Saturday, April 24, 2010

hip parents.

My parents and I have been daydreaming for two years of having an organic vegetable garden. In my mind there would be a small square plot of damp dirt in the yard with little rows of basil, tomatoes, and blueberries. However, my step dad had a bigger and better plan. He constructed a 20x30 enclosed wooden garden that protects the plants from rabbits, squirrels, bugs, and birds. The garden gates protect butter & romaine lettuce, corn, carrots, spinach, green beans, wax bean, squash, pumpkin, Ruhbard, onions, shallots, radishes, leeks, tomatoes, cucumbers, garlic, watermelon, cantaloupe, korbala, bell peppers, chile peppers, basil, lavender, parsley, sage, thyme, dill, chives, blueberries, potatoes, strawberries, gooseberries, and more are on their way in the mail...

Something I love about a garden is how biblical it is. It is so interesting that we were created as vegetarians in E'den, fully satisfied in the fruits of the trees. Are we getting closer to holiness by getting back to that original sinless way of life? Do vegans have it all right? The in-n-out lover in me says no... is it possible still to be satisfied entirely on the earth's growth?

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