Why Fake and Bake When You can Snow and Grow? - Page 2
We may never know why so many of our garden plot neighbors moved out. Did the HOA get a look at their lawn ornaments? Was the view of the powerlines too much for their delicate cukes? All we know is that new owners have taken over their plots. And these new owners aren't bringing wind chimes and ceramic gnomes. They're bringing the help.
Imagine my surprise to find my neighbor's mow-and-blow crew roto tilling an empty plot just down the way from mine. A quick conversation yielded an offer from Juan to do the same for me. Only $150. Juan confirmed he was also available to plant my organic veggies and tend to them too. Why not? He was already going to be over there, after all, taking care of the McJonesysmithniks garden plot for them.
Here is where I float off. I'm picturing some housewife showing up at her kids preschool with a big bountiful basket of greens, dirt still clinging to the roots. "I grew it all myself" she'd say, smiling, make up and hair a vision of perfection. Her glowing white french tipped nails would be the ideal contrast to the natural bounty. Everyone would wonder how she found the time to garden too - what with her busy yoga, highlights and shopping schedule.
Welcome to Stepford.
As far as I'm concerned, if you don't work the soil yourself, you can't claim the victory. You want to fake your own organic veg? Wise up Stepford-ites. It's called the farmers market! You might see me there scoring some red carrots. But the dirt under my nails? That's from growing my own crops.
Ciaran Blumenfeld is the publisher of Momfluential Media. She hopes she doesn't kill her veggies again this year but if she does she has no Juan to blame.This is an original post to LA Moms Blog.