It has been about 6 years since I have had a successful vegetable garden. Yes, I must give myself a break, I have had 3 children in that time. Last year, the seed catalouge was absolutely revolting to me. I did not even want to look at it. I had a baby in late Feburary, so I guess that gives me an excuse.
At least in that time I still cooked for my family.
I have had no lack of time in my kitchen. In fact, it seems most of my life is spent in the kitchen. I am not complaining of that, I love to cook. But it does get me wondering how I will manage to get out into the garden this year. Well, I know how I'll do it, lots of prayer, grace, hard work and sheer will power.
Not only do us country mamas have to feed the family in the kitchen, but a smart country mama gives it all she's got and works hard to feed her family from the soil. I admit, in the recent years past, this task has seemed very distasteful to me. It seemed like more work than I wanted to do to get my pregnant self out in a garden bending over, or on my knees battling quack grass and weeds.
But this year, as they say "where there is a will, there is a way"...and this year, God willing, come pregnancy or high water, I plan on doing it.