We harvested a ton of strawberries today and we have a ton left to harvest. We were going to harvest peas today but we didn’t have time, so we will probably do that tomorrow because they are ready to be picked. There is a chef coming tomorrow and she is going to teach us how to cook things straight from the garden to eat healthy. I can’t wait because then we get to eat everything that is prepared. It is going to taste so good. I love using things fresh from the garden to cook with because it tastes so much better than things from the grocery store since it has no preservatives or pesticides. It would be great to see everybody go back to growing their own garden to eat from like the old days. When I was growing up that’s all I ate, even the meat came from the farm. It’s better for you and tastes better than what you get from a grocery store.
We are going to plant the sweet potatoes tomorrow. I think we will be harvesting the garlic soon. We have already been making salads out of the lettuce we had planted. They’re awesome because we have been adding strawberries and onions from the garden to them. The apple trees already have apples on them, and I can’t wait until we eat them. It is great working in the garden because it is relaxing and you have time to think and solve your problems while you are doing something good, so it’s a win-win situation and it has helped me so much. Of course we are weeding a lot and will have to do that often, but I enjoy weeding because it gives me a lot of time to think. (27 May 2013)