This Side of the Pond
Notes from an Uprooted Englishwoman
September 16, 2021
As the old joke goes, the time has come for everyone in Wyoming to start locking the doors of their vehicles, because zucchini season is here. This is certainly close to the truth for my next-door-neighbors, who have been hauling armfuls of tomatoes indoors for weeks.
Those neighbors are, for the sake of clarity, my parents-in-law, whose newly created vegetable patch has transformed into a veritable jungle. Hiding among plants that are now as tall as trees, Mom-in-Law has managed to grow the largest cauliflower I’ve ever seen, a towering pile of squash and enough tomatoes to feed the five...