This lady has been inspiring to meet here in Los Banos California. Sandy has Proverbs 31 working in her life right now! Wait till I show you what all she does.
She said that she quit the corporate world and she and her husband decided to raise their children with a lasting legacy of a true mom and dad. So she is a stay at home mom, with an incredible talent unfolding. Not only is she home for their children, but she also has found ways to make their budget work wonders right in their own backyard.
This is her backyard..... ok.... you say looks like a regular kind of a yard. But what is happening here is a dream. She is raising all kinds of fruit trees and nut trees. Planted all around the sides carefully tended and properly with a real gardeners eye. How does she know what to do or plant? She reads books and asks other gardeners questions. She started this in earnest to help feed their family and what has happened is wonderful!
She has pomegranates, plums, oranges, lemons, limes to name a few.
Her apricot tree is loaded with fruit.
The pear tree is producing nicely too.
THIS IS AN OLIVE TREE!!!
She gave me a peach from her tree. (We ate it later that day - was so full of flavor)
Just look at this fruit!
This is one of the two tiny greenhouses that is also in the backyard. She grows all her own veggies and herbs from seeds - then plants them in beds along the sides of the house. Check this out!
She has peppers, of all kinds, several kinds of beans.....onions, garlic and more I can't remember.
There are strawberries planted all along the fronts of the beds - see the strawberry?
Look at these grapes! Her grapevines are full of tender fruit.
Her herb gardens are full - chives, garlic, mint, rosemary, thyme to name a few.
The tomato beds are full of plants - it's going to be a bumper crop this year she thinks. So think about this..... instead of all the grass that does nothing but grows, gets cut, grows and gets cut - her yard is producing food! She took all the empty areas - sides, corners, fences lines and turned them into blessings for her family.
What does she do with all this food from her own backyard? She makes jellies, jams, cans and freezes them for her family to eat year long.
And she also has built a business from her hands now. She has a thriving business selling her homemade treats at bake sales and now she is getting so well known that people are coming to her front door to buy! Sandy's Jam n Desserts is alive and well.
Then we get to taste test the fruits of her labors, and my oh my what a treat it was! She has a orange jelly like none else, also orange marmalade and strawberry jalapeno, hot jalapeno jelly and a blueberry banana that is fabulous! We kept on and on because each one was more amazing than the last!
She told us laughing that she is trying to get ready for a bake sale, but can't because people keep coming to the door to buy! Like us - there is no way we are leaving her home without some of her goodies.
Sandy I am amazed and can't wait for others to see you and what you are doing in your own home - keep going you are a inspiration to thousands of others now!