Tuesday 8 August 2017

Our Job Needs To Be Efficient

Dear Family & Friends

The two girls are still working for their homeschool certificates, at the same time, they have their share of daily household chores, and they also maintain their part time job which earns them more than the UK's legal minimum wage for their young age, right in our own home! They hold much more responsibility in life than I did when I was their age! Most likely they are more smarter and intelligent than I was, but I do believe that I could take some credit... as I took a great deal of training them at home:) It's all paying off:)

perenial plant -echinea, is not only a beautiful long lasting flower but it is also good for medicinal herbal tea

Guiding and training your own children is most important. That's number one priority in life if you want to have happy, secured, and responsible children. That's my top job priority... all others - secondary. 

As much as I love gardening...yet, I always want to find ways to minimize work...you probably can't take short cut on bringing up children, but you can with gardening:)

this carrot wasn't harvested and it ended up producing beautiful flower and later seeds to grow again

Besides the annual veggies that I grow for our food like tomatoes, leafy greens, potatoes etc... I'm gearing towards growing more perennial plants...or ones that would just self seed. I always believe that I should also be able to enjoy the garden, rather than be it's slave.

harvested a vast amount of lavender flowers - great for house scent and potpourri

There's so many beautiful plants that would just take care of itself in the garden with minimum human interference. ... Planting fruit trees is one of them. A job which is done only once - the initial planting...and after a couple of years, most hard work is just the harvesting. If you allow plants to produce seeds and leave them to fall on the ground (like tomatoes, carrots, leafy greens etc...) they will grow themselves. No need to clean up the garden and disturb the soil. Doing so, you 'll find greater joy as nature is very capable of producing great fruitful surprises for you!

I love how our garden is getting more established - the natural way. It's the Head Gardener - up there - that is doing the work....God allows us to benefit the joy of gardening:) Afterall, He designed the garden of Eden right from the beginning! Gardening is His idea:)

Enjoy your day and your garden too!



  1. Hi Annie, it's true, our children priority should be number one, all other matter is secondary. I almost lost my son due to his depression. It tough to handle depression teenager but I never give up on him to find the right person to cure him. After 3 years he finally recovered and this year he is back to school and scored excellent result. :))

    Glad to know that your girls are very helpful and responsible type, like mother like daughter. :)) Nice flowers from your garden.

    Happy gardening.

    1. Amelia, I'm so touched when you shared about your son's life journey and how you supported him without wavering...and you both got the success:) I admire you so much for that! Blessings to your family!

    2. Hi Annie, thanks for your blessing. It took me a year to discovered about sand therapy, it a very powerful therapeutic treatment. After 6 sessions can see my son starting to respond to the treatment. Already follow up for 2 years but I still continue to send him even thou the therapist said not necessary anymore.
      And was lucky too to met a very good children psychiatrist at the government hospital.

      God blessed you and your family.

  2. The carrot flower is so beautiful...

  3. Hi Annie, noticed your callsign over at Amelia's blog and busybody over. This coming to you from Canada. Love your stylish eloquence describing your garden. One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides.
    Can see you not only a garden loving lady but a good photographer too. Love your pics especially that of your closeup of the carrot flowers, really beautiful.

    Anyway, Gardening is about enjoying the smell of things growing in the soil, getting dirty without feeling guilty, and generally taking the time to soak up a little peace and serenity.
    You have fun and keep a song in your heart.
    Best regards,

  4. You will be blessed for investing your time and resources in your children's life. I have seen a carrot's flower. Very interesting.

  5. You're very nurturing Annie, and your girls are thriving under your guidance.
    Happy gardening, it was the first I realised about the carrot's flowers :D)

  6. I almost lost my son due to his depression. It tough to handle depression teenager but I never give up on him to find the right person to cure him.



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