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."