Wednesday, April 14, 2010

a growing protest...

Yep...we're "stickin' it to the Man"...

...with bush beans, spinach, carrots, parsnips, onions and a gourmet variety of salad greens...oh, and wee little tomato, cucumber, pepper and okra seedlings ready to go...and various herbs in the pots off to the side.

And why are we doing this?

Because this little person needs to know where his food comes from...needs to know there's work involved...dedication, determination...gratitude for the harvest...

And we need to loosen our dependence on someone else providing our family with healthy, pesticide free food.

Our children also need to know there's beauty in a garden as well. A fair portion of our yard has been turned over, hoed, raked and prepared for more planting. It won't all be eatable...but a good bit of it will be. And I now have a much better understanding of why it's called "back breaking labor".

A few members of the family--mainly the four-legged ones--need to be reminded on a daily basis that parts of the yard are no longer open play areas. Peach trees and newly transplanted hostas are staked out for their own protection. Daddy kicking the soccer ball into the veggie beds wasn't exactly setting a good example...great kick, bad example.

7 comments:

Cop Mama said...

Don't you just love fresh veggies! We just spent last weekend getting our shrubs cleaned up and ready for bloom.

Love the pics!

Soozcat said...

Thinking about home-grown tomatoes now... mmmm.

MONICA-LnP said...

wow thats great,I cant even keep a potted plant alive!

Suburbia said...

I so admire you, doing all this for your children. Very much a labour of love.

Momma Val said...

Very nice!!! Our planting time is Mothers Day and we are going to try to plant some tomatoes and cucumbers and zucchini this year. Thanks for the pictures! Excited to see more pics in the future too :) I hope?

pamela said...

Hi--first time visiting your blog. It's very nice! My kids and I are planting raised beds this year too.

Kate said...

Love the pic of your boy! Chip, block. Good grief!!