It has finally come to pass that we were able to plant our potatoes.
Our goal is to grow enough potatoes to last until March or April of next year – we did that once a few years before moving to Turkey and would like to do it again.
I’m not sure if we ordered enough seed though – it’s been a while since we’ve done this and so we lack the recent experience we need to know exactly what we are doing.
But we are keeping records so that we can keep track of what we planted, what did well and how much we produced.
At any rate, it was a lot of fun to prepare the garden beds and plant.
In so many ways, gardening and growing our own food is just another part of cobbling together a lively hood, a life here in the states.
It is a slow journey, one that recently has felt a bit buried in the darkness of discouragement and wondering if we can do this.
But there is something about digging in the dirt, about laying down seed with the hope – and the faith – that from that dark grave, new life will grow forth.