Proud Pickings

There must be so many pictures of fruit and veg floating around on the internet this time of year and I asked myself why I felt compelled to share this pic- it’s just another bunch of fruit and veg, right?
However the overwhelming sense of satisfaction of quite literally picking the fruits of your labour is one that must go back thousands of years. Days, weeks, months of preparing soil, sowing and planting, the never ending battle with weeds and pests that could destroy your hard work in a heartbeat all become worth it when you pick that first berry and it explodes in your mouth with a taste and sweetness that captures Summer more brilliantly than words.
Yes there is definitely something about being able to provide for yourself through using your hands and working with Mother Nature. I still feel amazed, excited and grateful every time I pick something we’ve grown together.

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