The Garden Experience

Late last fall, Christopher and Anna Marie decided they’d expand their garden. So, they tilled up ground and mulched it all winter long. Little did they realize their main gardener would be gone!

Anna stepped in to head up the project, taking responsibility this spring when life seemed to turn upside down for the Christopher Maxwell’s. Often, Anna would be out working in the garden in the early afternoons with little helpers (and some of the littles just enjoyed active backyard play).

Daniel introducing his latest bug catch. He would often name them.
Lots of activity in the yard
Ellie’s really strong
Christopher placed old carpet down for weed control.

Two months later, this is the beautiful garden (above)!

Great work, Anna! You invested so much.

Each night, Christopher faithfully shines his flashlight under the leaves of the zucchini and squash plants looking for squash bugs.
It’s always a rewarding find.

“And the Lord shall guide thee continually,
and satisfy thy soul in drought,
and make fat thy bones:
and thou shalt be like a watered garden,
and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.”
(Isaiah 58:11)

12 thoughts on “The Garden Experience”

  1. Amazing job, Anna. I’m sure Anna Marie will appreciate the expanded garden when she returns home!

  2. It is always a blessing to see how the Maxwell family works together while loving each other. What a blessing I know especially to Christopher and Anna during this season that his sisters have given so much to keep their children’s lives as normal as possible and to keep the home front well cared for. To God be all glory for the work He does thru each of you.

    Praying for all of the Maxwell family.

    1. That’s very kind of you! Yes, Anna, Mary, and Mom have invested so much helping out with the kiddos, and you’re right, keeping that normal routine going!

  3. Gardening is NOT an easy task so Blessings be to Anna for stepping in there. Now, the pic of Ellie so unaffected by the child giving it their all on the end of the leash is, well, priceless! LOL!!

    1. Yes, I agree. Gardening is hard, but Anna tackled it! Ellie is pretty used to staying put if she wants to while they pull on her leash. OR, like the other day, I wanted to let her play in their yard–she would have nothing to do with it. Leash or no leash, she was determined to follow me home!

  4. What a blessing Anna is! Those practical sacrifices are the things that really stay in our memory when we are needy and someone shows a special personal consideration. God bless you richly, Maxwell family.

  5. What a lovely guesture! I wondered if Anna might share activities she involves the children in while gardening? I have small nieces and would love to do this with them, but worry they might be a little too eager while digging!

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