We get up at 6 am to harvest tender crops before the sun begins to bake them, then; oh wait, . . . it actually begins right after Christmas with the seed catalogs. What shall we plant?
Fast forward to February; sprouting seeds in the house where it’s warm. Fast forward to March; working the ground; getting the early crops in; spinach, lettuce, peas. Juggling now; taking care of plants inside and outside.
Then the waiting, . . . are they sprouting yet? No, not yet. Today? Yes! Tiny sprouts begin to emerge. Fast forward; are they big enough to harvest yet? Is there enough of it to go around?
Decision, next week!
NOW, it’s 6 am. We get up, get a cup of coffee and head outside with knife, scissors and baskets to harvest what’s ready. Back inside to wash, package and pack.
Finally, off in the truck to drop off the shares—a long, but very satisfying journey!