Sunday, May 31, 2009

Planting mindful of what you plant!

I thought I'd share with you how we plant seeds.  This year, as in years past, the boys have started almost everything from seed in the greenhouse.  However, there are some things that don't transplant well so we seed these things directly into the ground.  We use an Earthway Seeder.

Earthway seeder

This nifty machine, digs the trench, drops the seed and covers it back up as you walk it down your row.  It will also mark your next row if you want it to....and you can set the depth you want your seed planted.

It comes with different plates that go inside the hopper so it can handle many different size seeds.

All you have to do is pick your plate according to seed size, fill the hopper with your seed and take a stroll down your garden aisle.

This is the seed "hopper".  You can see the white disk on the right side.  We picked the "bean" disc.  Each disc is clearly marked as to which seeds it can hold.  The white disc spins, picking up seeds and dropping them through the channel and into the ground.  All you have to do is fill the hopper with your seed, as we did here.

Beans about to be planted!

It is simple to use, requires no repairs and makes planting a quick and easy job!  I am thankful for this gift from a dear friend who no longer grows a big garden.

Planting time is also a wonderful time to remind my boys of the lessons of reaping and sowing.  We are planting beans...we will harvest beans.  We ALWAYS harvest what we have planted in the garden.  This lesson, of course, works the same in the spiritual realm.

If we sow dishonesty, discord, impatience, vengeance, contentiousness and so on then we will surely reap those harvests as well.  When my boys don't like some aspect of their life, whether it be a relationship or something else, it is always good to go back and see...."did I sow something in the past to reap this harvest?".

It isn't that our Father doesn't love us or is mean, angry or is simply that there are spiritual laws that function in our lives.  Our Father clearly warns us that what we sow, we will reap.  We must be mindful that we are sowing the proper spiritual seeds if we want to reap a bountiful spiritual harvest of lovely things.

It is a good reminder for me as well!

Happy planting!


  1. Hey there Esther Joy here! Kasie Willi is always talking about your family! I hadnt realized you all had a blog till.. Well obviously just right now! lol I am sure you have probably heard of me too. Well just wanted to say hi and sorry this comment has nothing to do with your post but ya just wanted to say something! And let it be known that I CANT WAIT TO MEET ALL OF YOU! One day soon i hope to visit the Willi and meet all their newest Church Family and Homeschool friend so on... So ya HI! hehe and God Bless!

  2. Esther Joy,
    Hi! So great to "meet" you! Can't wait to do that in person! When you come to visit be sure to come by the farm for fun and fellowship :)


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