Friday, April 9, 2010

Promises of plums to come

Carrots emerging

green bean seedling reaching for the sky

This year, one of our Easter activities was to start the many seeds we will need for our summer garden. It seemed like to perfect activity to connect the children with the many beginnings and endings of life. Plus I love any activity that gets them all to sit down and be together for a while. We had a grand time digging through the seed box to see what we had for the coming months. Starting our pumpkins generated grand discussions about Halloween plans and all the different things we like to make with our yummy pumpkins. While planting the eggplants, we remembered roasting these black beauties and making the best fritters ever! I felt such a thrill as we planted each thing and my children chatted happily about the memories each plant evoked. This is what I want for my family. This is the life I am striving for.


Cheryl said...

I love gardening with my children. They are so full of ideas and enthusiasm and nothing beats homegrown food at mealtimes.

CrookedMoonMama said...

Great post mama. :)
Gonna get dirty in the garden this weekend!

maltagirl said...

Thanks guys. I made an awesome kale soup from the garden last night. so yummy and it is so much easier to get veggies past the 4yr old if we grew them. Less suspicious somehow?