Friday, March 30, 2012

Old Photo Friday: Life in Larchmont

When we first moved away from Manhattan, we lived in Larchmont - a suburb in Westchester, NY, about 15 miles from our old apartment on the Upper West Side.

Because I found the idea of living in the suburbs so abhorrent, I referred to it as us "moving to the Country," and I made our best go at enjoying the fun it was for City kids to have a garden, and a yard.

Now we live in suburban New Jersey, with soil so poor we can't grow anything, although I keep trying.

And as another unremarkable gardening season begins here, I'm reminded of our very nice little Larchmont garden that first suburban summer. Our garden that with very little effort required grew vegetables and bloomed flowers, and I miss it.

And I remember my daughters delighted faces when our weekly Farm Share would show-up on the front porch  - somehow not knowing what would be there make it exciting even for kids who were almost guaranteed not to eat any of it.

So this year, I am hoping to get around to signing-up for a Farm Share before it's too late. Because there certainly isn't going to be much coming up out of the ground here. I'm willing to accept that.

If you're in New Jersey, here's a list of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs.


ThePishPosh said...

I do feel your pain. I used to have the most beautiful garden that I put my heart and soul into. Then I moved to a new place - a place I hate actually - and for reasons of soil, climate, and also my unhappiness - I just can't grow anything. So different to go out in the yard and not be in love with it.

I love your solution though, bring a little of the garden into the home with Farmshare. I used to do that in my previous place and it was wonderful!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I looked that up once and found that there are several in my area. I really ought to do that because I LOVE fresh veggies! So you'd better get on it and DO it too. You wrote it on your blog. Now you gotta. ;)

Chrisite O Tate said...

I love that you keep trying. Those tomatoes look good to me!

RandomHandprints said...

Thanks! Every year hope for a good crop is renewed!

RandomHandprints said...

I totally agree! I love fresh veggies I "have" to eat because they're there in my kitchen.

RandomHandprints said...

Farmshare really is a magical way to reap the rewards of gardening without gardening!

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