Saturday, February 28, 2009

The beginning...

I sat in my hotel room in Switzerland and watched a woman from a nearby home plant her garden. First she had a load of topsoil delivered, then she smoothed it meticulously, then she measured it out in blocks with her meterstick, then she changed my life.

I was there a month and by the time I left, she had planted her sets and the garden was growing. I wanted to do the same.

Half a year later, we were eating our first crops, a few greens and beans.

But first we had to buy some land...

This was only a beginning. We had so much to learn, and so many adventures ahead. It was tough, and it was satisfying. And it turned out it was our financial salvation. But we didn't know what was coming, back then in early 1976.

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