The garden is our teacher

The garden teaches us patience, endurance, trust, and that we are rarely in control. We started 2017 with a hard freeze here in New Orleans. Many of our plants were damaged, some were sent to the compost bin (which the chickens quite enjoyed) , others were just pruned of their frost bitten leaves. The art of growing your own food is full of grace. We have learned that there's always another chance to plant something new or to simply start over.

It is Your hand to make great and give strength to all.

A story:

A crow, half-dead with thirst, came upon a Pitcher which had once been full of water; but when the crow put its beak into the mouth of the Pitcher he found that only very little was left in it, and that he could not reach far enough down to get at it. He tried, and he tried, but at last had to give up in despair. Then a thought came to him, and he took a pebble and dropped it into the Pitcher. Then he took another pebble and dropped it in the Pitcher. Then he took another pebble and dropped it into the Pitcher. At last, at last, he saw the water mount up near him, and after casting in a few more pebbles he was able to quench his thirst and save his life.

Little by little does the trick.

Aesop's Fable - The Crow and the Pitcher

Little by little certainly does do the trick and we are looking forward to what 2017 holds!
Thanks for reading, we'll be seeing you on Marais!