from my garden

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.


I say: When your garden gives you green tomatoes, be patient, they will ripe, or make green tomato sauce if you can’t wait. Never give up, so don’t throw away your lemons or green tomatoes. I know it’s easier to say than to do it, but we need to try.

Nurturing Thursday

October Squares

7 thoughts on “Optimism

  1. Our ancestors learned a lot about patience, spending so much time in the fields and forests. We learn the opposite by rushing through stores and supermarkets. This year, I’ve noticed how much more relaxed I feel just because I have been ordering more items online and keeping more in the closets and pantry, instead of feeling like it’s normal to go out and rush around with a big list.

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    1. For sure, we let go of many things that our ancestors worked hard to conquer. I learned to stock up during the pandemic too, now if I need something I go downstairs to may storage room instead getting in the car and going to the store. My trips to the grocery stores are minimal now. I’m happy with my garden, I had tomatoes and cucumbers all the summer.


    1. Oh Jane! I’m laughing now! The ones we get from the market get ripe inside boxes during the winter, they come still green from other countries, at least here in Canada, I imagine in UK too. 🙂

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  2. One of my strongest memories from childhood was hundreds of green tomatoes on the windowsill. We had a 20ft greenhouse and so at the end of the summer there were always loads to come in and just sit there . . . .they did nearly all turn red eventually!

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