A television crew is coming to our farm this week. The host of a local cooking show is doing a segment on local food, and wants to talk to us about the whys, hows, ins and outs of growing our own beef and lamb. She also wants to film our garden where we grow a variety of vegetables and herbs.
But Keitha, I said to her, we don't exactly have a manicured garden.
But a slightly messy garden turned out to be exactly what Keitha wants. People are too busy to be Martha Stewart, she told me. It will be inspirational for them to see what a real garden looks like.
Real people. Growing real food.
I looked at my garden through new eyes after that. Unkempt garden as status symbol. I like it.