To celebrate and to perhaps get us started thinking, dreaming, hoping and longing for summer's bounty...I am reposting a little ditty from a bygone season of flowers and fruits; of sunshine and starlit nights. Ok, it has nothing to do with starlit nights, but I am a sucker for alliteration!
Garden of Eatin' Originally posted September 2008
So, Friday, I am making dinner, and I go out to the garden to dig up some potatoes, and voila! I had a little 'lightbulb moment' of gratitude. I was amazed at the beauty and miracle
of the earth. In May, I stuck some pieces of potato in the ground and in a few short months, the little spud chunks had each propagated a dozen or so little tater tots (this is Idaho, individual results may vary). Amazing! Miraculous! Perfect, beautiful, ovalish Yukon Golds. I had watered, tilled and weeded, but the little buggers really did this mostly on their own. What a marvelous creation is this world we are blessed with. I was so inspired by those little guys, I began to look around the yard and snapped some pix of the last of this year's bounty...
|Still eating some of these from the freezer!|
|I miss you most of all Tomato...|
|Pies, applesauce and crisps...You will be mine!|
Weren't they amazing!? The peaches are not from my garden...too cold here...I get those from Utah...so yummy. Can't wait! But for now as I wait for the snow to melt, I will read seed catalogs and plan the garden. I think I am even going to take out some bulbs to make room for more tomatoes. A friend gave me a great tip on starting tomatoes early.
Quote of the Day:
"There are plenty of people with loads of money who are anything but rich."