Strip: This is Summer Plotting (Part 1)

This is Pi Day #013.a

Lettuce turnip the beet. It’s garden party time!

The first thing we “built” in our backyard upon moving into the house was a vegetable garden. I grew six potato plants and a small bunch of chives.

I could get all groovie-hippie-earth-dad here, but the reality is that I just like reminding myself that we wouldn’t completely starve if the food distribution network collapsed: we’d have at least a week’s worth of salad and enough berries to bake a pie or two… over the burning remains of society.

Gah!

I also didn’t want to have one of those kids who says matter-o-factly that food comes from “the grocery store” when asked. I knew kids like that when I was a scout leader in a big city: Milk comes from a jug. Meat comes from a freezer. Veggies are in aisle one right by the door.

No, The Girl will get her hands dirty, even just a little bit.

And hopefully in the process her dad will learn to grow something besides a heckuva lotta weeds.

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