Today we began planting in the garden. In the sun box I planted beets, spinach, carrots, radishes, and 2 kinds of lettuce. I mixed peet moss, compost and garden soil together in the box. A stick proved to be the perfect tool to divide the space into 6 squares and then poke holes for the seeds. After watering, the lid was closed to catch the last of the sun.
We also planted sugar snap peas and onions in rows.
Goal: Lacto-Ferment Zucchini
This July my kitchen will be busy with the harvest from my garden. I have exchanged my old heat canning methods with lacto-fermentation. I like it better because I can preserve my veggies one jar at a time instead of a huge batch. When I would wait to get enough cucumbers to make a heat canned pickle batch, the first cucumber would start to go bad (a problem with a small garden).
Sauerkraut and Kraut slaw with peppers
Now I looking for a recipe to lacto-ferment zucchini. Can anyone help? Have you lacto-fermented zucchini before? What other lacto-fermenting have you tried?
This post is part of Real Food Wednesday.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers young and old. Let me encourage you to pray for your children. “Children are an heritage of the Lord.” Psalm 127:3 God gave you the children you have. So, partner with Him and His plans and purposes for your child.
Motherhood is not easy. It can be very rewarding. “Be not weary in well doing for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” Galations 6:9 Sleepless nights, tears, frustration, mountains of laundry, loads of dishes, endless meals, all seem to go appreciated.
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22.6 Do your work well when they are young. They years fly past. The Word that is planted in them will come back.
If you have lost a child, take comfort in the hope of heaven.
As we honor our Mother’s we will be blessed. “Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God has commanded you, that your days may be long and that it may be well with you….” Deuteronomy 5:16
No mother is a perfect mother. No one is a perfect person. But even if your mother was perfect, you would still have to decide for yourself to follow Christ or not. So thank your mother today and everyday with forgiveness for her shortcomings.
And mothers, you can do your best knowing that God can do the rest. You are never alone in your parenting. “The Lord is near unto all them that call upon Him.”
For more from a mother’s heart:
Today, it’s all about the food. Getting ready for Christmas.
- Homemade Soaked Granola
- Coconut Fudge
My little guy only wants granola for breakfast everyday. Since we stopped eating boxed cereals and switched to soaked grains, I make it myself. It’s a good thing I make a huge batch and freeze some. This granola makes a great Christmas gift too. My brother really likes it.
My boys like their granola very plain, just toasted oats. No nuts or fruit.
The rainbow shall be in the cloud, and I will look on it to remember the everlasting covenent between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth. Genesis 9:16 NKJV
In all the hustle and bustle of life and living, we all need rest. God Almighty rested on the seventh day. God created us to rest as well. Mom needs time to refresh.
We need to rest our physical bodies as well as our minds. We can cast our care upon Him and lay our burdens down at the foot of the cross. In Hebrews 4:10 God tells us when we enter in to that rest we cease from our own works. Go sit by the water or in your quiet place. Just put it down – the cares of this life and spend some time with your maker.