It’s been a while since I posted because I have a version of writer’s block. I have plenty of things I could write about but nothing feels important enough in light of the problems so many are dealing with.
I could tell you about the horrible summer we had and how it’s been so cold here that I had to pull out my winter blankets almost two weeks ago or how the Farmers’ Almanac is calling for a harsh cold winter for this area. Yet, while I am disappointed with our weather and the possibility of a harsh conditions after a nasty summer I am grateful for the safe environment I have when I see the devastation other parts of the country, and world, are dealing with.
I could share updates on the home improvements or more furniture I’ve made over. Again, that feels so small in comparison to the pain so many are feeling.
I’m suffering from my own version of writer’s block.
For those in the US, we have plenty of coverage on Hurricane Harvey or the incoming hurricane a week out while places such as Mumbai are underwater and we hear close to nothing. It may be cold here, but I have a dry home warm blankets and heat I can turn on to be comfortable.
Of course there might be a silver lining to this hurricane season. Florida announced they have canceled plans to construct new nuclear plants and will instead build solar farms. I can’t imagine any coastal region building nuclear plants after Fukushima but that’s just me.
So instead of complaining about the need for gloves this morning let me share something positive with you….a new generation growing their own food.
This is my oldest grandson who was responsible for the green beans in his garden. He’s so proud of his results.
Little Guy asked to grow two things this summer, strawberries and carrots. He helped expand the strawberry beds with new plants but the carrots he started from seed. As soon as he had planted the seeds he thought the dirt was just as fun to play in as sand and began to build castles and houses with the dirt. I had planned to plant more seeds for him later but low and behold his seeds took!
He’s learned when carrots are ready to pick by looking for the visible orange top.
Here was is first carrot. He was so excited that at first he proudly carried it around refusing to wash or taste it.
Once we convinced him it was okay to eat his carrot because there were more to pick only he could wash his carrot. I hadn’t realized until he took his first bite that he loves cooked carrots but didn’t like raw carrots. He made quite the face but continued to eat more. He now loves his raw carrots.
Every carrot he picks he has to share with everyone around. This is something I love about small children, when they like something they want to share because they believe everyone else will love it too. No stinginess in small children.
I hope this brought a smile to your day.