Whoooo, long time, no blog.
Quarantine has been draining, but one thing that has come out of this is a whole lot of time to think about our life and our parenting and our passions.
One thing that we, as a lot of other people, have returned to is keeping a garden. I have kept some sort of garden since I had my own yard. And, before that, I would pick purple hull peas in my parents’ garden for $20 a bushel.
This year, I multiplied my veggie garden by about 4. I planted lettuce, spinach, kale, broccoli, potatoes, onions, and pumpkins, and I had a pepper stick around from last year!
Since I had much more time to tend to the garden, I have had much more success. I love going outside, alone in the quiet and focusing on my tasks quietly and with no pressure. And the veggies, of course, are an even bigger motivator!
So, in the mindset of thinking about what we wanted out of quarantine and with lots of time in the garden in the quiet to think, I started thinking about how we wanted to continue this when we move on and things return to normal.
So, one thing my husband and I have decided is it’s very important that our children play outside, work in a garden, and know where their food comes from. I think they should know what goes into raising chickens when they eat eggs. And I think that should go as far as we reasonably can to provide them with that experience.
When I got my first job, I remember thinking about how grateful I was to have a job in the air conditioner and even get paid over $8 an hour!! That attitude would have been a whole lot different if I hadn’t spent my summer mornings when I was 16 in the sun picking an obscene amount of peas for $20.
So, we have been planning our future around time outside, teaching our kids through nature, and living as simply as we can.
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