Oh summer, summer, wherefore art thou summer?

Ok, Christmas is over, New Year's has come and gone…it's time to get ready to plant my garden.  Yes, I have to admit - I'm a farmer at heart.  I don't know if I could farm for a living, but if given the opportunity, my Claritin and I would give it a try.  There is nothing like putting a little seed in the ground and a few months later seeing food! 

There is definitely  nothing like the taste.  For years I thought I was allergic to raw tomatoes - seems like I'm just allergic to all the pesticides - go figure. 

In 2014 my oldest son, LR, and I had two gardens.  One at our house and one at a community garden.  Of course we added a layer of competition…his was better than mine.  And because I don't want to sound like a whiner, I won't mention that we bought him all new organic soil, while I was left with old, wet dirt. Just sayin'!

Community Garden

Community Garden

I waited too late in the year to take photos.  I'll make sure to get some good July shots next year.  LR's garden was huge and lush.  We had the best green beans and zucchini!!

Home Garden 

Home Garden 

While at the community garden I was next to a really cool local airport museum.  There were bats and foxes (Son Three was the lookout). And the best part - there is a really old barn that provides a cool backdrop for photos.

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You'll want to check out the Recipes tab of my blog to learn how I used items from our gardens.  

Eat Well!