Do you garden? I can’t help but smile when I read Jenn’s posts about planting and flowers and kiwi vines. Years ago that was me, but now we are going in the opposite direction. Instead of planting, my husband and I are impatiently awaiting the weekend when we can pull our shrubs OUT and sod the bed. It’s hot in Texas in the summer and every time we turn around there is another pecan tree coming up where the squirrels have packed away some nuts for winter. Truth is, I never was much into the whole gardening thing. I love for the yard to look nice but I don’t have the knack for getting things to grow.
As a child I remember bringing home baskets of fresh vegetables and watermelon from my uncle’s garden. He grew it and canned it and then sent it home with us. Canning isn’t my thing either but my guy likes to dabble in it when berry season hits, and he’s been hard at it. He just finished his 3rd round of dewberry jelly and jam. It’s a messy, tedious task but he goes at it every 4 or 5 years. While I was busy playing on NSD, he was busy making a mess in the kitchen.
Poor thing. The good news is, it didn’t take long to clean up the mess (you’re only seeing a small portion of it here). The bad news is, he only got 4 jars of jelly out of that first batch. Bless his heart; he just went back and picked some more and started all over again on Sunday.
While I have no emotional story to tell about time spent in a garden, I know many people who love their garden and have wonderful memories that might need to be scrapped. As luck would have it, Aveziur has a darling kit, “Spring in Mom’s Garden” and it’s sure to fill the bill. It’s a wonderful kit for current photos or some you may have tucked away for safe keeping. Now is a great time to scrap a few of those garden memories so you can leave the legacy. What’s even better is the fact that it’s the DOTD today.