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Just as an indication of how few triumphs I've been experiencing lately, let me tell you that I felt absurdly proud last night when I was able to do a stirfry for supper with the veggies provided from my own garden: the first of the rainbow carrots, the last of the sugar snap peas, the almost-last of the purple bush beans, and the first ripe cherry tomatoes.

And yes, all those veggies did seem to taste much better than usual, just knowing that I'd grown them myself.

Of course, I did have to wade through the weeds to find anything to pick (once I plant, I'm pretty much done as far as garden maintenance is concerned, because by the time the seeds and seedlings are in the ground it's usually starting to get way too hot and muggy for me).

But in a strange way that makes the triumph all the sweeter: I battled with the weeds to find the hidden goodies, and I emerged victorious! Yay, me!
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posted by [identity profile] jwaneeta.livejournal.com at 12:11am on 01/07/2009
It's pretty neat, isn't? I ate my first batch of wax beans the other day. SO FUN. :D
 
posted by [identity profile] revdorothyl.livejournal.com at 06:33pm on 01/07/2009
And you feel so virtuous eating fresh veggies that didn't require any petroleum products to produce and get to market (beyond the petroleum products already used, no doubt, to produce and market the seeds . . . but I'm taking the 'win' anyway!).
 
posted by [identity profile] jwaneeta.livejournal.com at 02:58am on 02/07/2009
Aw, dude, you recc'd me at fourthvine. :) That was an upper, bb. Thank you!
 
posted by [identity profile] texanfan.livejournal.com at 02:12pm on 01/07/2009
Given how much work gardening is I'd actually consider that a fairly major victory. Life is composed of tiny victories or tiny defeats. It's all in the eye of the beholder.
 
posted by [identity profile] revdorothyl.livejournal.com at 06:31pm on 01/07/2009
Major victory -- I like the sound of that!

Thanks!
 
posted by [identity profile] jonesiexxx.livejournal.com at 07:06pm on 01/07/2009
I think that's totally triumphy. Go you!

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