There’s nothing more satisfying than eating healthy food that you have grown or raised yourself. Summer on the Prairies is a time to enjoy the fruits of your labor. After toiling in the garden – planting, weeding, tilling, watering (not this year on our farm) – it’s finally time to reap the rewards. I love biting into a crisp salad filled with ingredients from the garden – lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, carrots, onions. Or sinking my teeth into a cob of sweet corn, savoring those smooth mashed potatoes or enjoying fresh beans and peas. Unfortunately summer on the Prairies is short and sweet and there’s a small window to be able to enjoy this fresh produce. For this Wordless Wednesday blog post, I’m sharing some photos of our garden on the farm.
Do you have a garden? What’s your favorite thing to eat from the garden? Please leave a comment below. I love hearing from you.
I decided to grow herbs this year. I have basil, oregano, dill, as well as chives, spanish onions and jalapenos. I have been able to use the basil, oregano and chives so far. I’m giving the jalapenos more time to grow, and the onions won’t be ready until the fall.
That’s great, Candace! We also have a few herbs and onions in our garden, but no jalapenos. I have a feeling we won’t be planting those any time soon. My family’s not big on hot and spicy food.
Beets and Swiss Chard. .and more beets. . .beets and beets!!
I’m in mourning because I couldn’t have a garden this year due to the releveling of our yard. .sob:(
. . .guess I have to raid the farmers markets. . but it just isn’t the same. .
Thanks for commenting, Colleen! We usually plant beets as well, but we’ve never planted swiss chard. It’s too bad that you couldn’t have a garden this year. Oh well, there’s always next year. Farmers’ markets are the next best thing. I was at the St. Norbert Farmers’ Market recently and they had lots of local produce for sale.
As an apartment dweller I don’t have a garden (although my solitary cactus is doing extremely well!) but I certainly enjoy devouring the fruits of labour of a local farmer. It always tastes fresher than the grocery store. 🙂
I absolutely agree. And thanks for supporting Manitoba farmers!