Experience the Garden

Spring has arrived and we are enjoying planting our garden. Leonard Klein spent many days breaking out the sod and leveling the soil.

Tom Torrey, an experienced painter and gardener has donated countless volunteer hours planting our fruit trees, grape arbor and berries. Take a look behind at the guest house. It looks absolutely fantastic! Tom painted that as well. Many thanks Tom, for your generous gift of time and experience which you have given to support the ministry of Klondike Mountain Health Retreat.

Garden Tom Leonard

Tom Torrey on the left and Leonard Klein on the right.

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Aldine has carefully transplanted the tomatoes. Nothing tastes better than a homegrown heirloom tomato!

Brandywine, Woodle Orange, Persimmon, Siberian and LOTS of cherry tomatoes to name just a few kinds that we will soon enjoy.

It is no small thing to grow your own produce but we love this promise!

"While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease." Genesis 8:22

Garden Junco
Martin, our Health Educator had to wait for several weeks before weeding his strawberry patch. He had to let these little siblings grow up in the middle of the patch. Four baby Juncos (also known as snowbirds) packed tightly together in this well hidden nest. If you look carefully you will see all four yellow beaks. The parents couldn't have possibly been prouder of their little family.

"But grow in grace, and [in] the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him [be] glory both now and for ever. Amen." 2 Peter 3:18

Garden Moth
We enjoyed this beautiful moth, drawn by the guesthouse lights early this spring.

One of the best things about the garden is the insights it gives us about our walk with God. Little gems like,

"Watering weeds make them pull out more easily."

In other words, if we drink deeply from the Lords well, our faults and bad habits can be removed more easily and replaced with good habits and traits, that bear good fruit.

And [though] the Lord give you the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be removed into a corner any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers: And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This [is] the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left." Isaiah 30:20&21