- Picking weeds for hours at a time in our humongo garden on Zook Road. It was BIG in my child's eye and I had no concept of time.
- Trying to impress the Mother-in-law, (and my husband) by planting a 4x6 garden in our backyard when we were first married. The rabbits destroyed it and it yielded enough spinach for, count it, ONE salad. It was pathetic.
- Experiencing garden-envy last Summer when visiting our dear friends Wendell & MaryJ0. Sweet little cedar fence surrounding it, watching her little girls by her side as she picked the harvest and then being sent home with arm fulls of produce.
So, it's March of 2010 and I am about to embark on our first ever "real" garden. My hubby is very, very excited about this, as is his Mother, (who will be helping to get it started & keep up with the work....she will eventually be living with us on this property so it's as much hers as it is ours). I am moving toward excitement....slowly. He said to me the other week, "as long as you have something cute to wear and friends there with you, you'll like it!" OH MY HUSBAND KNOWS ME SO WELL!!! My neighbor Jess may be working it with me too....so, now I have to find "something cute" to wear!
How about this on the top:
Okay, I'm all set:
So, If you drop by and I'm not in house,
I'm probably out in the garden....
or lying suspended between two walnut trees.
One or the other.
"What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back,
with a hinge in it."
~Charles Dudley Warner, My Summer in a Garden, 1871~
"Weather means more when you have a garden.
There's nothing like listening to a shower
and thinking how it is soaking in around your green beans."