"What a waste it is to lose one's mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is." J. Danforth Quayle

Monday, March 12, 2012

A Little TLC

I had rather be on my farm than be emperor of the world - George Washington

Watch as I carefully dissect this Chilli. Overkill? Perhaps, but this is not an ordinary chilli. This fruit, capsicum annuum,was personally liberated by me from the garden on the extensive grounds of Mount Vernon - the estate of the Father of our Country.

Yes, a chilli stolen from land once trod upon by George Washington, soil tilled by George Washington's slaves, visited and fertilized by notables of the Colonial Period.

Was this plant around when George and Martha lived there? Of  course not. But I picked it at Mount Frakking Vernon. Carefully air-dried it. Left it neglected in plain sight until today I decided to plant it.

I hope it grows. It'll make a cool hot sauce to gift.

1 comment:

  1. I think I was 4 or 5 when I visited Mount Vernon on a family trip. When I was asked what my favorite part of the visit was I replied, "Leaving."

    My mother has been telling that story for 35 years or so. Maybe my attitude would have changed if I had lifted a hot pepper.