The weekend is over and the garden looks fabulous. It has been weeded, tilled, tied up, watered and all but wrapped in a bow. My hands are sore, my arms and legs are a bit sunburned and my body senses muscles not recently used.
As I worked, I allowed my mind to wonder and relax. All of my mental facilities were directed to the activity of gardening. On Monday morning, while my body is stiff, my mind is relaxed. There are seven bags of kale and one bag of peas to share with friends, freeze or eat.
This is why I garden. To relax my mind from the mental stress of the week, to share fresh produce with friends, and to put healthy food on our table. Ahh…. the good life.