There seem to be these phases of growing into adulthood, other than the usual kids and buying a house. And I believe one of them is becoming a gardener. I've always loved flowers and herbs but not enough to truly grow a garden. And now that we have a very large backyard - I'm very excited to begin cultivating it.
Last weekend my husband and I planted a pear and fig tree. We're still not there yet on the raised beds but we will get there. What I absolutely love about having a garden is being able to go right out my back yard and pluck a cherry tomato for my salad or add rosemary to breads or oils. There is something precious about cultivating your own food.
I will say I'm also incredibly lucky that my inlaws are experts at growing a vegetable garden AND they have chickens. Their eggs are the best! And you know whats also cool about having a garden you actually don't need a large backyard. You can grow vertical gardens in tight spaces or simply keep small potted plants on your porch - it's what we did before we had an actual yard.
I hope you enjoy this season with fresh herbs and vegetables - especially if they're from you garden!