I’ve mentioned a time or two about how our twenty-three tomato plants have NOT been producing well. We planted them in a newly tilled up area and we think that our soil just doesn’t have enough good nutrients in it yet. We’re going to have to work on it. Our plants look pitiful and the few tomatoes we are getting are tiny.
Did I also mention that we planted what should have been a year’s supply of sweet corn? Yeah…the racoons got it. All of it.
These things happen but it is oh so frustrating. I rely on my tomato plants to supply enough tomatoes for me to make and preserve our entire year’s worth of tomato sauce, tomato juice, tomato soup and salsa. This year we’ve barely had enough for a few BLTs.
But guess what?! God always provides! (surprise, surprise)
There are others around me who have TOO MANY tomatoes. Guess who they’re bringing them to?! :)
I’ve been blessed several times by people bringing big boxes of tomatoes to my doorstep. And they’re thanking me for taking them of their hands. (Um, you’re welcome?!)
I found a good deal on sweet corn at the farmer’s market…bought the vendor out…and put a whole year’s supply of corn in the freezer. Yay! Then over the weekend, a friend gave me some more!
As a matter of fact, I’ve had so much produce in my kitchen over the past few weeks…I’ve been rather overwhelmed.
Our own garden is still going crazy with potatoes, okra, squash and SO many peppers. We also still have a few green beans growing. We’ve been able to go pick apples, pears and grapes at a friend’s house. And don’t forget all the tomatoes and corn people have been giving us.
Yes, even though my tomatoes decided not to grow this year…and some naughty racoons decided to have an early corn harvest party…God still provides.
Our two big freezers are completely full. Our countertops are overflowing with tomatoes and peppers ready to be made into salsa. Potatoes are all over the floor in one room “hardening off”. And there are still more in my garden.
Oh yes…God does provide.
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