I decided not to do asparagus this year because I like instant gratification too much and have absolutely no patience. See, it takes 3 years to establish a bed and actually harvest anything from it, and 3 years is approximately all of the years. But good news! Dave found asparagus in our garden! It was poking out of mysterious dead giant stalks that we hadn't gotten around to pulling out and/or rototilling yet. Good thing, since it turns out they are food. See:
Some of the stalks are GINORMOUS:
So we joyfully harvested some for dinner:
Do you see the joy? It was pretty intense. But seriously, I had no idea how AMAZING freshly picked asparagus is! Usually the stuff from a store is really stringy and fibrous and kind of bitter. This stuff melted in my mouth (and we ended up eating it raw cause we ate it all before we got around to cooking it). So hooray for surprise food!
Jen & Dave Paul, owners & operators of Old Post Farm