Last night Moses, Aravis, Kyrie and I planted sweet corn in our garden and provided a nice feat for the mosquitoes.
Today I read a story by Joel Belz (http://www.worldmag.com/) in which he quotes Martin Luther: "Even if I knew the world was going to end tomorrow, I would still plant my apple tree today."
When we think about our garden we're not overly hopeful of what it will produce, but we fell compelled to plant it none-the-less. Compelled by hope that this year, with some fertilizer, with churning the ground differently, with a different planting method, will see improved results.
Hope and Faith, the two tools of necessity for the garden shed.