Rays of Son - Gardening Saves Time, Money

Writer Author  Greg Miller
Christian Column : Life  - Fiction  No

Christian Author Writer Faced with an economy that had headed south and looking for a way to make their food dollars stretch a bit further, Gary and George decided to plant a garden to provide fresh vegetables for their families.

Gary and George bought a one-acre piece of property and began preparing the land for planting their crops. About two weeks later, they were ready to plant their vegetable seeds.

“I hope the weather cooperates with us,” said Gary. “I sure would hate to get soaked just to plant a garden.”

“I’m sure the weather will be just fine,” said George. “We do things outdoors on a regular basis, and most of the time the weather is sunny and pleasant.”

“I hope you’re right,” said Gary, whose moods fluctuated with the weather.

The evening before George and Gary planned to plant the garden, Gary, his wife, Gina, and George, and his wife, Gabriella, got together at George and Gabriella’s house for a pre-planting celebration.

Gina and Gabriella supported the gardening effort. Like their husbands, they loved both the great taste and health benefits of eating fresh vegetables. “Since we don’t use pesticides and loads of sodium, our vegetables taste really great,” said Gabriella.

“Plus, we’re reducing the amount of trash that goes into the landfills,” said, Gina. “I figure that the city will be spending less money for gasoline for the garbage trucks, because they will be picking up less garbage at our homes.”

“Don’t forget all the time we’ll be saving by not throwing away all those labels and cans,” said Gabriella. “And we’ll have to buy fewer garbage bags. We’ll save quite a bit of money.”

Planting day was full of hard work. Gary and George had been working so hard all day that Gary hadn’t noticed that George was putting all of his seeds into the ground from one giant bucket. “Why are all your seeds in one bucket?,” Gary asked. “What are you planting?”

“I love mixed vegetables,” said George. “So I bought packs of seeds of corn, carrots, beets, peas, peppers, pumpkins, squash and radishes. I opened the packs and dumped all the seeds into this big bucket and mixed them up real good. Next fall, I’ll have all the mixed vegetables I want, and I won’t even have to go to the grocery store to buy them.”

“That’s right,“ laughed Gabriella. “But Gina and I will still have to do all the cooking, since neither of you is a very good cook.”

“And George will have to take care of the cleanup chores,” grinned Gary. “When it comes to cooking and cleaning up the mess, I’m not very talented in either category!“

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