Monday, March 12, 2018

Gardening 101:: Fencing

Hi Friends,

Hope you had a nice weekend!

After this post, we have one more topic to cover in the Gardening 101 Series, before wrapping up. I want you to know that I appreciate you for reading and for interacting too!  Stay tuned for the Finale.

Erecting a fence is essential if you want to protect your crop from animals devouring your crop.

Just imagine all the time, energy, and money you spent preparing the ground for planting, carefully selecting and buying your seeds, planting them, watering and watching them grow to maturity, and then an animal to comes along and eat away your plants and you are left with nothing?!!  How devastating!

I know this issue all too well; deers, rabbits and groundhogs are constant threats to our garden.

illustration of fence for keeping rabbits out of the garden

I was watching a program on Public Television recently and a farmer in South Africa was contending with baboons eating his crops.

I remember in Jamaica when I was younger, my Mom would be shewing away goats, haha! we had a fenced back yard for her garden but in the front the shrubs/flowers that grew over the front fence the goats would eat. 

It does not matter where you live, if you plant a garden I'm sure there will be one pest or the other who will eat away your hard work without conscience, if not properly guarded/fenced to keep them out.

Life Lessons

Below are a few Rhetorical Questions for personal reflection:

Do you have a 'fence' protecting your  garden spiritual life, physical health, mental health, marriage, finances, social life, children, personal relationships?

My 'Fence' is the word and promises of God.  God promises us in Malachi 3:11-12

 "I will prevent pests from devouring your crops, and the vines in your fields will not drop their fruit before it is ripe,” says the Lord Almighty. “Then all the nations will call you blessed, for yours will be a delightful land,” says the Lord Almighty"

Who do you receive and/or seek counsel from for guidance?

Psalm 1
How blessed is the person,
    who does not take the advice of the wicked,
who does not stand on the path with sinners,
    and who does not sit in the seat of mockers.
 But he delights in the Lord’s instruction,
    and meditates in his instruction day and night.
 He will be like a tree planted by streams of water,
    yielding its fruit in its season,
        and whose leaf does not wither.
He will prosper in everything he does.
 But this is not the case with the wicked.
    They are like chaff that the wind blows away.
Therefore the wicked will not escape judgment,
    nor will sinners have a place in the assembly of the righteous.
For the Lord knows the way of the righteous,
    but the way of the wicked will be destroyed.

1 comment:

  1. This was such a great analogy! You are so wise.


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