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This has been beating in my heart for a while. I believe it’s Holy Spirit wisdom urging us to wade into the water of practical life skills. Why? Well, because it seems as though God’s very Word rings it loud and clear.
…They are to give good counsel and be teachers of what is right and noble,
4 So that they will wisely train the young women…
5 To be self-controlled, chaste, homemakers, good-natured (kindhearted), adapting and subordinating themselves to their husbands, that the word of God may not be exposed to reproach (blasphemed or discredited). Titus 2:3-5 AMP
This time of wading will be called practicalLY Wednesday. Won’t you come with me? It’s really simple; we’ll meet here on Wednesdays, relishing in the joys of a simple, practical tip that might just make life a little easier for someone out there. As a military wife, constantly on the move and oftentimes far from Mom, many of these tips have come to my aid and made life a bit simpler.
A few of these tips will be life skills other wise women have passed on to me, and some might be from YOU, if you’d like to share, teaching me and others here at Bearing Branch. (Feel free to pm your tips to me on Facebook or email at: HisBuckeyeSooners@yahoo.com.)
Today’s tip, a simple one, is for the gardeners of life. If you’re looking to handle seeds in a simple way, why not use one of these?
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This little ditty was one of the best seed starters I tried. Trust me, I tried many! Everything from rotisserie chicken containers to plastic dishes received it’s try. Unlike many of the other options, our garden thanked the hens for this little friend.
I would set the cardboard egg carton in a disposable tray that could hold water. When water was poured into the tray, the egg carton would soak up the water, bottom first. Feeding the seedlings from the bottom was a great way to help keep the little guys from weakening at their stem and dying.
Not only was the egg carton a superhero for bottom watering, but I could also cut the carton into individual containers which allowed me to plop them directly into the ground when planting time chimed. It was reusable (free!) and user-friendly. Bonus!
The plants that were started in these did well, although I have to say I only used them one season. Moving halfway across the country and summer travels put a halt on gardening this summer, but rest assured, Superhero Egg Carton will return.
Until next time, my friend…