Normal life for us
We try every year putting something in the ground to eat;if it’s just cucumber, tomato, yellow squash and zucchini but we usually have a good sized garden where we can freeze what can be to be eaten later like zucchini,squash and eggplant cooked in a stew or spaghetti sauce during the chill of winter while a fire gently crackles in the fireplace. I often not knowing which smells better, the food cooking or the aroma of the wood burning in the fireplace..To me that’s often a tough choice because I’m drawn to a fire as a month is to light. I find everything about a fire soothing, refreshing and restoring especially with a cup of hot chocolate with lots of marshmallows. I can still desire an outside fire in the middle of summer for the crackling and aroma but with a glass of sweet tea sometimes with mint ( there’s no shortage here) and slices of lemon.
We will be very attentive to our gardens this year more than ever given this covid-19 dress rehearsal with the senselessness of panic buying and hoarding.
Happy planting to all.May your harvest be an overly abundant one for what you have planted so you can have a fruit and vegetable stand making an extra income at home and enough to share the fresh fruits and vegetables with the elderly in the community.
God bless the reader,the one who sows and the harvester