Tuesday, August 25, 2009

moment of mindfulness...abundance

A few weeks ago, we reached a tipping point. Our garden was almost able to feed us completely. We went from eating 4 or 5 beans a piece at a meal to gathering enough to cover the bottom of my large harvesting basket.

I had so many zucchini and crookneck squash that I gladly gave them away to a friend of mine whose travels prevented her from putting in a garden this year. And just a couple of hours after giving them away, I received a call from a neighbor offering me heirloom tomatoes. The bounty seems endless.

I have a tendency to get easily overwhelmed with abundance. But I noticed this time I was just filled with gratitude and marveled at how the simple act of giving away came back to me so quickly. It is not that I haven’t been aware of that before, but it was so pronounced this weekend. Everyone was sharing.

It is these glimpses of heaven that keep me going when challenges seem abundant. And they have been lately, but for these blessed few days we received a much needed reprieve. And for that I am grateful.

In the spirit of abundance and giving, I am planning my first giveaway at the end of this week. I’m really excited to share my bounty…but no worries I won’t be giving away zucchini.

Also, I'm adding something to our etsy shop everyday this week in an effort to get into the habit of doing it. I'd love if you would take a look and let me know what you think.


  1. What a beautiful post! Isn't it wonderful to be able to feed our families this way-- not just the food, but the love and intention in the growing and sharing!

    I have similar photos tonight that I may post, but what I really want to do is preserve some of this beautiful bounty and get some bags ready for the neighbors :-)

    Happy harvest!

  2. What a beautiful post, it truly is an amazing feeling to feed our families in this way and it feels good to share the wealth with friends who also enjoy these gifts of our gardens! Your shop looks beautiful, I really like the banner and the wood that you choose. The style is very organic, the wooden cutting boards are gorgeous, the inlay reminds me of the work my grandfather used to do. He had a frame full of little samples of inlay in his shop that I remember thinking looked so pretty when I was a little girl : )


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