A friend and gardening mentor told me when I first ventured into this labor of love called gardening that this hobby should be relaxing. "If it's stressful," he told me, "you're taking it too seriously."
His words echo in my ears as I stare at the freshly plowed ground, that chore the courtesy of a friend kind enough to break up the soil for me.
It happens every year: "Can I do this? Do I really want to start with the planting, the cultivating, the weeding?"