I moved all of my garden blog posts to my new site,Twenty Foot Garden. It seemed to me that most of my readers either read the homeschooling stuff, or the gardening stuff, so I separated them. I think it was the best decision for me.
This week in the ABC's of Homeschooling with Dawn from The Momma Knows, the letter is V. And for me, V could only stand for Vegetables.
From the time my oldest son was an infant, he was a very picky eater. He taught my middle daughter to be picky. And they taught my youngest daughter.
I have prayed about this and prayed about this. I wasn't willing to serve my kids different meals than the ones I make for my husband and myself. I wanted the family meal to be a family time.
When we moved into this new house 2 years ago, one of the things I wanted was a garden patch. Little did I realize that the garden patch I wanted would be related to the prayer about picky eating.
In January, I used my Christmas money and bought grow lights. My husband set them up. Then I proceeded to scour gardening magazines for just the right seed. These were things I was doing in my spare time. I didn't make it a project for school, and didn't offer to include my children until they asked.
This week, my oldest used his own money to buy a little cactus for his room. The middle one used her own money to buy 5 red pots. She wants her father to take her to the store for seeds.
All of them now say, "When I have my own garden, I'm going to..." and "I want watermelons, peas, radishes in my garden." "When I am grown, I am going to be a gardener."
And, they all eat vegetables that they have loved and seen growing from the time they were little seeds.