Friday, August 3, 2012

Farm Life.

From the Earth came dinner. August 2012.    

One of the many reasons I love coming to my in-laws every summer is spending time in and enjoying the harvest of their beautiful garden.  I've always wanted a garden of my own and being here I can live that dream out a little bit. 

Pulling weeds.  Digging potatoes.  Picking peas.  Tugging carrots.  Slapping mosquitoes.  It's a farm life!  And I love it so much.

Tonight's dinner came almost entirely from the garden.  Although I've never really had my own, I can imagine that's a pretty awesome feeling.  Taking something you've grown and feeding your family with it.  So poetic.  So beautiful.  And I'm so glad I got to be a part of that.

If you have a garden, what is your favorite thing to grow?  I think I'd enjoy growing tomatoes the most.  There isn't anything quite like a tomato fresh from the garden.  

Tender of the garden. Hard at work.       


  1. Gorgeous garden and pictures. James is the tomato king in this house, but I like growing cabbage and carrots a whole lot... such pretty colors and so easy :) enjoy your trip!

  2. As you know, I'm a farm girl too. Raised growing our own food, vegetables, fruit, and animals. When you were a toddler, I had a huge garden, where you would "help" me pull weeds, water and mostly play. You really seemed to enjoy being outside and getting your hands in the dirt.

    I hope in the future, you will have the opportunity to have a small garden to enjoy. Even a few containers for your deck to
    plant tomatoes are worth the effort. ENJOY! XO

  3. I'd really love to have a fresh herb garden, but I'm afraid we are more skilled with killing plants than keeping them alive.


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