Friday, June 20, 2014

Serving the community....

Happy Friday to you!  Are you anticipating a relaxing week-end?

Our church, located in an area of growth, is in the unusual position of having ownership of a lot.  The decision was made to develop a vegetable garden there this season, with the produce being donated to the food pantry that is operated by another church in the community. 

The Husband has been helping with the work on this garden, and I recently went along with him and took these pictures.

I hope you are able to see the size of this garden and the options that are available here.  Of course, life in the garden changes daily, and these pictures are already obsolete!  There have already been actual donations to the food pantry!

If you can see them, there are some raised beds.  These areas are granted to others who apply to have a space as well.  All this progress is under the leadership of a Master Gardener.  Currently, site preparation has been underway for the location of a garden shed, a Scout project. 

This is only one of the exciting programs underway this summer!  There have been mission trips to Jamaica and Plymouth, NC.

This has been an exciting week for us here.  Munchomom has been visiting along with Munchkin the First and Munchkin the Second.  We've had lots of fun doing lots of different things. 

My blogging rounds have slacked a bit.  Hopefully I will get back to visit you before too long.

Thank you for reading.  I really appreciate your comments.


  1. That really is a nice, large garden spot, and I'm sure many people will benefit from the work done by The Husband and the other folks who are helping out there!

    You have had a most busy week with Munchomom and the Munchkins, and you will treasure these memories for a very long time! Have a fabulous Friday, Sister! :-)

  2. What a wonderful decision by the church to develop a garden here. So awesome :) have a great weekend Nellie!

  3. i just love the way gardening has captured peoples interest once again. it is so cool when towns use empty lots for these projects.

  4. Happy Friday, Nellie!

    How exciting to be able to have a garden lot right along side your church Nellie. Oh the wonderful "presents" that will be harvested for all to share. I just love church gardens especially when they will be used for the good of the parishioners.

    I'm sure you are enjoying your company and this gorgeous weather! Thank you for sharing Nellie...

    P.S. I am thrilled you are toting along on the Picnic Game. Not to worry, I will help you along. The Letter Z is all yours! Thank you so much for your sweet words, Nellie. Enjoy your family:)

  5. such a beautiful project!

  6. Wow, it's a huge garden. I hope that they have a huge success.

  7. A wonderful project for your church Nellie!

  8. Oh what a great garden! I LOVE it. I wish I had less deer and raccoons to make gardening something I could do here, xo

  9. Nellie, That is a beautiful garden. I have had a couple, but they never looked that nice. I like to hear of people helping together. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  10. The garden looks fine and the produce will be great for all. This would be a good project for our food pantry also. Here's wishing you all the best with it!

  11. That is a wonderful garden project. Hope you will have a nice weekend.

  12. I love that red soil! Have fun with your family. I know it is nice to have them there.
    That is a lovely garden and what a really nice way to use that lot.

  13. What a great garden idea and great thing for your church to do.

    Glad your having such good times with your family. : )

  14. Love that garden soil color too. It's been a good week of rain and our garden is much happier. Sounds like it's been a fun week at your house with family.

    PS. We were finally able to share exciting real estate news on our blog.

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