Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Distraught and Heartbroken
I am utterly distraught and heartbroken. Say it isn't so, PLEASE! The local garden, Conrad's, that I have been going to since I was a child is selling! They will sell out to local developers probably who will ruin the ground by developing a shopping mall or houses. The 400+ acre farm has been growing and selling produce since the 1930's. I used to go there with my Granny and Momma. Before there, we went to a place called Bogg's but that has long gone too. We even used to be able to pick our own produce. Unfortunately the town has started closing in on the farm and so the land is highly coveted to destroy. I'm am just beside myself with grief on losing history but understand that the Conrad's are tired and ready to let it go, to take a vacation once in awhile. It's a very sad day when we lose precious farmland, especially good bottoms farmland. My Momma and Granny would be as upset as I am if they were alive. No more taking the kiddos to the gardens and bringing home bushels of corn, peas or tomatoes to freeze and can. Life as we know and knew will be but fond memory. I was actually going to head out there this week to get some purple hull peas and I will have to MAKE that happen!