Thursday, September 10, 2009
this is my mom and me raiding tomatoes out of my brother david's garden last weekend. this so makes me miss living in the country with a big random country garden. even the dilapidated old shed in the background makes me feel nostalgic. as a kid my parents had a huge garden filled with every kind of vegetable -- tomatoes, leaf lettuce, onions, green beans, peas, potatoes, cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, beets, sweet corn. we also had a separate garden with only strawberries which we sold at a stand out by the road. close to dinner mom would send us out to the garden with orders to pick whatever veggies she needed for dinner. i recall many rotten tomato fights this time of year when often you'd find more rotten tomatoes than good ones. of course, we did a good deal of the manual labor -- planting, weeding, picking, digging. it was a kind of labor i found most satisfying, always ending with the reward of a basket of goodies to enjoy or an organized, weed-free area. getting back into the garden with my mom filled my heart with joy!
Posted by julie king at 5:54 PM