Spring was the time for visiting the Farmer’s Market and getting fresh vegetables as far as Jed was concerned. Since there were certain vegetables that he would only eat fresh, not frozen or canned, they only entered his diet for the spring.

Caden who, at only four really didn’t remember the previous year, scowled at the vegetables his father was perusing on the farm stand. “What’s that?” he asked as jed picked up a bunch to put in the shopping basket.

“Asparagus,” Jed replied. “Mommy and Daddy love them. Chloe liked them when she tried the last year too. You wouldn’t try them though. Maybe this year?”

“Is it the age of asparagus now?” Chloe asked.

Jed grinned but looked closely at his older child as he asked, “What do you mean?”

“Like the song, Daddy,” Chloe explained. This is the dawning of the age of asparagus. Right?”

Chuckling softly, Jed nodded. “Yeah, it’s the age of asparagus, sweetie.”