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Friday, July 8, 2011

Goodies from the garden...

Every Spring Don and I have grand plans for the garden that we never quite achieve for one reason or another. Last year we ended up not having a garden at all because Don had shoulder surgery and wasn't able to use the tiller.

This year we planted a huge garden and are now struggling to banish the weeds that threaten to take over. We've found that it's very difficult to convert pasture into garden...miss a week of weeding and it's pasture again! So now we have grand plans for this Fall to heavily mulch our garden in hopes of killing off some of the grass and weeds.

Still, it's fun to go out every evening to see what the garden has in store for us. We both get excited over garden "babies"...new and tiny veggies like the baby cantaloupes and tiny new butter beans we have right now. There's also another game we play where we put all the day's harvest together and figure out what we could prepare if this was all the food we had to eat.

That's what the photo above is...one day's harvest from our farm which consisted of two eggs, an onion, the last bit of broccoli and squash - yellow and zucchini. We decided we could make a squash casserole with a broccoli/cucumber salad on the side. Doesn't sound bad, does it?

It gives us a sense of security in knowing that we can provide for ourselves should we ever need to do so. Of course, we'd probably get really tired of eating squash every day!

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