Saturday, June 04, 2011

what goes around comes around























so, back in the day
-the good old days,
my parents had friends
(okay, they had a bunch of friends, but this story is about a specific family)
- the father in this family worked out in the city that my family now lives in,
and the place where he worked offered big gardening plots to workers,
so we would come out with them and plant and weed and harvest.
I don't remember liking having to go out there,
but I do remember going to a nearby pond with the other kids and finding snails.
anyways-
where is this heading?
our city just this year started a community garden.
and we got a little plot,
the girls and I went over this week and planted some stuff.
and nearly got eaten alive by mosquitoes while doing it.
I need to go back and pick some more weeds,
but must make sure all skin is covered.
and we haven't yet discovered any pond with snails,
but I do believe back in those trees is a little creek.
some exploring might be in order.

4 comments:

Jill said...

I remember running to see the train and waving to the caboose! Let's see what your kids remember in 28 years!

crystal b. said...

So cool that you are doing that!!!!!! I belonged to a community garden one summer and it was so much fun. I was single then and lived in an apartment. :)

This year I'm only growing tomatoes in one of those crazy tomato hangers you see on tv. It's my first time trying it. Can't wait to see if it will work.

crystal b. said...

So cool that you are doing that!!!!!! I belonged to a community garden one summer and it was so much fun. I was single then and lived in an apartment. :)

This year I'm only growing tomatoes in one of those crazy tomato hangers you see on tv. It's my first time trying it. Can't wait to see if it will work.

Anonymous said...

I hated going there to plant, pick, and weed potatoes!! In fact until I started raised bed gardening I didn't even enjoy my back yard garden as an adult. Love it now. I also don't remember any pond or train - only how much I hated gardening there with all the boys in the other family.

Kim