Passion is a decision about how we approach life before it becomes a feeling ~ Joyce Meyer
When you do something that you enjoy, makes you happy and don’t mind sharing it with others, that’s an example of a labor of love or having a passion about something. I met a gentleman last week that has about an 1/2 acre behind his home and is growing all kinds of vegetables, greens, tomatoes, peppers, bell peppers and much more. He’s a friend of my husband, whom he met while at work. I was very grateful and humbled that he would send plenty of vegetables home for me to cook for my family. I went over to his house last week to meet him, very gentle and friendly man who said he does this as a “labor of love”. This is much more than a hobby. When I saw his garden, I was floored, I couldn’t believe what I saw. He had purchased the land next to him and two lots behind him and has created this massive garden. I called it a mini farm.
These pictures only gives you a glimpse of the garden, it’s huge.
Mr. Hollins uses no chemicals, so the vegetables are of regular size, the colors of the vegetables are rich and vibrant. It took me all day between working, picking and cleaning Turnip greens, cleaning tomatoes and green peppers. I put the greens in the freezer to cook this fall, probably for Thanksgiving and use the bell peppers and tomatoes now.
I went back to take pictures of his garden because I wanted to write about his dedication and passion for his labor of love. This garden is beautiful and I can imagine the neighborhood loves the aroma that comes from it. I was invited to come back anytime I wanted some vegetables. I will have to keep that invitation open because I will be going back.
During my question to find my passion, I hope that I’m as dedicated and have my heart into my passion as Mr. Hollins does. You can truly see his labor of love.
This is my new friend Lucky, I think he felt left out or is the neighborhood watch dog. Anyway, he was so cute.