Thursday, June 11, 2009

Generation Next

It's so gratifying to see the enthusiasm of our son, almost three years old, in growing, harvesting, and eating his own vegetables. He still talks about the calendula seeds he planted in tiny little pots back in April, marveling at the fact that they're now flowering. Every visitor to our house gets a fresh-picked lettuce leaf thrust into their faces before they even reach the front door. He's so proud.

Today we filled a salad bowl with snap peas in the humid June drizzle. When we went inside for lunch, I cooked a grilled cheese sandwich while he transferred every last pea to his own little plate. Now that is a rousing endorsement.


julie.ornelas said...

You are such an amazing mother, Kate. For the love of peas!

Mark said...

It's all daddy's work

Kate said...

Julie, you sweet thing! You can come and eat our peas anytime.

And shut up, Mark.

CopalFreak said...

Hi there! Came across your blog while searching for Trinidad Purple Coffee peppers. I cannot find a place to purchase any seeds or plants, and don't think I could drive to Maryland for a visit to Valley View Farms. (The unusual color of these is ALMOST enough to make me take a weeks vacation from work and make a road trip of it though...almost..)

I noticed you had gotten your hands on some and was wondering how they were doing and if you would be willing to pass on any seeds.

P.S. - Thanks for the recepies! Those sweet potato ginger muffins sound awesome! Gonna try some soon.

Kate said...
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Kate said...

CopalFreak, we will totally hook you up. The Purple Coffee seeds propagated well for us last year--better than a lot of other fussy peppers. Email us at skaldron(at)gmail(dot)com and we'll send some over to you. Keep in mind that we're in the process of moving right now, so there will be a bit of a delay.

Thanks for your kind words and the shout-out on your blog, too!