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A Homegrown Meal: Life Never Tasted So Sweet

Lettuce from our gardenTonight we had a wonderful homegrown meal. Steak sourced to my sister's farm in Honey Creek, Iowa. Potatoes grown right here in Georgia. And a large, beautiful, salad harvested right here at Odom's Idle Acres. As I stared at my bowl (roughly 10 seconds before I dug in) I remembered (in paraphrase, of course) a quote by Hayakawa, U.S. Senator and prolific member of the Bohemian Club.

Ever since man began to till the soil and learned not to eat the seed grain but to plant it and wait for the harvest, the postponement of gratification has been the basis of a higher standard of living and civilization.
--S. I. Hayakawa

Here's to a higher standard for us all!