Mrs. Mac has inspired me for so many things, to make life simpler. I started a garden last year, I dubbed it the "ghetto garden" because I don't have a lot of space in my backyard. I planted tomato plants next to my house and zucchini, celery, green peppers, hot peppers on the other side of the driveway.
I know have railroad ties which are not my favorite landscape, but they were FREE! and I will be filling that space with dirt this weekend (3 yards!) and getting ready to plant my garden. I decided that I am going to plant parsely, cilantro, basil, chives, and maybe rosemary next to the house and all the veggies in the back. My plan is tomatoes, yellow squash, zucchini, celery, cukes, peppers, and maybe onions.
I've been slowly using up my crops from last year that I froze (all the homemade salsa and spaghetti sauce is gone!). I got a great canning pot and have been picking up canning jars all winter and with the advice from Mrs. Mac, I will buy new tops for the jars. Maybe it's only exciting to me but it's exciting! Things taste so much better from home, it's awesome to walk out when you decide to have cukes and sour cream to get your own or a great tomato sandwich or to make homemade salsa (which is better than the best you can buy in the store). It's funny because one might say that I am becoming more self reliant, but I think it's more "God reliant". He provides for us in so many ways. From the money to buy the dirt (and the house with the backyard!), the seeds (plants), sunshine, water, He provides it all because HE LOVES US!
Gen 1:29 29 Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.