The Homeschool Review Crew’s challenge this week is celebrating the season… I’m sitting here thinking… WHAT SEASON??? It’s mid-August, no season that I know of beside it being summertime. OOH… How do I celebrate summer? Or better yet… what season am I currently celebrating?
TOMATO SEASON!!!! My Tomatoes are ripening! I love tomato season! 🙂
But first… first let’s talk about some other seasons in a garden.
You have lettuce season (early in the year for me). When I have so much lettuce my bunnies are SUPER happy about it. 🙂
Then Pea season (which for me this year was HORRIBLE!) good thing my radishes did well eh? (again the bunnies were delighted, as was my tenant).
Then you have summer squash season. Oh my … that WILL keep you busy. VERY VERY Busy. 🙂
Then you get Broad bean season, closely followed by regular bean season. I LOVE this season too. Nothing like fresh beans out of the garden. It’s a great way to make one’s spouse grin from ear to ear too! (and steal all the beans for his own plateful!) 🙂 Makes me smile none-the-less.
Celebrating the Season!
But Tomato season! It’s here! Yes, we are off to a slow start. AND I know others have had their tomato season start before me and YES… It’s been starting to bother me. BUT none of that matters now. MY tomato season has started!
Isn’t it grand?!?!?!?
Fresh tomatoes everyday! Salsa, canned tomatoes, tomato sauce and more! Fun fun…. oh.. right.. I’ll need more jars! 🙂 But my family will be happy and fed over the winter and THAT is a very good thing no?
I’ve been thinking…
Of course, all this got me thinking… a season isn’t always what you think it is! Like really, is August a season? Not really, but it could be a season. Like right now we’re in a season of dealing with COVID… are there things we could celebrate about that season?
I can think of all the families I see doing things together. That’s SO worth celebrating. I see families seriously considering what is best for their family’s health… send kids to school, or stay home with them and educate there. The fact the people are seriously taking the time to consider their options is fantastic. Are there hard things as the result of COVID? For sure, every season in life has hardship… even in tomato season when some tomatoes get end-rot.
OR perhaps it’s another season you are in. A season where you feel stretched because you are out of routine. Or a season where you mourn family members either lost, passed away or you can’t go visiting with. Perhaps you are are in a season of rejoicing with a new baby, marriage or graduating senior. Perhaps it’s a season where you are marking tests for a high schooler, or figuring out curriculum for a grade seven student. Each season has it’s challenges doesn’t it?
Seasons sometimes surprise
You’ll find often that seasons pop up sometimes where we least expect them to. For instance, I recently had a season of frustration with someone messing with my rabbits and a baby got badly injured. Very frustrating, very unexpected, but solved with locked cages. Baby has found a loving home where good care will be given now that I got her back on her feet! Meeting her new caregiver, made it all come out right in the end. What to celebrate in this? That I have the ability to help bunnies better and the funds to purchase needed supplies to keep them safe. God is good in this no?
It’s hard to do but worth it you know? To look for the good even when things are hard. It’s helps us to change our perspective and that so often makes all the difference in how we pass through troubled times.
How About You?
So how about you? What season are you in? Can you be about celebrating the season? Can you find the good in it, even if it’s hard? If you’ve written a post, share it below eh? Or tell me about the season you are in. I’d be happy to talk.
And look… MORE tomatoes! Life is good with tomatoes!