This is Deputy Digby Pancake. It’s true. We have to leave the farm soon, at the end of the month.
And as sad as we are about it, we have to leave because the farm closes for a little while. They have a lot of work to do. And so they only invite campers for a few months. But I had an idea.
I’ve always, always, always wanted to find some pancake seeds. It seems like I would have been able to find them by now. But I haven’t. However, I did notice something the other day. All those tomatoes that Girl Person keeps eating have seeds. I love when she’s happy.
And so I thought that maybe a good idea would be to see what we could grow from those seeds, get a little dirt, and take it with us on the road. Who says you can’t take it with you? I’m gonna try.
So yesterday, there was a tomato at the market that no one wanted. Normally, probably the bisons would get it. But I had other plans. Sorry, bisons.
We took the tomato with us and Girl Person said we were going to try and get the seeds out.
That way, the seeds could grow plants which would grow more tomatoes. We picked something called an heirloom tomato.
So we took out the seeds and saved them.
And now they are doing something called fermenting, Girl Person said.
It’s not going to be a fast process to grow the tomatoes. But we are in no hurry.
In fact, the most fun is watching the magic happen.
You never know. One day I might find those pancake seeds I’ve been looking for. But until then, instead of focusing our energy on the sadness of leaving the farm, we will focus our energy on growing appreciation. Appreciation for the wonderful things the farm taught us.
Just like every place we have visited on our travels, we take a piece of it in our hearts. But I’ll take a piece of pizza when we can make our own sauce with these tomatoes.
Growing the farm in the RV will help us focus on what we enjoyed here and how to find that again. Are you missing something like the farm? Do you long for the same feeling you had when you were there?
Right now, our world is different. And we can’t safely do the things we used to yet. So until then, don’t give up. Try to find a way to grow the feelings for your favorite things and places.
We changed our date of departure till May 28th.
We didn’t want to drive when so many will be on the road. And until then, we will grow our tomatoes and try to grow our anticipation for what lies ahead.
–Deputy Digby Pancake
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Tomatoes are wonderful to grow, and it sounds as though you have picked a very good one to try. Heirloom tomatoes are very very special, kind of like the people who are going to try growing some! May your crops and your Joys be abundant! I wish you safe travels, gentle days, and plenty of tomatoes to make your pizza sauce! Love you so much!!