Maine Garden – Help Arrives

I'm asked often how the garden gets tended during the summer when we are out sailing.  First, I mulch.  Everything.  Hay in the vegetable garden and composted bark mulch in the herb and perennial beds.  Second, I hire someone 4 to 6 hours per week to tend what I can't get to on the weekends.

I can't tell you how excited I am that Rebecca Jacobs of Gabriella's Gardens has agreed to care for our soil, chickens, vegetables and flowers this summer.  She started today and already, I can tell our garden is in excellent hands. 

For starters, she showed up when she said she would, on time.  She didn't pull any seedlings out thinking they were weeds; wasn't smoking illegal substances; doesn't have mono or a boyfriend whom she's moving in with, engaged to, but not really all that excited about; doesn't need to be paid at the end of her shift to make her rent that was due last week …..  I guess the past few summers have been a little rough. 

Rebecca raises the bar considerably.  The garden eagerly awaits her knowledge and enthusiasm and honestly, so do I.

Thankful for the blessing of concientious hands in the garden

© 2009 Anne Mahle

1 Comment

  • Eileen Hoffman
    April 21, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    Rebecca sounds like a dream come true! Kind of like Elizabeth, Annie!
    Your wit sure came through in your description of what Rebecca isn’t. How funny!
    Continued success with your garden!


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