|One of the gardens on my parents' two and a half acre property.|
|My brother and I with a very tall sunflower. You can see the corn in the background too.|
|A border of sunflowers.|
I remember doing lots of things that most of the other kids in my class knew nothing about- stringing beans, juicing tomatoes, watching my mom can, and hoeing. I even remember one time before a high school band practice, we had a huge downpour. The ground saturated very quickly, and my dad and my grandpap needed my help to stand the corn up. I remember being quite perturbed that one of my favorite pair of flip flops was getting muddy as we quickly hoed a row of corn and then finally just used stakes and strings to tie it up.
Although at the time I may have been a less than enthusiastic participant in the gardening, I am now grateful for the experience. I am excited to give it a shot, and I don't expect it to be perfect. In fact, we are buying a full share in the CSA this year! I am glad that my own kids will have the chance to get their hands (and feet) dirty and get to try the most fresh type of vegetable there is- the kind just plucked from the plant with your own hand.
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