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Why planting a garden is like painting your bedroom

When I was ten we moved to a new house in Rexdale. It was a four bedroom back-split with a two car garage and a pool in the backyard–much bigger and fancier that our first little house in Weston. The previous owners … Continue reading

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Johnny Appleseed

This week, my congregation is hosting “Taste and See that God is Good”, a Vacation Bible School for kids. They are spending five mornings this week exploring food–how it grows, why we need it, and how Jesus used it to teach people … Continue reading

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Breaking new ground

We started planting today! Emily and I got into the fresh, new beds and planted spinach, golden beets, peas, alyssum, marigolds and garlic (I know, it should have been planted in the fall or early spring but…) Met a few … Continue reading

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Our first house was brown.

The first house we ever bought was in Strathroy, Ontario. I had been serving St. Andrew’s for a few years, and we planned to stay for a few more. Buying a house sounded like a great idea, except for the student … Continue reading

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I sprouted a leek!

Actually, I sprouted a whole bunch of leeks. They have finally begun to emerge, tiny green shoots poking their way up into the light. The lupins have surprised me by coming up, too. Hurray and hallelujah! Now that the seeds have germinated, … Continue reading

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Wait and pray

So far, nothing. After planting my first batch of seeds, I placed them on an old tray–one Pat brought home from work with leftover sandwiches, I think–and made sure they were kept moist. I placed the whole tray on top of the stove … Continue reading

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Sowing the first seeds

It may be snowy outside, but in my kitchen it smells like spring. The seed starting mix has a wonderful aroma–rain, robins and earth all rolled into one! I could not have been happier than to open that bag and … Continue reading

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The first seeds of winter

My seeds have arrived! I ordered seeds from a catalogue for the first time, from Dominion Seed House in Georgetown, Ontario since it is so close to home. The brown packet appeared in the mailbox today. Hurray! Almost my entire … Continue reading

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