Tuesday, July 3, 2007

First Fruits

Yesterday we harvested our first ripe veggies from the garden. We had a zucchini, a cucumber, lettuce, and tomatoes. There is really nothing more amazing to me than planting a seed in dirt and later being able to consume what it produces. I am reading Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver right now and I love it! It is about this woman and her family as they try an experiment to mostly grow their own foods or buy from local farmers. Ben thinks I am totally crazy, but I would love to grow most of our own food someday. I think maybe we'll have to live next to Joel and Cait on our farms and have chickens and rooster alarm clocks and the whole nine yards. I can't believe I am saying this as a former Manhattan Penthouse sort of girl, but I really do want to have a little farm someday. Oh the hours of torment I've given to my father for wanting to do the same! Be careful how you raise your kids, folks. Try as the may, they cannot escape their parents' programming.

5 comments:

Caity said...

I don't think your crazy, but then again most people think we're crazy :) Come live by us, we won't tease you!

Carrie said...

Thanks Cait. It's part of the plan to have adjoining farms. :)

Megan said...

Hey, I want in on this! Save a chunk of that land for us!

Melissa said...

maybe you can send me vegetables to my manhattan penthouse someday.

just kidding, i would never steal your dream. but you could still send me vegetables.

Carrie said...

Steal away, friend! I'm on to a new dream.