I’ve always envied growers. Builders can take a set of plans and make something, but with those same plans, what they build is always going to come out the same.
Growers, on the other hand, have to rely on faith. They plant something and then they wait.
Builders can speed up construction, but growers are at the mercy of those little seeds.
However, growers can see their efforts pay off a hundredfold.
My father was both a builder AND a grower. He built a cottage, an addition to our house and even a boat (on the front porch – a la Leroy Jethro Gibbs.) He always had a very bountiful home garden.
For the first few years here, I had a garden, and although the yellow and zucchini squash didn’t make it, at least I had good tomatoes. However, 2 years ago even the tomatoes wouldn’t cooperate.
So I envy those who can grow fresh vegetables and beautiful flowers.
I can’t compete with them, so I think I’ll copy them in my own way.
I think I’ll concentrate on growing ideas.