A captivating afternoon of scarecrows, Dr. Pepper, and an Alapaha vegetable garden

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Go on a captivating tour of endearing four-year-old Ryleigh Harrell’s summer vegetable garden at her grandparents’ home in the Deep South agricultural community of Alapaha, Georgia. In the first of nine slideshow candids a worn Dr. Pepper can stands guard as the enterprising young lady flashes a winning smile after plucking the first radish of the harvest season. Photography by Jeremy Roberts
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Ryleigh Harrell poses with Rosie the peace-loving scarecrow while first cousin Karleigh Harrell prefers a red rockin’ chair at the Berrien County home of grandparents Alan and Cathy Harrell on April 27, 2015. Tomatoes, bell peppers, and vigorous Irish potatoes grow nearby. Photography by Jeremy Roberts
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Cathy “Nino” Harrell beams while holding four and a half-month-old granddaughter Karleigh Harrell as eldest grandchild Ryleigh Harrell sits comfortably in a red rockin’ chair near their debut vegetable garden in Alapaha, Georgia, on April 27, 2015. Photography by Jeremy Roberts
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Four-year-old Ryleigh Harrell stands between two friendly scarecrows, one of whom is named Rosie, in her very first vegetable garden on April 27, 2015, at the Berrien County home of grandparents Alan and Cathy Harrell. Photography by Jeremy Roberts
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A young farmer in the making, four-year-old Ryleigh Harrell is nearly consumed by a humongous wash tub containing left-over Irish potatoes, Bell peppers, and other vegetables on April 27, 2015, at the Berrien County residence of Alan and Cathy Harrell. Photography by Jeremy Roberts
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Ryleigh Harrell carefully adjusts a lock of hair on Rosie the scarecrow’s facade on April 27, 2015, at the Berrien County home of grandparents Alan and Cathy Harrell. The caged tomatoes and Irish potatoes were planted by the pretty little girl. Photography by Jeremy Roberts
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Four-year-old Ryleigh Harrell admires a beautiful array of red roses on the front property of her grandparents’ Alapaha, Georgia home on April 27, 2015. Photography by Jeremy Roberts
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A sculpture of a little boy fishes as Ryleigh Harrell poses near her grandmother Cathy Harrell’s outdoor wading pond on April 27, 2015, in Alapaha, Georgia. Photography by Jeremy Roberts
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Cathy “Nino” Harrell, a 22-year hair stylist at Becky’s Beauty Salon, stands behind sweet granddaughter Ryleigh Harrell as they proudly show their very first, shovel-enhanced vegetable garden on April 27, 2015, in Alapaha, Georgia. Photography by Jeremy Roberts

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Retro pop culture interviews & lovin’ someone fierce sustain this University of Georgia Master of Agricultural Leadership alum. Email: jeremylr@windstream.net

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