What do you do if you have a couple new raised beds in your backyard and a big pile of rich, black, smelly dirt in the driveway? Make soup! That’s right, make soup. Then call some people up and invite them over for lunch in exchange for hauling a few wheelbarrows full of dirt into the backyard. It worked! Both new friends and old showed up and it was like an old-fashioned barn raising. Some friends brought a friend of theirs so there was one person who’d never even met us out there hauling our dirt. People had fun, connected, and it was a great day. We learned that sometimes you just have to ask for help. Now I know who I’m giving all that zucchini to come August.
We’re growing our own food.