Granny has been anxious to get her garden plowed and her spring veggies planted. Over the weekend we managed to accomplish both. The crazy girl in the photo was there to help too.
The Deer Hunter manned the tiller and the chainsaw. He and Granny decided one tree that had started shading the garden needed to come down. The Deer Hunter tied the tree off to another tree in the direction he wanted it to fall and Chitter pulled the rope at just the right time. Granny and I were their audience.
Granny’s plum tree…unlike mine it seems to know when to bloom
In no time flat they had the tree down and sawed up. Once it was cleared away we planted onions, radishes, and lettuce for Granny.
Of course along with all the work there had to be time for some visiting too.
I’m glad we got all the spring garden chores completed for Granny. She’s gotten so feeble I’m not sure how much she can get out and work in the garden this year, but she loves to garden more than anybody I ever saw and I aim to have her a garden if all she can do is set and look at it.
Come cook with me!
MOUNTAIN FLAVORS – TRADITIONAL APPALACHIAN COOKING
Location: John C. Campbell Folk School – Brasstown, NC
Date: Sunday, June 23 – Saturday, June 29, 2019
Instructors: Carolyn Anderson, Tipper Pressley
Experience the traditional Appalachian method of cooking, putting up, and preserving the bounty from nature’s garden. Receive hands-on training to make and process a variety of jellies, jams, and pickles for winter eating. You’ll also learn the importance of dessert in Appalachian culture and discover how to easily make the fanciest of traditional cakes. Completing this week of cultural foods, a day of bread making will produce biscuits and cornbread. All levels welcome.
Along with all that goodness Carolyn and I have planned a couple of field trips to allow students to see how local folks produce food for their families. The Folk School offers scholarships you can go here to find out more about them. For the rest of the class details go here.