Last week I visited my great-aunt, Alvina, and she showed me all around her farm. She reminisced about all her years there and told stories of longstanding traditions. Of course I couldn't help but take a few pictures as we wandered around outside.
I was eager to see how asparagus grows and she kindly saved some for me to cut.
Alvina advises storing the spears in water until ready to use. I happened to use a blue glass (Alvina has a collection of blues dishes as well) and decided it looked more like a bouquet than a vegetable.
I'll tell you more about this during our Flashback Friday's but she also shared her mother's (my great grandmother's) handwritten recipe notepad with me. I was able to photograph every page and am quite eager to look over the recipes. Most were for food, but this one give instructions on making soap from lye, rainwater, borax and grease. I'm so thankful we can still read the writing on most pages. What a treasure!
Food for Thought: "The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him." -Lamentations 3:24