Friday, July 4, 2014
The Evening Harvest
The evening harvest is one of my favourite times of the day. With a cup of tea in hand, I slowly walk around the yard checking in on the gardens, and harvesting, a little bit here and a little bit there, for our dinner. Last night Swiss chard, kale, salad greens, dill, parsley, and chives, along with some eggs from our hens, made the little trip from garden to kitchen, and then to our plates for dinner.
For me, this evening harvest is a simple pleasure tucked into my day at the perfect time. But really, it isn't all that simple. From the plans manifested during the dark, cold winter months, the seed ordering and planting, the tending and nurturing, and then finally, the food making its way inside to the table. When I think back, the whole process is anything but simple, but it is a pleasure, and one that fills me with great joy.
Happy 4th of July to all my American friends. Enjoy your celebrations.