Seeds in The Ground

Hello, friends! Today I planted kale, swiss chard and radishes! We will see how they do. I used leftover straw for insulation and water retention.

Sometimes the stories I write mirror real life. Here is a picture of my campfire. The metal gutter is used to force additional air in the fire for hobby forging.

Watchman Wayne has been through a lot protecting my garden. He ignores the fact that I enjoy ugly sweaters.

I am looking to continue writing my story and use the many suggestions given very soon.

I did not get a job that I applied for recently and the creative needs a jump start. I was really bummed for several days.


I have been with the same company for 11 years and have have recieved mixed signals as to my performance. Here is how my job is at times.

However, I am in way better spirits today!

I have concluded that I am putting too much emphasis on my career defining me and that stops.

I cannot let my career define me. I am listening to the wrong folks.

It is time to pick myself up by the bootstraps and get motivated!

Author: The Storyteller

Benjamin Thiel is a husband, father, correctional professional and author of The Ongoing Tale at Brothers Campfire. His favorite quote is "Don't count the lions. It will make you afraid and slow you down."

19 thoughts on “Seeds in The Ground”

  1. Straw leftover from what activity??

    Very hard not to become defined by your career when it takes so much time and focus. But I love your boss’ inspiration… lol!!

  2. This post is so cheering and so much fun, love how you turn sad feelings to fun ones. “You don’t matter / give up” – boss inspiration 😂-also the sweater 👌🤓😊
    Nice post, and the planting sounds like it will reap nutritious rewards. 🙏🥬😋

  3. Totally understand this, Ben; when we feel that our career is not going how we would want to be, it gets very hard to stay motivated! But I like your spirits, I’ll definitely remember that. 🙂
    PS: excited to see how your radishes turn out. 🙂

  4. I trust that this will endeavor you to keep moving forward. I see seeds as a sign of hope for a brighter future. Everything will be ok eventually. For now, feed the naysayers to the Beast, and let the Bard sing of victories.
    Inner peace & outward joy, today and all days ~
    Be well 🙂

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