You wouldn’t think tennis balls, Thomas Jefferson, and lettuce have anything in common but Tennis Ball lettuce is an heirloom variety Thomas Jefferson grew on his farm at Monticello. Visiting Monicello and Mount Vernon are high on my bucket list. Not only do I respect these statesmen and their role as Founding Fathers I also admire their role as Founding Farmers. Tennis ball is a cultivar still available today to plant in your garden. This can be your own piece of history to continue cultivating and saving seed from!
- Growing Organic
My husband and I own 5 acres in New Harmony, Utah. Being self-reliant and wise stewards of our land has always been a priority. I have been growing a garden and raising berries, herbs, vegetables, and fruit organically for 10 years. Through extending the season and preserving food we produce much of our own food. I believe with a little wisdom and effort anyone can be successful in gardening. We have home schooled our children for the last 21 years and are now empty nesters. It was a treasured journey and now I'm enjoying watching my children begin this same adventure with our grandchildren. Along with gardening our we have chickens, ducks, and dairy goats. I enjoy many interests including sewing, quilting, cooking, reading, archery, target shooting, preparedness, and making my own lotions and soaps. Our family goal has been to love the Lord, liberty, and learning. Each day brings new challenges and adventures and great opportunities.
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