This is the test garden for the M Brace. It feels like heaven on earth to me. Rusty metal meets wood, birds swoop in and out of the trees, all kinds of veggies and fruits ripe and ready. It’s productive and funky and full of life! Here is where all things are possible. Right now it’s full of chard, spinach, lettuce (5 varieties), mandarin oranges, lemons, broccoli, brussel sprouts, onions, garlic and countless herbs. You would think that a nice salad would be in order, but NOOOOOOO.
Every day at mid-day, I pluck and pull a huge handful of this greenery and blend it up into what I call The DREADED Green Juice. Yep, no fancy juicer, just an old Cuisinart blender on the HIGH setting (sort of) blending all these leaves together to form the bright, bubbly, somewhat un-drinkable DGJ. Any combo works, so I pick randomly, enjoying the snap of each stem, pulling a weed here and there, talking “chicken talk” to the girls (chicken people, you know what I mean) and just generally putting off the time when I will have to return to the kitchen and make the DREADED mixture. But eventually I make my way to the blender and before I know it, there it is…green and waiting. It goes down better if I drink it in the garden. Phyto-nutrients down the hatch!