Monday, May 18, 2009

A Gentleman Farmer

There are lots of things to admire about Thomas Jefferson.

One of the things I am fascinated by is Jefferson's home, Monticello. I have been three times through the years and hope to return again some day.

Monticello has the most amazing restored gardens. Late spring/early summer is the best time to visit - flowers are in bloom and the vegetable gardens are started. Jefferson grew everything.

I spent Saturday morning planting blueberries (4), raspberries (10), elderberries (2), and lilacs. I felt a lttle of what Jefferson must have felt turning the wilderness of Virginia into a gentleman's farm.

It was a really glorious morning and I felt very fortunate to have been enjoying myself so much.


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