Saturday, August 31, 2013
What do you miss?
In the midst of all of this - it's hard to remember things that are "normal" back home. Going to Home Depot and getting whatever kind of plant you want for your garden. Pick up your plants, your fertilizer, a few gardening tools, and waalaa...you have a garden. Here it's a whole other world. Nothing eatable comes in plant form - everything must be grown from seed, then transplanted, then prayed upon to grow to fruition. I've not had a lot of success.
What grows...what doesn't. Between the harsh sun and the torrential downpours, it's hard to figure out what will grow and what will perish.
I found two tomato plants the other day at a local nursery, and I couldn't have been more excited. Now let's just see if I can keep them alive. Yes, those are the kinds of things I miss. Obviously friends, family, hanging out time, a sense of belonging...but in the midst of that - things that are "normal" - things like growing a garden...let's see where this takes me....