How do I love our backyard garden…let me count the ways.
I mean, I could go on forever.

First and foremost it has taught me how you can  plant a seed, care for it, then eventually enjoy every delicious bite it lovingly yields. Proof that you can teach an old dog new tricks! Now I pass that on down to my grandkids. I will forever have the memory of my grandson Vincent giving me a strawberry plant one Mother’s day and how he proudly now presents me with ripe strawberries — one by one. Or how my husband lets him pick the tomatoes that are ripe and the smile he has when bringing them into the kitchen to me.

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I mean…just look at that face!

Secondly, I love serving up a meal to my guests after showing them the garden and what I’ve used from it for their meal. It always brings ‘oohs and aahs’, which I shamefully must admit I enjoy 😉

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Lastly, it gives me such satisfaction on a busy morning to run out to the yard, choose a quick and healthy side to my eggs or toast, then come back to the kitchen and have it literally ready within minutes.

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So thanks to my husband who tirelessly works on our garden, ensuring we have healthy and delicious produce at our fingertips at a moment’s notice…even in the desert! Yeah, I think I’ll keep him.