Getting dirty was inevitable in a small town. We had to take turns pulling weeds out of our enormous garden every day. I remember picking carrots from the ground, wiping the dirt off on my pants and then eating the vegetable with the dirt and all.
If I would have continued eating the way my Mom taught me to, I'm sure I wouldn't have gotten sick in college. As a dance major it's crazy how I thought I'd have energy living off of apple juice and top ramen noodles and graham crackers. I'm surprised my body didn't shut down sooner. Oh how wise I've become!