Gut Rumbles

August 31, 2008

grow your own

Originally PUBLISHED September 12, 2005

I totally agree with THIS POST. Food you grow yourself always tastes better than anything you can buy in a store.

Plus, GROWING IT is a real challenge. You have to till the soil, plant the seeds, fight the bugs, keep everything watered and fertilized, then hoe away the weeds while your crop grows. Hope like hell that the deer don't raid one night and eat everything.

There's a fine reward in the end, if you do it correctly. It's a lot of work, but it's worth it. I miss farming. I think it's in my blood, but I've got nobody but myself to feed anymore, so I haven't planted a garden for two years now.

I ended up giving away almost everything I grew two years ago. The corn and the beans and the squash and okra, the potatoes, the tomatoes and the cucumbers all grew nicely, but I couldn't eat all of that stuff. After I gave it all away to my neighbors, I decided not to do it again.

I haven't since, and I am spiritually poorer because of that decision. Getting your hands in the dirt is a GOOD thing.

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