Unsolicited and on their own. Our daughter Noni found this dandelion wildcrafting and then took this incredible photo (both unbeknownst to us- a surprise while uploading the photos!). Dandelions are pretty rare in Central Florida, which prompted her fascination. (Photo credit: Noni, age 9)
Free and in the wild. Where creativity and fun flow freely.
My Dad’s famous words for us kids, “You’re grounded!”, now takes on a whole new meaning for the next generation. Artistic pursuits have no end in our house. If it is a solid object, then it’s fair game! (Art credit: Mase, age 3)
Finding unexpected signs that little people are at creative work, is a delight. (Well, almost always).
Common hiding places include the couch, bookshelves, chairs, desk, counters, and in the garden. Anywhere, really. Good times. At least they like healthy snacks! And it is pretty easy to identify who left what, as they are all drawn to different favorite foods.
Farmers are important. Supporting the local food community is important.
Here, some newly emerged cabbages were challenged for hardiness and resilience. The weight bearing test included sand and some local eucalyptus mulch. The cabbages under the load passed the test, unscathed (this time).
Sure, I’m only 1 1/2. But I know what good is! (Green tomatoes, baby sprouts.) “Mommy, I found your produce in the garden again.”
“When you are out in nature, you feel like you belong out there. If you look up in trees, you can see more than just leaves. You can see the world.” -Noni, age 9
Grow whatcha can, when ya can, where ya can. Some is better than none!