Saturday, January 28, 2012
For Saturday, January 28th, 2012
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
JANUARY 28TH, 2012
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
I learned that the last Saturday in January is known as National Seed Swap Day. The event started in 2006 in the Washington, D.C. area, but has quickly spread across the country to become a national event.
National Seed Swap Day empowers gardeners all over America to share their resources with other gardeners. It reduces the need to buy expensive seeds from commercial suppliers. Instead, gardeners share seeds from open-pollinated plants, allowing people to grow varieties that are suited to local conditions.
Several communities hold their own seed swap on this day. It’s an opportunity to meet up with other seed enthusiasts and swap seeds. Gardeners learn from each other – the networking aspect of this event is invaluable
Celebrate this holiday by organizing a seed swap with gardeners you know. Ask your friends and neighbors to swap seeds with you. The advantage of swapping seeds locally is that you know they are likely to grow in your climate and they won't harm your local ecosystem
If you don't have any seeds to swap it's a great day to lovingly browse seed catalogs or websites.
NEWS FROM HOME
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Just like life, gardening is takes planning and readiness all year long. Although many are longing for Spring right now, you won't see any preparing their gardens for a long long while.
The ground is still frozen. But it is wonderful to plan.
Now that I'm retired I don't do much but sit back and enjoy the fruits of my labors. You do reap what you sow.
Today I'll be joining many members of my family in the Stroll for Epilepsy. Don't worry, we'll be inside as the stroll that we do to show our support and love for my Sweetheart is done inside a Mall. So we'll be keeping warm. I'm always amazed at all the people that turn out for it and how many wonderful volunteers they have.
Hope you all have a great Saturday!
PRAYER FOR OUR TROOPS
Please pray for God's protection of
our troops and HIS wisdom for their
Lord, hold our troops in
your loving hands.
Protect them as they protect us.
Bless them and their families for the
selfless acts they perform for us
in our time of need. I ask this in the
name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior.
AND bless our Police Officers, Firefighters
and Paramedics and EMT's
GOD BLESS YOU!
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT
Plant three rows of Peas:
Peace of mind
Peace of heart
Peace of soul.
Plant four rows of Squash
No garden should be with Turnips
Turnip for service when needed
Turnip to help one another
Turnip the music and dance
Plant four rows of Lettuce
Lettuce be faithful
Lettuce be kind
Lettuce be happy
Lettuce really love one another
To conclude our garden we must have Thyme
Thyme for fun
Thyme for rest
Thyme for others
Thyme for ourselves
Water freely with patience and cultivate with love
We reap what we sow--you should have a bountiful garden
COUNTING THE DAYS
A day is Eternity's seed, and we are its Gardeners.
52 DAYS UNTIL SPRING
84 DAYS UNTIL CAMPING SEASON BEGINS
Keep looking ON THE BRIGHT SIDE of things.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone near…
A bit of love from someone near…