Unexpected Toil, But Worthy Work

Updated: Feb 14

It’s our first spring in the new house…well, the new-to-us-1949-Cape Cod-with-no-dormers-and-yes- I’m-still-struggling-with-the-reality-of-a-small-house house. The projects are endless, but so worth it. As of yesterday, we now have two cherry trees, two plum trees and two peach trees planted. Yep, the mess is going to be crazy; but the beauty and the treats for the years to come – oh my!

“The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” Gal. 5:22-23

Planting that peach tree should have taken about an hour. Its home is next to two plum trees that were uneventfully planted over two weeks ago. But yesterday when my husband’s shovel went in the ground it hit rock, repeatedly. However, directly under those rocks was nice black dirt; a good home for that peach tree once the ground was prepared; a home that would be so worth the ef