Isn’t it Romantic Gardening Field Trials?

Friends Drift Inn Farm – Real Life

Pepper plants in greenhouse with butterfly

The world could use more love.

Today is Valentines, and I reflect a moment on my choice of a romantic venue.

Thank goodness my husband has a sense of humor.

It was my choice this week for date night. We could go to dinner and a movie. There’s a concert in the next town over featuring Big Band Music. We could stay home and snuggle over a cup of hot chocolate with bourbon.

All of these options are tempting.

Talking Dirty

But, I’m a country girl and I want to get down and dirty. Yes! You heard me!

My #gardenchat friends I know you will understand. It goes without saying the #agchat crowd “gets it.”

Charlie and I are loading up with our Agricultural Agent and headed off to Quicksand Agricultural Experiment Station.

It’s time for Spring Vegetable seminars and greenhouse tours.

Wasn’t it Otter who said “Vegetables can be sensual?”

So while you are savoring that elegant Valentines Dinner in some swanky eatery, think of Charlie and me.

We’ll be holding hands and inspecting the pepper plants.

Isn’t it romantic?

Valentines Day Love and Bites!
Kentucky Colonel Bourbon Balls Recipe
White Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Truffles
Freezing Pumpkin on My Time

How it happened “I Live in a Barn”
Spring Vegetable Gardening

About Joyce Pinson

Joyce Friend Pinson is a regional farm-to-table columnist for the Appalachian-News Express. She is a local television host. Her column show and blog, Friends Drift Inn, explores food, gardening, and real life farm-to-table stories from the perspective of a baby boomer in Appalachia. Joyce has a background in agriculture, media, and small business. Joyce is an heirloom gardening addict and home canner. She has a penchant for big hats, pointy toed shoes, and bourbon. Along with her husband Charlie, Joyce really does live in a barn where they ballroom dance. And laugh. And cook. And giggle.