ‘In the Garden.’

As I sang the song quietly to myself, my eyes filled with tears, as sweet memories came flooding back… memories of spending time with my grandmother, in her rose garden…

In the Garden

Since the beginning of time, the garden has been an important part of our culture, and is viewed in many different ways…

For instance, one might view the garden as a place of beauty that is filled with the fragrance of flowers and fruit — just like grandmas…

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Another might view the garden as a place of shelter and shade from the heat of the day.

Yet, there are other ways in which we can view the garden…

It can be a pleasurable place to meet friends… for picnics and other social gatherings…

The garden is also a place in which food is provided…

But, the garden is also a place of quiet retreat.

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Tending my own garden is enjoyable in a number of ways… although it is beginning to fill with oodles of veggies, which will provide sustenance, it is also a pleasurable place for social gatherings. I have enjoyed many a conversation over the fence with my neighbors and with those traveling on the trail near our home…

Yet, amid all the people, I also find my garden to be a place where I can retreat from the crowds…  a place of solitude, where I can be refreshed, simply by sitting and enjoying the sounds of country life on my little homestead… and yes, that includes the sounds of my chickens!

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I don’t know if grandma has passed down to me her ability to grow a rose garden, but I do believe that I have inherited her passion for gardening…

It’s true what they say… a garden can take a lot of time and effort… but, oh, how sweet are the rewards it yields in return!

Till next time,

~ Sheri

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Desperate for change, I left the city behind and moved to the country... I am obsessed with raising chickens, old barns and cooking from scratch. Welcome to my homestead!

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