10,000 Percent ROI?

The joy of harvest! This picture shows off my delicious spinach.

That joy of harvest is a little diminished when the harvest fails expectations. This picture displays my left hand cradling my entire harvest of spinach for 2012! Lousy ROI—Return On Investment.

A packet of seeds. Well-tilled soil. Plenty of water. Less than a handful of spinach!?

I would blame the seeds for this pathetic harvest, but the evidence points elsewhere. The carrots and chives are just as scarce.

Good seeds. Plenty of water. Beautiful sunshine. That leaves one suspect as the problem—bad dirt!

The good news—a friend will let me take buckets of goat poo from her farm. By next summer I can have way better dirt. Keep an eye peeled for a photo of my spinach harvest next year!

Jesus of Nazareth said that good dirt can produce a 10,000-percent return. Except he wasn’t talking about dirt. He was talking about people like us.

I like the prospect of a 10,000-percent return. Don’t you?

BTW, the spinach merged into an exquisite salad with kale, lettuce, onion, tomato, and raisins.

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About Ben Unseth

Executive Director at Project Understanding (2014-2017), social service agency in Ventura, CA
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