Monday, May 18, 2009

May 18

Today I had the day off and went to my sisters house about 20 minutes from me. On the way I passed a farm where I spent a lot of time as a teenager. I worked on this celery farm all through high school. In the spring we planted tiny plants in the green house, later we transplanted them into a field riding on a 2 person planter down these rows. When they were grown, we trimmed, cleaned and packed it for shipping.
I think these fields are neat to see, with the black dirt and the long rows of celery.

11 comments:

Cindy said...

Love this picture!

Darla said...

i have never seen celery plants. very interesting. thanks for sharing, i love seeing new things like that!

Christina said...

Interesting! Thanks for sharing!

bentonflocke said...

beautiful childhood memory!!

Wonderful picture! Hope you enjoyed the day at your sister!

Ana said...

Celery farm!
It's amazing that people talk so much about tropical forest and don't remember how rich natre is everywhere.
Thank you for the photo.

Dot O said...

Really nice capture, Mari - we love celery in this house!

Cherdecor said...

The black dirt with the light green plants is so striking. I am glad you have good memories from your work in the fields.

All My Blessings said...

When I was a kid I wanted to work so bad and just didn't have a way to get there. (I found ways but mostly weren't dependable) Now I just love the smell of the dirt and the freshness of the veggies. Now, is there a way to get someone interested in working? Kae

Sara G said...

Great photo, Mari.
I had never seen a celery farm either. Thanks so much for sharing with us.
Take care

dd said...

LOVE this pic! I've never seen celery plants before.

Sujomi (SuzyH) said...

This is a cool picture Mari! I love the green plants against the dirt.