Friday, July 1, 2016

Five on Friday - Lessons from Weeding

As I write this post this morning, Five on Friday - Lessons from Weeding...I am scratching...a few of my "lessons.."

We have a rather large vegetable garden and the weeds caught up with me.  So I spent many hours this week weeding.  As I was doing this, I was thinking about why we should weed...lessons.

1.  It is best to pull out weeds when they are little.  Yes, you might pull up a few tender plants in the mix, but you won't have to deal with large weeds choking out your growing plants.  Same could be said of things in our lives, it's best to stop a bad habit, end a relationship, tackle a task - whatever it is, before "it" chokes us out and we don't want to deal with it.  

2.  It is easier to weed early in the morning or evening while the sun isn't as hot.  If you choose to weed in the afternoon, be prepared for sunburn and sweat.  I guess, if you want to rid your life of some "weeds" you might sweat a bit and even get burned.

3.  Use bug spray while weeding.  I didn't see any bugs, but boy do I have the bites on my legs.  Those little "no see em's" as my mom called them.  Yes, you might get a  bite or two from some "no see em's" when weeding in your life.  You can stop that from putting on your "bug spray (prayer)" guarding yourself from hurt.  

4.  Once the weeds are pulled away from the plant, you can see how nice the plant looks, "I didn't know the beans looked that good" kinda thing.  Once you pull out unwanted things in your life, you might be surprised how you feel "I didn't know I could do that on my own" (smile).

5.  Once free from the weeds your plant can grow...bloom...weed free.  I think you get the picture here.

Blessings from Ringle, Wisconsin.  

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Cher' Shots said...

I spent several hours weeding last week. Like you, I always find it a time to reflect on life itself. Not only do the plants benefit, but my soul recharges.

Sharon Koole said...

Lovely weeding post. I have some to do this week. It seems they have grown tenfold in the week we've been away! I agree with you on the bug spray. I didn't get bitten at all when we were up north (really surprising) but the bites I got in my garden last week bothered me for days! Thank goodness for the anti-itch pads my son had.

Have a great weekend

mamasmercantile said...

Great post. The weather here is so changeable I am a little behind with the gardening.

Lisa from @intotheglade said...

Oh this is most hated chore in the garden but the weather is so bad in England at the moment, that I would gladly do it just to be out there. It is one of those jobs that you have to be on top of. Have a great long weekend xx

Amy at love made my home said...

Wonderful advice on weeding and on life! You are very right about them both. Thank you for joining in with Five On Friday. I hope you have a fun weekend! xx

TexWisGirl said...

i don't garden, but the few flower beds i have around here look more 'natural' than not. :)

Mac n' Janet said...

We've reached the time of year when the weeds are on their own, too hot and too humid to fight with them.

Maggie said...

Weeding isn't a chore that I enjoy but it does encourage quiet time in my head and I always appreciate how good the potager looks when I'm finished.
bon weekend from Normandy.

Gracie Saylor said...

I do get the picture and appreciate your encouragement in weeding my garden and life :) Agreeing with your first point, a grandparent once told me that he learned that weeding the garden he was responsible for weeding was not overwhelming if he just picked a few weeds every time he passed the garden, rather than waiting for the garden to be full of weeds and then taking hours to weed it. I hope your weekend is a happy one! xx

Patsy in Nixa, MO said...

Too late. I've already lost the battle. But not the war - the next battle starts on Monday July 11.