Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Counting Our Blessings during the Freakish Heat and Drought
Then there are random acts of kindness. On June 30, the McClellan family donated a number of our Wish List items. They had heard through Christ Lutheran Church that we had a wish list and they are fans of community gardens through their acquaintance with Local Matters and Jonathan from Rain Brothers. Out of the clear blue sky, they tracked me down, introduced themselves and asked me to let them know what we needed. They tried to have it all delivered (including compost, but I had to explain that no one would be willing to shovel and distribute compost in this weather). The entire family came to deliver the items in 95 degree heat. They had already assembled everything before bringing it over (saving me from having to do so in this heat). So, we now have new gardening gloves, tomato cages, tomato stakes, two additional watering cans, a patio umbrella, and a tumbling compost bin. Every community garden should be so lucky to receive such support.
Thus, despite the adverse weather conditions, I try on occasion to remember to count our blessings, particularly those that will last beyond this growing season.
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