When I asked a friend what she might like to read about in my weekly newspaper column the week of Thanksgiving, she said, anything but one of those “Thanksgiving Thankful” write ups.
So I didn’t write about that for the newspaper. Instead, I’ll post it here on my blog!
This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for...
I am thankful for:
Good health, for without it gardening would be a spectator sport and I like to be in the game.
All the food that I’ll eat tomorrow, because my older sister and her family do all the cooking, so I just have to show up and eat and then eat some more, and that will leave time to garden, weather permitting
Relatives, including my immediate family. They are smart, fun, and a joy to be around, even if some of them don't actually garden.
Dirt, or rather soil, the foundation of any garden, because I have some pretty good dirt in my garden.
Every season we have, even winter, because it does give us a chance to rest from the garden and plan for next year.
Never having had to go to bed hungry and having enough to share with others, especially from my own vegetable garden.
Iced green tea from Starbucks, so refreshing after a day in the garden.
New and continuing opportunities I’ve had this past year to have some of my writing published in Horticulture and a weekly newspaper column.
Garden blogging because of all I've learned from it and the people I’ve met through it; once just pixels on a screen, they are now real people, real gardeners, real friends.