Today Lemondrop and I made our weekly trip to the farm we own a share in to get our bounty of veggies. After we had claimed our organic booty from the bins of squash, beets, cabbage, carrots, cucumbers, lettuce, kale and bok choy, to name a few, we made our way to one of the greenhouses to pick basil; some to dry and the rest to make pesto.
Having spent her first two years in a facility primarily consisting of hard solid surfaces Lemondrop isnt too keen on the soft vegetation kind of ground we have in abundance around here. She is better now than when she first came home, she’ll walk on the lawn at the house, but you’re really pushing it if you expect anything more than that.
Consequently she wont stray far from the main building at the farm before she is insisting on being picked up and carried the rest of the way. Our sturdy little girl gets heavy quick so I bring a wagon with me to haul our goods, and her, around. She is quite content with the arraignment.
When we got to the greenhouse I asked if she wanted to get out of the wagon and join me. A little shake of the head told me definitively ‘no’.
However when I told her that we were there to pick some basil for Momma she was quick to reconsider and lifted her arms for me to assist her out.
She gingerly made her way into the greenhouse and, following my lead, started plucking leaves and putting them into the bag that I brought for her.
After I had pretty much filled my bag I was ready to leave but this was a girl on a mission for her Momma and she kept plucking away…..
NOTE: although there were birds to be heard while we were there, the limits of my cellphone made them hard to hear so most of what you hear I added afterwards for atmosphere.
Have a Magical Day!