Last week marked the beginning of the 2015 tomato harvest here at PMSS. Fresh tomatoes are some of the most highly anticipated garden goodies, at least for me. Anyone who has gardened for any length of time will undoubtedly be most familiar with the principal of delayed satisfaction. In the microwave society of our modern world this principle seems to be all but forgotten. Hard work does not always pay off in the here and now. However, it will pay off sooner or later and when it does you can experience the satisfaction that only honest, hard work can bring. In gardening we prepare and plant in hopes of a bountiful harvest. However, it is the in between planting and harvest where most of our problems arise. Problem solving skills, resilience and perseverance are must have qualities for any successful gardener. As we swing back and forth from too much rain to not enough rain and we find ourselves entrenched in warfare with pests and disease, do not be discourage. Simply continue to work hard. “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” (Gal. 6:9)