Five years and another baby later, I flew back and experienced a Maine garden for the first time!! With the longer winters, their growing season is a bit shorter I think the plants must feel that urgency to grow quick and big right from the start, I imagine all their seeds jumping about like little Mexican jumping beans! Here's my daughter peeking over the edge of one of many laundry baskets of produce from Martha's garden.
Her son Andy at his young age thought nothing of driving a whole tractor load of siblings and cousins!
Martha and the scarecrow---I don't see a fence around this garden at all--don't deer come though the gardens in Maine? or Mooses??
My youngest daughter--looks like she could get lost in this garden!
Martha's girls, Kaitlyn and Lisbeth (hoeing the garden's edge)
I couldn't resist scanning this old photo--we're all spending the day at a county fair? The whole crew. Since I was traveling and visiting with my kids I felt bold and brave enough to change my hair--I had a permanent--that's me next to Martha--furthest lady to the right in the back row--- the one who, because of the permanent, looks like Jean Wilder!!