Faith in The Future

by Katy on May 5, 2011 · 6 comments

My husband and I just completely reseeded the grass in our deeply shady backyard. Actually, we reseeded it two weeks ago, and until yesterday there was zero sign of any growth. I looked in the morning when I hung my laundry on the clothesline, and I again when I took it down. And guess what? In the hours that it took for my towels to dry, the grass sprouted! Teeny-tiny blades of downy soft grass, but it’s there. I guess all it took was a bit of warmth.

There’s just something so affirming about planting things. Faith in the future.

I can now picture the summer we’ll have enjoying our beautiful backyard.

Ahh . . . .

Katy Wolk-Stanley

“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without”


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Kristen@TheFrugalGirl May 5, 2011 at 9:57 am

I am such a doubter when I plant grass seed…I never think anything is going to come up, and lo and behold, it always does!


Kristen@TheFrugalGirl May 5, 2011 at 9:57 am

By the way, we call those grasslings. 😉


Chrissy May 5, 2011 at 11:30 am

I seeded my front lawn 12 days ago and am getting nervous that nothing has come up as of yet. Perhaps it just hasn’t been warm enough in the Midwest yet. I planted pepper plants after the grass and then have sprouted but they have been in our breezeway. I guess we will just have to wait and see….But I have a little more faith now.


Margy May 5, 2011 at 6:59 pm

I have been debating reseeding my lawn this next week. I have never done it before and I am worried about the dog walking on it. Do you have to stay off of it for a couple of weeks while it sprouts?


Paula in the UP May 12, 2011 at 7:36 am

We will soon be getting some “free” top soil to fill in where our old dysfunctional garden use to be and planting grass. Then we will be digging for our new garden on the other side of our yard. The first one did us proud for many years, but for some reason in the last couple it hasn’t produced much of anything. Can’t wait to get started on it, if only the weather could cooperate, it’s been so cold and rainy!!


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