A Day in My Life: Green (ish) Thumb


Even with a severe drought in California this summer, my garden is planted and underway. We have buckets in our shower, bowls in the kitchen sink. It’s amazing how much water you can “capture” that usually goes down the drain. So far, so good! Our grass isn’t terribly green, but it isn’t dead and dry. The garden gets top priority!



My pups like to help with the gardening, too. Well . . . mostly “undo” my gardening! But they love being up there. As soon as I head into the backyard, they are galloping toward the garden gate. They’re the biggest nuisance in the carrot bed. They love carrots! Nature’s toothbrush, I guess.



“In smallest space, a fruit tree place. Attend it well, have fruit to sell.” —Amish Proverb

So what’s growing in your garden this summer? 


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About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. DebB says:

    Because of my dogs, and the free-roaming cats in the neighborhood, my garden is all in containers and planters. We have lettuce and spinach in one bag of potting soil; strawberries in two large concrete mixing containers; cucumbers, green and yellow beans, and peas in a raised planter; a grape tomato, mint, and birdhouse gourds in pots. We have chives and two Roma tomatoes tucked into a flower bed, too.