First zinnia blooms of 2016
In 1963, a young man of 37 took his harvested cotton
to the Kleberg County Farmers Co-op gin in Ricardo, Texas.
I wonder if he knew that morning that his cotton would produce the first bale of the season?
The newspaper clipping I found recently said ,
“The bale weighing 540 pounds was grown by Jim Mills, whose farm is located between Ricardo and Riviera.”
That young man was my father.
I so enjoy knowing deep down in my heart that I am a farmer’s daughter.
I too have some of my own season firsts happening right now in my yard.
And If the two tomatoes I spotted today that are slightly pink ripen this weekend,
I am going to have my first one of these for the season.
*Spread Hellman’s Mayonnaise on a slice of bread
*Add a slice of cheddar cheese
*Top with slices of vine ripened tomatoes
* Sprinkle with sea salt