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Quote of the Day: Unknown

August 1st, 2010

“The difference between a stumbling block and a stepping stone
is how you use them.”


I’ve mentioned before about the rocky soil we have here at Chiot’s Run. Whenever I have to plant something it takes a long time to dig a hole and fish out all the rocks.

I could let this be a stumbling block and never plant anything, it is a HUGE pain after all and it takes a LONG time to plant anything. Instead, I see it as a bonus and I use these rocks for rock walls and stepping stones throughout the garden. Instead of being a big problem, they’re a big asset! Not to mention it’s good for my back and my biceps!

Do you have any stumbling blocks that you’ve harnessed as a bonus in your garden?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.