The other night, Mr.4444 and I were in the living room when Kyle was over in the kitchen,
making a sandwich for his lunch the next day.
"Hm," he remarked. "This lettuce looks really good, but it's kind of mushy."
"Mushy?? That's weird," I replied,
thinking of the beautiful head of lettuce I had just put in the fridge that day.
Did you get it off of the top shelf?"
"I don't know...maybe. It's kind of rubbery, too."
Rubbery? Puzzled, I turned to see Kyle...peeling a cabbage.
(So, yeah; my son had never seen a fresh cabbage before. What?! Who makes their own coleslaw?!)
We laughed pretty hard.
Why did I have a rare cabbage in my home, you ask? Well, read on!
Many months ago, I received a package of Survival Seeds (from Hometown Seeds), in exchange for posting a text ad in my sidebar. I was happy to receive them, because I knew that my friend Dawn had a big garden and would know what to do with them. (Remember, I have a black thumb! Plus, we don't get enough sunlight here in the woods.) Dawn took gentle care of those seeds; she kept them separate from her other seeds said that the Survival Seeds did a remarkable job surviving, compared to her other seeds; they all came up nicely. When the day finally came to put the plants out, Dawn even made a special little plot for them! She and her family have planted, weeded, and begun harvesting the Survival Seeds bounty, as well as that from the rest of her huge garden, and I feel like a grasshopper! (Think The Ants and the Grasshopper fable.)
She keeps sharing with me! (Yes, I know--I owe her, big time!)
Here are some of the results from the Survival Garden:
(Don't stress about the carrots; they were just the babies that were weeded out to make room for the others.)
I've been loving the bounty of Dawn's garden this summer...
I really don't know how I'm going to repay her.
And I must repay her, because it's going to be a long winter,
and I recently took this photo at Dawn's house:
Thanks, Dawn, for sowing the Survival Seeds,
but also using your green thumb on the seeds of our friendship. :)