Potted Vegetables and Life Lessons
Life is busy. So busy it makes it hard to do the simple things. Twelve months ago we built our home on a large two acre block. We love to garden and we have grand plans for our space. But finding the time and the resources can be hard.
We plan to have large vegetable patches, but we have the small or rather large problem of rabbits. This means our vegetable patches will need to be enclosed. What should be simple is now challenging, time consuming and costly.
So in lieu of our grand vegetables patches, we bought a trailer load of soil, mounted our available pots out of the reach of hungry rabbits and got planting.
Over the next ten to twelve weeks we will harvest broccoli, cauliflower, leeks, red spring onions and mixed lettuce, all providing our rabbits don't learn to climb!
I love that my little boy looks on intently, watching his father do something so fundamental and good.
Through our garden we want to teach him the value of hard work and exercise, to appreciate and value food and to be adventurous and wise in his food choices. We want our garden to be a place he remembers fondly, a place of fun, adventure and learning. A place where we took the time to value him and our time together as a family.
I am thankful we have this opportunity and look forward to the memories we are going to make.