Friday, April 13, 2012

I've waited three years for this.

Three years ago I married my dream man, and the first crop he wanted to plant in our garden was asparagus.  If you're unfamiliar with the growing habits of asparagus, you'll be interested to know that it's best to wait three years to harvest asparagus.  So, as we near the celebration of our third anniversary, we got to harvest our first asparagus and enjoy it for dinner that same evening.  It's such fun to walk twenty feet, from the garden to your kitchen, and eat what you just picked.  Such fun!

Chris made an incredible meal, to which I exclaimed, "that's a blogable meal!"  It's almost completely local...from the steak that was pastured by my uncle on my grandfather's land and processed by a local meat company, to the egg yolks in the hollandaise sauce from our backyard chicken eggs, and, of course, the asparagus.  Isn't it beautiful?

I posted previously that our house, and our asparagus patch, are on the market.  We accepted an offer on our home last week, so it's sweet that we were able to actually enjoy the first asparagus crop before we move.  Apparently, the buyer is excited about the organic vegetable garden that we created, and we're sad to leave it all but hope our next move is into our forever home where we'll plant asparagus again, wait three years, and then enjoy the harvest for many, many years to come.

Hope you've found some locally grown asparagus to enjoy this year.  Trust me, it's incredible straight from the source.  As hubby says, "very sweet."


  1. How exciting with the move! I hope you guys will still be close enough to Wichita for the possibility of us getting together. Good luck with everything!

  2. Yes, it is exciting. We're trying to figure out where we'll be going we'll definitely be close enough to Wichita to get together. We should do that sometime. Claire has kept us busy this year.

  3. I just read your blog for the first time. This is great. I especially like your listing of local food producers and the restaurants that use them.

  4. Thanks for the positive feedback Jay, I appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment.

    If you're in the local area, I hope that you are able to use some of the info from the local producers list. The dates for the farmers' markets are not necessarily up to date, but many have contact info so you can find out the details if you'd like more info. It's harder for me to update info since I have a little one now, but as people email me with things that need to be changed I am able to update things.