During the past year of a pandemic and a time of living at home, there have been numerous television reports on celebrities who have taken up farming and gardening.
Many have begun to raise llamas, donkeys or chickens with the eggs of the chickens gathered proudly. This past week, I listened as a report was given on the morning television news program “Today” featuring gardening and its many benefits.
The Gardener in our home (who is definitely not this columnist) has always had a garden — a huge garden with the produce so abundant I was able to freeze the fruit and vegetables to consume throughout the winter.
The televised interview quoted a gentleman named Monty Don, who was described as Britain’s most famous gardener. “Everyone has become a gardener,” Mr. Don said of this past year.
I disagreed — I certainly had not become a gardener. (In fact,