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Gardening with GrasshopperThe Mr. and I spent Mother’s Day in Seattle helping building a deck with our daughter, son-in-law and grandson, who I call the grasshoppper.  It’s usually my job to entertain the grasshopper away from the power tools,  which is hard to do since he really loves all things construction.   That day we were weeding the new raised beds in anticipation of vegetable planting.  He was gleefully pitching weeds and clumps of sod towards the fence, since baseball is his other passion.  I said, “What are you going to plant?  Maybe you could plant some carrots or tomatoes or peas.” “Uh-huh,” he said, then paused and you could see the wheels turning, then he shouted, “I’m going to plant pasta seeds and pizza seeds!”  I said, “That’s a great idea!”  Because it is – the idea that food doesn’t come from the fridge, the store, or even the farmer’s market.  It comes from the garden.

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