This is a repost from about five years ago with a little editing.
This afternoon my wife decided she was going to pick some collard greens to cook for supper. I had not done any weeding since I went out with her about a week ago, so I went with her. I knew there would be some weeds which needed pulling..
The way two of our cats acted on the way to the vegetable bed would have been hilarious if we had not been afraid of tripping over them and either hurting ourselves or the cats. They stayed under our feet the whole time. For some reason Blackie chose my wife and left me to White Paws. You almost had to take a step and then bring your other foot up to the first one, or step on a cat.
Anyway we finally got to the beds where the collards, cabbage and garlic were planted. It is hard to describe the satisfaction you get when you see how plants you have planted have grown. The collard plants had grown enough for her to pick more than enough for two meals. When you grow them yourself there is so much pride in looking at those beautiful dark leaves and knowing that there will be fine eating from these plants all winter.
The few cabbage plants the deer did not get looked fine. The pretty purple and green colors made me wonder why we did not plant some in big flower pots. The garlic was just starting to come out of the ground. There was much more garlic planted that we will use in the next year. I was feeling so proud of myself.
There were not many weeds needing pulling on these beds so I went to the onion bed. Goodness gracious! How had the onions grown so fast? Some of them could be picked now. Stupid me! I forgot to tell my wife about the onions. She does love green onions.
I wish I was a better writer. I can not really express the tremendously grand feeling you have when you see the plants growing the way these are. I don't know if it is satisfaction or pride or what. I do know I felt so good that my whole day was a good one. If you have never grown plants you don't know what you are missing. You also get some good fresh vegetables which will taste better than any you can buy.