The feel of sun warmed soil, the smell of tomato plants, the satisfaction of time well spent in the garden…. nothing can compare. Since i was 7 years old i have raised a garden. Some years it was a huge swath of the back yard, and other years it was a few potted tomatoes and basil. Last year amid the pandemic i renewed my passion for growing our own vegetables and it was satisfying to head to the back yard and just pick weeds, listening to the birds singing, and the neighbor kids playing. And those harvests of fresh tomatoes, eggplant, beans and peppers were the best.
For many of us alive now we have not know the struggles of the great depression of the 1930s, but heard stories and saw pictures. Both of my parents were young adults during that time, struggling to find work, and help bring in revenue to …
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