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Vegetable Garden Progress

Vegetable Garden Progress

We are getting to the end of the summer season in the vegetable garden.

This is what my garden looked like in early to mid June.


How neat and tidy it all looks!  It was a pleasure for my eyes

and my sense of orderliness…..

and this is what it looks like today…..

Ahhh…what a tangled mess!


Some of the tomato cages have toppled over, and the tomatoes are running everywhere;

the sunflowers got so tall and toppled into the path and bowed over the gladiolas-I can’t even find them!

The squash vines covered some pathways.

Some beds packed so tight it is ridiculous.

(I will say that the bark mulch in the paths have keep most of the weeds at bay at least.)

I have to carefully wend my way through the pathways that are clear,

and step over the run-aways.

This is not how I like my garden to look-

it is no longer a pleasure to my eyes!

But…even though it is no longer a pleasure to the eyes,

it is a pleasure to the belly.


Bringing in regular baskets to the kitchen.


Have been canning and eating fresh.


And loving it.

I will be sorry to see the garden die for the year.

So…. how did your garden grow?


Psalm 121:18

The Lord shall preserve thy going out

and thy coming in from this time forth,

and even for evermore.



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The Lord Is Near



The Lord Is Near

Rejoice in the Lord always.

I will say it again: Rejoice!

Let your gentleness be evident to all.

The Lord is near.

Do not be anxious about anything,

but in everything,

by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving,

present your request to God.

And the peace of God,

which transcends all understanding,

will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Whatever you have leaned or received

or heard from me, or seen in me-

put into practice.

And the God of peace will be with you.

Philippians 4:4-7,9


Trusting that God’s peace

will fill you this Lord’s Day.

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A Big Announcement!

A Big Announcement….

a New Grandbaby!

(I know that I am prejudice, but isn’t this a fine looking little man?!)


It is with great excitement and pleasure

that we announce the birth of a new baby grandson!

Born September 21, 2016

to Gabriel and Kelly.

We are so excited!

We will be heading up to see and hold this new little one,

probably tomorrow.

We are very thankful for such a healthy, little boy and mom.

Grandbaby #11 for us!


Welcome to God’s wonderful world

Thomas Daniel!


Proverbs 17:6

Children’s children are the crown of old men,

and the glory of children are their fathers.


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Winner of the Fabric Bundle


The winner of the Christmas fabric bundle is….



Congratulations Barbara!

A big thank you to everyone who left a comment,

and thank you to everyone who takes time to read Margie’s Garden.

I hope you enjoy the fabric-

let me know what you do with it.


Psalm 145:18

The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him,

to all that call upon him in truth.

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Back to School

The 2016 Back to School Post 

I didn’t want to let the month of September to pass without saying something about back-to-school,

especially since it involves all of my sweet, wonderful grandkids.


Ahhh..the sight of the big yellow bus!

Actually, September is no longer the back-to-school month-it has been moved up to the month of August.

When I was a child, the traditional back to school day was the day or two after Labor Day.

(I think it still should be! Children should be allowed to enjoy as much free, vacation time as possible.)

  The beginning of the school year has slowly been moved up,

the schools seem to need more days to get the children properly’educated’

It is my opinion that there is a lot of wasted time in public education.

Children are far better off at home with Mom-

But then today the Moms are not at home anymore-

This is the cause of much of what is wrong with our society today.

But at any rate, there is lots of excitement in going to school.

For 2 of my grandbaby girls, it was the first day of kindergarten.

New lunch boxes, new notebooks, new shoes-how exciting!

Sweet Bethany (she only cried twice for her Mommie!)


And sweet Lexington. (Who didn’t cry at all!)


And the old pros at school-











All of the above attend a Christian School,

and we are very thankful that they are able to do so.


Caleb and Chloe are being homeschooled this year.

I think every little girl should be able to go to school barefoot!


The education of our children is very important.

Homeschooling is the best, and a good Christian school if homeschooling is not an option.

We love all these babies so much!

And pray for a good, successful school year for them all.


Proverbs 2:6

For the LORD giveth wisdom:

out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.


Don’t forget the give-away  see here.

Today is the last day to leave a comment!


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Who am I ???

Child of God, pastors wife, mother of five, grandmother of ten (and counting), gardener, quilter, homemaker, reader, homebody and dreamer…

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