Well, my sweets, the time has come! Charming and I deeply apologize that you’ve had to wait so long to find your new home…
But things have been rather crazy around here, what with us going to Utah, trying to recover from Utah, having our upright freezer break, trying to save all the food in our upright freezer, getting a new upright freezer, having our car break down, trying to schedule a mechanic for our car…
But through it all, you’ve done so well!
Look at you, carrots! You finally have your trademark leaves that I recognize from my childhood! Dad always assigned me to weed you because my fingers were small enough to gently separate your slender leaves from the surrounding weeds.
And my word, zucchinis!! My freezer will be packed to the gills by the time you’re done!!
And I’m so proud of my broccolis, cantaloupes, watermelons and lettuces! You took a while getting here, but now you’re shooting up!
Awww, and my wee celeries up in the top left corner! You took the very longest of all, but you’re here! And you’re going to taste fantastic in my crock pot beef stew!!
And we can’t forget our dear corns. You made a bold entrance and have held steady!
Until this week. Now you’re shriveling up and flopping into sad remnants of possibility! What’s wrong?? Are you too cold? Too wet? You look kind of moldy… Do you prefer the hot deserts of Nevada and Idaho?
Or do you pine for the great outdoors?? Oh dear, I really should look you up in my garden book or ask my Dad.
Take heart, little corns! Tonight will be our final tilling and then you’ll be safe in your new homes before dark!!