This week in my garden after checking on my cantaloupe plant I turned around to walk towards my Okra and what was before me; a snake! Uhhgh! I was out of there so fast! I still haven't recovered. I do NOT like snakes one bit!! This was the first time I have ever encountered one in my garden and I can't say I'd ever even thought of the possibility before. Now I'm on the lookout everytime I enter!!
I'm not sure what I'm so afraid of. To my knowledge we don't have any poisonous snakes around here. It was either a Eastern Garter Snake or a Eastern Ribbon Snake, I believe. (info on these two snakes click here) It was about 2 1/2 feet long; not a tiny baby, mind you!
When I tried to contemplate my fear of these evil things I was reminded of the following passage: Genesis 3:14-15 "And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel." KJV
"For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations." Isaiah 61:11
Indiana Gardening Links of interest ~ Zone 5
- Indiana Orchards
- Apple Tree Cultivars for Indiana
- Indiana Garden & Plant Nurseries
- Indiana dates & ranges for Spring and Fall Planting for selected vegetables
- Indiana Monthly Garden Calendar
- Indiana Living Green Magazine
- Perennials, Trees & Shrubs that grow well in Zone 5
- Growing Green Beans and other beans in Indiana
- Growing Potatoes in Indiana
- Growing Cherry Trees in Indiana
- Pollination of Fruit Trees