Now that summer is history, I decided the time had come to put an end to the obvious misery in parts of my garden.
I ripped with abandon. Away with this evidence of my brown thumb! Be done miserable failure!
Alas... I should have known that crinkly, crunchy, yellow-brown leaves don't always mean the plant has given up the ghost. While untangling the severed end of a vine from the weeds around it, I discovered two fuzzy potential melons.
Words cannot express my horror upon seeing what I had done, but there was no repairing the damage.
Thankfully, God blesses even the brownest thumbs with bounty. Our peach tree produced fruit for the very first time this year... sweet, dripping-down-your-chin-juicy peaches.
With one Peach Upside Down Cake already on the hips... I know this will be a flavorful winter. Mmmm-mmm-mmmm!
...that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of God. Ecclesiastes 3:13