As much as I miss the Northland, there are certain benefits to my current location. One of those benefits is a year-round growing season. In an attempt to reduce my monthly food bill and free up more money for my retirement plan, I attacked the back lawn of my apartment building today. The ground is very hard and rocky, I will probably need to double the amount of compost I laid down, but it is a start. It’s been a little while since I swung a hoe–I’d gotten too far away from God’s word on food procurement. Tomatoes, carrots, beets, beans, and watermelon are all started and will be transferred to the garden upon sprouting.