Remember all the lovely pictures of our garden that I took on Monday and shared for Gratituesday? Those pictures are all we have left of our garden.
Here’s what our spinach and lettuce looked like on Monday.
Here’s what our spinach and lettuce looked like the very next day.
Tuesday night (yes, the very Gratituesday I had shared those happy garden pictures), a huge hail storm hit our town. It smashed our garden all to bits. Seeing how this hail storm effected all of our garden areas, we sure hate to think what the farmers around here may have lost.
Can we replant? Probably. Will we? Yes, it’s not too late to replant some of it. Is this the end of the world for us? No, but it is a huge disappointment. It was a lot of work, many hours, and quite a few dollars worth of plants and seeds – down the drain. I know this loss could have been a million times worse. Our home is fine. Our children are fine. Nobody was hurt. Still, waking up to a sad garden mess was disheartening.
Most of the leaves on our pepper, okra, and tomato plants were broken off.
The moral of the story: We can make plans, work toward a goal, and look forward to something – but the end result is never really up to us. We just get to sit back and trust God.
We’re thankful that God knows what we need and that He will provide – even if it might look a little different this year. We’ll be grateful for the handful of plants that seem to maybe be surviving. We’ll get back out there and put more seeds and plants into the ground. Who knows but that “Garden…round 2” may be better than ever?!