In this video, I decided to harvest some collard greens from our garden. Daddy starts fussing at me for not cutting the collards closer to the stalk.
He swears that I “left enough food on the plant for a baby.”
After the harvest, the collards, which grow upward like a little tree, had to be staked in order to keep them growing straight–we don’t want them to lean and break.
At any rate, I am including my own “closed caption” in the video because Daddy talks low and he has a very deep Southeast Alabama accent; hell, he makes me sound like I’m from New York–and that takes some doing!
***Caveat: I didn’t caption everything he said—I want to tune your ear to our beautiful dialect!
Good luck with that!
By the way, don’t let the accent fool you, my Dad tested high enough on the ASVAB (or whatever the equivalent was at that time) to go to Air Force flight school–and he was only 17!
Sadly, a physical injury kept him out.
That said, we might talk slow but we ain’t no dummies!
Anyway, at one point in the video, you’ll hear me cuss–but don’t worry, Daddy had walked off for a second to get the water hose–he couldn’t hear me.
That was more of an inside joke between me and my son who was acting as my camera man. LOL!
Watch and listen to all the antics in the video on harvesting and showing our collards staked in their containers.
Cooking metaphors for gardening? That’s so Lady G!
Bonus: Me watching for fireflies. Unfortunately, you might not be able to see them flash because they go so fast, but at least you can enjoy the sounds of the crickets chirping on a beautiful Southern night 🙂
Happy Father’s Day Daddy! Thanks for being a great DAD! Love you!