Thursday, May 21, 2009

Rose Garden Therapy

I had forgotten how therapeutic digging in dirt can be...

This evening we put 12 small rose bushes in the ground.

When we were first married we had a large rose garden. Our favorites were the Sterling Silver, Tropicana, and any red or yellow variety.

Tonight it felt good to be on my knees, pushing the cool soil back into its place. It felt good to get dirty (not that I don't as a goat farmer). It was like taking all of the cares in the world and hanging them on a hook, good-bye worldly thoughts, hello to God's earth. And it felt good to stand back and have high hopes for a beautiful rose garden.

And if all goes well, I will be sharing beautiful photos of blooming roses in the future with you. And if the spot proves to be successful, more rose bushes will be added. We can call it the Annie's Goat Hill Rose Farm. Soap and goats and roses.

Have a lovely evening!

The "real" baby rose bush...the photo above is a borrowed one:


Jeannelle said...

The roses sound beautiful. We'll look forward to photos of them eventually!

Amy said...


Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

Like my chickens, I too like to scratch in the dirt.

Sand Flat Farm said...

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BT said...

I love roses, I hope yours thrive and bloom. We have planted a long bed of roses, in the shape of a snake, thus the 'snake rose bed'. They are doing ok but we're waiting for the first rose to bloom.