Thursday, February 26, 2009

Winter Gardening (or not)

I left my garden to fend for itself this winter and to my delight I have had spinach and parsley growing without any damage from the recent snow and frost we had! My grandson Adin and I spent a few hours weeding the strawberry patch Saturday and saw many flowers on them. Adin is only two and learned all about worms and their benefit in the garden, He named the worm he found “Squishy!” In fact, all nine of our grandkids love the garden. I hope to let them all plant something in a special place just for them this year. They all helped pick fruits and veggies and made salsa last year! It’s a wonderful classroom!

“Yes, in the poor man’s garden grow

Far more than herbs and flowers-

Kind thoughts, contentment, peace of mind,

And joy for weary hours.” MARY HOWITT, The Poor Man’s Garden

12-04-08 041 12-04-08 045 12-04-08 04712-04-08 094 Joshua, Ben and Noah learning in the garden! I wish I had a picture of “Squishy” and Adin! Next time.

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoyed reading your post and I am now dreaming about the day that we can have a yard to plant a garden. You have inspired me! I love the pictures and it makes me want to come visit and sit out at the table with a nice tall glass of lemonade soak up the sunshine, the fresh air and admire Gods amazing creation as well as all your hard work! Love you! Sara