Monday, February 8, 2010

~ Seeding for the Soul ~



I don't know about you but I never had a vegetable garden when I was a kid. It would have been so much fun. Maybe that's why I have one now.

Every time I head out to our "little plot" I always take my daughter and she helps pick whats needed. So this day was no exception [apart from the fact I had my niece over too]. We decided to make a salad for dinner. The girls picked what I told them to and then washed and prepared it all. Just like a pair of old ladies. Sorting, laughing and most importantly learning.
It made me stop and think and smile.
Have you stopped and smiled lately?

48 comments:

  1. I love gardens too and picking tomatoes are my daughter's favorite!

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  2. This post certainly made me smile Simone:) We have a vegie & herb 'patch' too and our girls choose which vegies we plant, they help look after them and then they have so much fun going through my recipe books to find recipes we can use with the vegies that grow. We make sure Saturday nights the girls choose the recipes and we cook them together using our own vegies and herbs wherever possible. Love this post, your niece and daughter sound so gorgeous- watch out Barefoot Contessa! Thanks for sharing Simone - Tina x

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  3. Thats gorgeous...simple pleasure...you are very blessed Simone x

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  4. Walking barefoot on grass reduces the blood pressure and helps to ground us and feel connected so I'm sure that when I'm in my garden patch it works similarly for me...fingers crossed I'll be adding chickens to my back yard shortly too. What a great experience for the girls though :)

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  5. What a lovely way to learn about gardening. Leigh

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  6. Home-grown salad - perfect! Nice to have such willing helpers too :-)

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  7. Hi.. thanks for this post.. it makes good to see :)

    http://newsbeautymodacultura.blogspot.com/

    have a wonderful day :)

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  8. Oh you must have had a smile indeed, listening to them and watching. What sweethearts.
    xoxo

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  9. Nothing tastes as good as home grown..particularly tomatoes.

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  10. I also didn't have a vegie garden although our yard is just too small. This is an absolute necessity for our next home x

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  11. Too cute Simone!!! They're quite absorbed in their task!! xx Julie

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  12. They are lovely..It made me smile to :))

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  13. The girls are so pretty, they look like twins!
    I was just telling my husband last night that I wanted a garden again this year. We haven't had one for years. Your salad greens look beautiful.

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  14. How gorgeous Simone. We didn't have a vegie patch as kids either but my Grandpa did and it was always so much fun to help hime pick things from his garden. How lovely your little helpers are so willing and eager to assist you :)

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  15. Thats awesome. You're helping them make beautiful memories :)

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  16. How fun, they could be twins!

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  17. Great lessons and great food for kids! Wish we could see beyond the snow right now and go pick some veggies....enjoy :)

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  18. Soooooo adorable. I love this image of these sweet ones...oh and I see your lovely pink mixer in the background! Happy day to you all.

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  19. These photos are so sweet!
    We had a fabulous garden when the boys were young. The boys loved picking the tomatoes, etc. And they learned that vegetables were wonderful to eat!

    Jane (artfully graced)

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  20. Hi Simone

    Your daughter and niece are just adorable. I know I've said this before, but they are! Although I do not like to garden, I love the idea of a garden and being able to go out and pick my dinner.

    Love and hugs,
    Tamerie

    P.S. I wish I lived next door to you, as well!

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  21. I didn't have a garden either!!! We had a parking lot in our back yard!

    Your daughter and neice are precious and I cannot wait to get my garden going for my kids; neighbors; neice; salad; etc...

    All my best,
    -Kelley

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  22. I think it's so great that you include your daughter in this, Simone. My parents introduced me to gardening as a kid and it produced an enduring love of growing things. xx

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  23. Are you going to share a picture of your garden?

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  24. OOooh I'm so very jealous. The Ponderosa is under a blanket of snow with more falling outside my window. This Ozarks farm chick is anxiously awaitin' spring to come thaw us out.

    Ya'll have a greatly blessed day!!!

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  25. Hi Simone, your daughter and niece are so sweet! It's great how they are into it. I too have a vegie patch and just love it. James often comes with me too to cut the vegies,especially the tomatoes as he loves them cut up into wedges. I think it teaches them the basics in life, far away from the computer world.. take care, Maryann

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  26. How sweet and joyful! Yhey are cute! Last year we planted carrots in a vase, in the balcony :)

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  27. Nice to have a garden when you're young too!

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  28. Wonderful. I was telling my husband just yesterday that I want a veggie garden. I think we've all been going to the grocery store for so long we forget that our ancestors actually grew their food! What a concept! I love that you daughters are learning that.

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  29. Your blog always makes me stop and smile. there is nothing better than having a salad fresh from your own backyard. It's extra special when our children are the ones picking, cleaning and learning from the experience. Wonderful.

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  30. I spent most of yesterday laughing at our puppy as he picked cherry tomatoes and rolled them up and down the concrete until he squished them with his clumsy paw. Luckily we have more tomatoes that we know what to do with!

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  31. I love having a garden too. Nothing like fresh produce to eat!
    The girls are adorable too.

    Melinda

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  32. This reminds me of my Grandma shelling peas when I was little xxxx

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  33. so sweet. I bet they will love recalling this memory when they are still sharing laughs in the kitchen years from now.

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  34. how cute are those blondies!
    sounds like a lot of fun! :))
    gotta love little girls, theyre the best!
    xoxoxoxo

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  35. How lovely. It reminds me of happy days spent at my Grandads allotment as a child, pinching peas out of their pods as I picked them!

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  36. I have great memories of vegetable gardens. Those photos brought back memories!

    Betsy

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  37. Sweet post! Adorable picture, and what wonderful memories those girls will have! Beautiful!
    I got a little start when I saw your post title because that is the name of my prayer blog! There are so many wonderful ways to seed our souls, isn't there?!

    Loved your dream house in the last post too!

    And I hope you friend is feeling better, hurts the heart to see someone we love suffer, doesn't it?
    I'll say a prayer for you both.

    I'm still taking a break but had to get over here to see what I've been missing.
    All the best to you,
    Eileen

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  38. What a sweet image of your daughter and niece...it reminds me when my daughter was little and we used to do gardening (we were just talking about doing one again in our yard last night)....we cook in the kitchen now together and it's wonderful! Have a peaceful day, Simone! :) xxoo

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  39. We never had a vegetable garden growing up & I would love one now!
    Great post.
    x

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  40. How sweet!.., It makes me long for spring and for my vegetable garden!.., They're great helpers..,

    I want to extend a personal and warm invitation to you to enjoy a cup of 'Rosey Lee' and a tea treat or two; all you need do is click your mouse and visit sunny , Nova Scotia, Canada for a cyber afternoon tea party, (for our seventeenth), TUESDAY TEA FOR TWO.., Hope to see you there!..,

    (Why not also invite you for an actual visual tour of our Nova Scotian location, via visiting our website @ www.blueforest.ca to see our B. and B. and gardens in this corner of the world if your curious).., Enjoy!..,

    Until next visit; ( I shall be back)!..,

    Cheers from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

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  41. who are these beautiful chefs? ;)
    have a sweet day,
    justyna

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  42. This is so special, how amazing! They are adorable.

    xxx
    Rachel

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  43. How sweet! It is a really good thing to have and surely it will encourage them to eat their greens? :) xxx

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  44. When i was a kid I lived in a big house that had a garden, in that time the plants did not interest me, my grandmother had many. Now that I live in an apartment I have a small garden on my balcony with romero, basil, chives and lavander!
    Laugh is the best life I laugh with my son and my crazy cat.

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  45. Hi Simone
    As you know I have been following your blog ever since I saw you last. It's wonderful. The girls seem to be totally absorbed in what they are doing. About that pink mixer....I am soooooooooooo jealous as it would look perfect in my pink kitchen.
    Lots of love
    Dee

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  46. Wow. How nice it must be to have your own GARDEN. My grandparents had a rather large one so I have the best memories and affiliations when it comes to lettuce, cucumbers and tomatoes right off the vine! I'm sure your little ones will feel the same about your greens.

    To answer your question, I smile often, but I STOPPED and smiled earlier today when I realized that I was making valentine treats to send to my mom...and up till now she's only done that for me. Love really circles 'round doesnt it?

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  47. I can see my mixer! I mean, your mixer! What a pair of Australian beauties!
    I think growing and preparing food is vitally important so children don't think food comes from Coles alone. It's wonderful to see even the inner-city schools have begun growing herbs and vegies. I grew up in the country and had my Grandfather's wonderful vegie patch which I stll daydream about (those peas! those rasberries!) But I will admit that I have been slack and have only grown parsley and tomatoes with my daughter. I will have to get back into my neglected garden! xx

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  48. Thanks for reminding me to stop, think, and smile. Sometimes the stresses of the day make me forget how happy I truly am. I need to cherish every moment more!

    The gilrs are so cute! They are lucky to have eachother close by while they are growing up!

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