We are at Told in Hajdú-Bihar county, in a small village of 350 citizens close to the Romanian border when we enter the yard of Angéla and her husband, Imre. The couple blushingly invite us in the house that belonged to Angéla’s father, deceased one year ago, before they moved here.
“There are still some things to repair on the house but you cannot imagine its condition before. Here, for example, used to be an entire rat’s nest,” – Imre points at the wall of the hallway. The couple started renovating the house by themselves, and they left their former home to their daughter and her family to live in.
However, from the adobe house that is indeed in poor condition, we return quickly to the yard, because here is the vegetable garden and domestic animals live here, as well.
“Parsnip, onion, purple onion, potatoes, and we had salad and peas, too, but those are already out,” – Angéla lists what grows in the garden this year. The woman sows the greater part of the seeds in already November, as she puts it to have her garden beautiful by the time others start sowing.
“I even upload my salad, my vegetable garden to Face for others to see, and then I get many likes. I like to brag how beautiful my vegetables are,” Angéla tells and later on she shows us one of these Facebook posts as well: there are potato plants greening wildly in the picture.