Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Turnip Patch

Acts 17:17 Therefore disputed he in the synagogue with the Jews, and with the devout persons, and in the market daily with them that met with him.

Last fall my neighbor said that the folks at the Farmer's Market like turnips. I had thought about going there to try to sell some produce...and just to meet people from the community. So I figured I'd plant some turnips this year.

Turnip seeds are very tiny, but they grew quickly and the turnips are quite large. I planted them much to close together and they are crowded, but it's been nice watching them. They have grown really well and that's a blessing because this year has been cold and wet, so my garden is failing.
As you can see in the picture there's tomato plants growing in with the turnips and corn. Those tomatos are the only ones not showing any sign of rot. They grew of their from last years left overs and I didn't have the heart to pull something that wanted so desparately to live. Perhaps the corn and the turnips soaked up so much water that the tomatoes werent flooded.

Now, I'd never tasted a turnip before, but I'd heard they were sort of like potatoes, just not so much sugar...well I've tasted raw turnip now and I never want to taste one again.

My daughter made french fried turnips and those were pretty good.

Well. I couldn't find anything about turnips in my King James Bible, so I decided on the word Market and that's as close as I could come to something which might be applicable. Maybe at the market I'll get the chance to talk with someone about the Lord...or about the price of Turnips...

1 comment:

  1. There's a song..."You Can't Get Blood From A Turnip".

    You Can't get Blood from a Turnip -- Gary Duty (Sound Doctrine)

    Well the first man and woman were Adam and Eve
    Cain and Abel were their kids
    Cain wasn't Abel's keeper
    Abel never raised cain
    But his mom and daddy did

    Soon Cain became a tiller of the ground
    A shepherd of the sheep was Abel
    And Abel, he managed to please the Lord
    But Cain just wasn't able.

    Now Abel brought a sacrifice to the Lord
    Offered up a sweet-smelling savour
    Searched till he found the best lamb he had
    That's why the Lord showed him favor

    But Cain from his garden brought vegetables
    As he watched Abel's offering burn up
    Without a doubt, ole' Cain found out
    You can't get blood from a turnip

    You can't get blood from a turnip
    No matter how hard you try
    Cuz if you could, then Jesus sure would not have bled and died
    Now if you ever get salvation you'll find you just can't earn it
    So if you're able take Cain's advice, you can't get blood from a turnip

    Well I hope you see salvation's free
    There's just one way to get it
    The blood-bought way of Calvary
    And it took Jesus to shed it

    Well you just can't work your way to heaven
    And if you don't learn it
    You'll find soon after you've bought the farm
    You can't get blood from a turnip