Today Nancy and I visited some of our gardeners. I think today was particularly awe-inspiring. One of our gardeners, Armilda Barnes was busy shucking corn when we drove up. Armilda has a 2 acre plot with beans, tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, sweet corn and hominy corn. She also has a smaller plot on the other side of her house with a variety of fruits and veggies growing. In addition to canning something out of her garden pretty much everyday, Armilda raises three beautiful grandkids that are full of kindness and imagination. On her property she also has an orchard heavy with fruit, hogs, and chickens. She raises and prepares food for an eight person household. She keeps busy and with a joyous, seize-the-day attitude.
|Armilda shucking corn|