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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Homestead Envy part 2.5- show offs

My Dad read my article on how envious I am of his winter garden and he wanted to rub it in.  So to add insult to injury, here are the goodies they got out of their garden for CHRISTMAS dinner.  Yup, on December 25th.  *sigh*.... one day I will live with a beautiful garden such as theirs, appropriate for my garden zone of course. 

 Broccolini (second growth broccoli- or in this case, probably 4th or 5th) straight from the garden.  I wonder- do you have to still steam it and pick out the grubs in the middle of winter like you do in summer?  It's not really gross, it just makes for a fun game at dinner time!
Garrett the Chicken man with more produce in front- Dad, what is this?
Lettuce and sweet potatoes
 When we visited for Thanksgiving, we cooked 1, yes ONE, sweet potato and it was enough to feed us all!  That might be a little bit of an exaggeration for Thanksgiving, where there were 21 people to feed.  Maybe we had to cook 2.  They were HUGE!

And of course, the Christmas tree, which was cut from the top of a cedar in the graveyard in their front yard. 

Merry Christmas, Mom and Dad!  I love you so much!

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