"The love of dirt is among the earliest of passions, as it is the latest. Mud-pies gratify one of our first and best instincts. So long as we are dirty, we are pure. Fondness for the ground comes back to a man after he has run the round of pleasure and business, eaten dirt, and sown wild oats, drifted about the world, and taken the wind of all its moods. The love of digging in the ground (or of looking on while he pays another to dig) is as sure to come back to him, as he is sure, at last, to go under the ground, and stay there."
- Charles Dudley Warner, My Summer in a Garden, 1870
It is a busy day in the garden here at Throwback Road. Peas were planted at the beginning of the week and today I am putting in carrots, lettuces, spinach, beets, radishes, and transplanting my cabbage starts. I am a little behind and hope that everything takes. Our last frost date is May 30th so I am really cutting it close.
I normally wear my Ethel Gloves in the garden, but today I felt like getting a little dirty! The felling could not have been better. The chilly soil between my fingers always brings me so much happiness. My little one was taking a nap and I was able to listen to some good music, plant my seeds, and enjoy the earth.
I hope that everyone is enjoying their Friday and have some great plans for the weekend. I will hopefully get most of my plantings done today and then have some fun with the boys. Time to get back outside and keep planting!
Do you plant with gloves on or off?
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