I’ve lived a semi-adventurous life, I will admit. A life full of cruises, out of country trips, winning sporting events, almost being killed by a horse…ya know, lots of fun stuff. But I don’t think I’ve ever had as much fun as starting seedlings and seeing them sprout right before my eyes.
I honestly shouldn’t even make this about me. My husband literally goes to the mudroom and lays on the cold hard tile so that he can be eye level with our little sprouts. They don’t even have to be sprouted…he enjoys the thrill of the yes or no of it all just as much as I do.
I can’t put my finger on why we are finding so much enjoyment out of this journey. Maybe it’s because we have little to no idea what we are doing and spending majority of our time hoping for the best.
Or maybe it’s the realization that IF our seeds start how they are supposed to and we end up with a bountiful carrot harvest our freezer and storage space will make for a very fresh tasting winter next year.
Whatever it may be, how cool is it that we started with nothing and in turn are producing SOMETHING.
Also, I have to ask…
Have YOU ever had a carrot fresh out of the ground?
No, i’m not talking about those cute little baby carrots you get in snack packs or even the large carrots you can buy in plastic baggies from the grocery store.
(honestly, I can’t eat the baby carrots anymore because they just taste like water to me)
If your answer is no, that is my challenge to you this summer. Find the freshest possible carrot you can find and only then will you understand my fascination.
This whole process of growing our own food and forcing ourselves to work hours of painstaking physical labor to prepare our land is e x h i l a r a t i n g to say the least.
It’s unlike anything we’ve ever done and brilliantly so it’s a way for me and my husband to spend quality time together…NO PHONES.
Because in case you didn’t know, it’s super duper hard to scroll social media when your hands are full of sticks or soil.
I’m very curious as to your favorite gardening tips or even what you are adding to your garden this year! Let me know in the comments!