One day when my eldest was at Activity Days at church, I took my youngest out to hunt for asparagus. She had already gotten dressed in her pajamas for the evening, but she jumped at the chance to go for a ride for an hour while we waited to pick up my other daughter.
I love the unrestrained enthusiasm my daughter gets from things that grow. Watching her harvest things from the garden and seeing the joy she gets from it truly lifts my heart and inspires me to garden.
In a little less than an hour, we visited probably 10 asparagus plants and came home with a handful of fresh, wild sprigs. Not bad numbers, but truly we came home with a lot more than that. We came home with "hunting" experience and fun memories to boot!
Incidentally, we had so much fun hunting that we had to get the entire family involved, so a week later, we set out for a 20 minute detour from one of the errands we were running, and hunted asparagus as a family. We came home with another handful, which we washed up, put in a plastic bag and stuck in the fridge until I was ready to use it. I love to make roasted asparagus with a little olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper. My kids prefer chomping into it raw, and except the somewhat bitter tips, it tastes a lot like sugar snap peas.
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