So, I am picking our first batch of green beans yesterday. (Last year we pick 4-yes 4-beans). I am reviewing the great zucchini, the moderately successful peas and spinach, spring collards, and everything. And I think to myself, "I finally did it!" But just as quickly, I checked that thought. My past failures were so proximate, I knew that I hadn't really done it. God had done it. He has blessed us with plentiful rain so far. He has blessed me with the land and animals and thus the manure to put on the land. St. Josemaria Escriva wrote in the The Way (somewhere)-paraphrasing: "Your successes are God's. Your failures are your own."
I leave you with another interesting picture of yours truly ....
Oremus pro invicem!