While we Floridians have enjoyed an exceptionally mild winter, we still look forward to that beautiful season of Spring, with new colors in our gardens and blossoming fruit trees.
It was a different anticipation when I was a schoolgirl in rural Illinois. Our farm was located on a gravel road, and each Spring we looked forward to reaping the asparagus crop. The older brothers would be the scouts to tell us when those spears began to rise from their winter slumber and we would take our little knives and search out those special Spring treats. All along that little road, we found clusters of the fresh, green vegetable spears, waiting to be picked. We were quite proud, bringing in the produce.
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