There is nothing more satisfying to me than eating from our garden.
The culmination of the years worth of work sitting on my plate.
We have had a very different growing year, wet slow and yet somehow rather productive.
It took lots of learning and patience to get things to the is point and without the sunshine lately I fear we may loose a few thing at the end of the year.
With all this we still managed to eat so much it makes it all worth while.
As tomatoes are in full season right now we are bringing in bucket fulls daily.
They are then stewed, salsa'd, sauced and even dried, but fresh with a pinch of salt is best.
I am starting to really get a feel and taste for the heirloom varieties that we add each year to the patch, they have some much character and flavor, not unlike a fine wine.
I feel that the girls are so lucky to be raised in the garden and know where their food comes from.
I feel just as lucky that I can grow our food and every year we get a bit closer to being more self sufficient.
I try to teach proper nutrition and what better way then by eating what you plant.
More than once we have had lunch in the garden, nibbling while we work and play, and it is so much more rewarding( and a million other thing) then driving through a fast food joint in town.
We use the phrase " Free Ranged Children" and they definitely are.