Gardening is one of my passions. I may not be the best at it, but it is an activity that brings me great joy. My latest endeavor is to produce fruit from a cacao tree and then roast and grind the beans to make my own cocoa.
To reach this goal, difficulty awaits. The first fruits probably won’t appear for at least four years. Patience is not one of my strengths. The hardest part will be to maintain the proper growing conditions. The best ecosystem for the plant is a humid environment. Where we live in Atenas, it’s going to be a challenge. Count me in, I’m up for it.
Steve and I got to visit a cocoa plantation on the Caribbean side of the country a while back. We learned about the history of the cultivation and making of chocolate. Amazing stuff. And since I recently acquired some beans, I wanted to document and share my own “chocolate journey.”
Often in awe of God’s creation, I wonder His purpose for certain plants and animals. “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds” Genesis 1:11. Seven little seeds, and now six little transplanted trees. What will be the end result? I’ll try and keep you posted.