Today is Seth Henry appreciation day. He went out to the garden by himself Saturday as I worked at my day job. Thanks Seth! I hope everyone wears Maize and Blue in his honor today. If it is too late to change your clothes to Michigan Wolverine colors, you can at least cheer on his Detroit Tigers as they make a run at the playoffs. They are currently in 2nd place, so maybe time for rally caps.
He made a harvest –He gave me the okra to pickle, which is easier than I thought if you just make refrigerator pickles (I think I feel a “how to” post coming on). It is canning that requires skill and knowledge. We did discuss that okra the size of your head is generally too tough to consume and should be put directly into the compost pile. Dust to dust. It is a shame, but that okra can really get ahead of you.
Seth dropped the tomatoes off at the MLF commissary and said that Blythe at the commissary reported that there have been many compliments on the produce. It is nice to hear that the garden is working. We work, the garden grows and those who need goodness the most, get it! God is good!
This week, I hope to field a deluge of emails from small group leaders frantically trying to sign up their groups for as many work days possible. Everybody calm down! There is time in the garden for everyone.
I will be out on Saturday morning for those that would like to join in the fun.