You may have noticed I’ve renamed this blog. No longer “Alisa’s Totally Random Blog”, it is now “Out of Eden”. While I will remain random at times, this blog is more and more evolving into a record of my gardening and homesteading efforts. Thus, I have renamed it after the name of my garden.
Genesis 3:17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;
3:18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;
3:19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
3:23 Therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.
Let me tell you…unless you’ve gardened yourself, you have no idea of the back-breaking labor it can be at times. Especially when you’re building a new garden, which is what I’m doing now. It is definitely not Eden around here.
But perhaps because I really have no personal frame of reference to the real Eden, my garden is still starting to look pretty wonderful. The new front yard vegetable garden has an actual bed installed! The trellis (made from a hog panel held in place by four T-poles) will be for growing squash over; underneath, I plan to grown things like lettuce and cole crops.