Monday, August 29, 2011
We all (minus Margaret) spent a few hours in the garden yesterday evening. It was a great time since Eli and Edith got caught up playing house in the pepper patch. The pepper plants are as tall as the kids, so they had a blast in them for almost two hours. Eli had to be dragged out.
Meanwhile, Melanie picked an overflowing bushel of Roma paste tomatoes, and a few baskets of others, including small black plums and a bushel of massive and heavy heirloom slicing tomatoes.
The kids usually wander around the garden barefoot for a few minutes before running back to the house asking for a movie or something. But this was the first time they really played in the garden while we worked. It really reminded me of growing up on the farm and having to find things to do. TV was never an option while the sun was up. There was always lots to do once you started, just, doing stuff.
The best part is that the kids are really eating a lot straight from the garden. It's now a tradition to dig up a carrot for Eli, and Edith will help herself to peppers and tomatoes non-stop. Although sometimes I have to do some surgery to remove a scrunched up herb leaf from a nose from time to time.
Posted by Jesse at 8:00 AM