My first introduction to gardening was when I went to live with my Uncle T and Aunt J during my youth. Aunt J's father would come out each spring and help us "put in" a large garden. Although, as a girl, I complained about having to work in the hot and humid Texas heat, when harvest time began I was always thrilled, excited and amazed at how a tiny seed eventually produced an abundance of food. Decades later those same feelings of thrill, excitement and amazement still wash over me every time we begin harvesting from our garden. I am so excited and thrilled when harvest begins, I literally forget about all hard, sweaty, dirty work it took to get there - Ha!
|Our garden is finally beginning to produce.|
|These are the vegetables we harvested on Sunday and Tuesday.|
9 3/4 lb. cucumbers - Yes! I'm planning to make pickles this week; probably bread & butters, they're my favorite.