Tonight my husband did the initial tilling of our garden. We are doubling its size this year. I am so excited about it! I love the smell of the freshly turned soil. It made me think of all the yummy goodness we are going to plant soon. This year we are planting; strawberries, roma tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, green onions, sweet onions, zuchini, green peppers, celery, peas, green beans, lettuce, and of course sweet corn. I can already taste it.
I have lots of plans for homemade spaghetti sauce, zuchini bread, and lots of freezing and canning. My Grandpa has grapes, apples, and blackberries that I can't wait to get my hands on. I plan on making apple pie filling, applesauce, and apple butter. My husband requests blackberry jam and pie. I love cherry tomatoes! When I was a little girl my grama always had cherry tomatoes planted along side her house. I called them, "balls." I would pick them and pop them straight into my mouth. There is photo evidence of this too.
Nothing tastes better than fresh produce. There is an indescribable satisfaction of planting a seed, caring for it, and watching it grow. There's a lot of work before the harvest. Along with the garden comes weeds, sweating, and mosquitoes. All things that I am not a fan of! I am literally a mosquito magnet! But, it is totally worth it.