Back in February when we were going through bouts of sickness, on the good days we put in our garden. This year the lettuces didn't do much, but thanks to our cooler than normal spring, some of our other crops are doing quite well.
Here are some of our onions:
Son number 4 wanted to get in on the planting action, too, so he planted radishes and beets. The beets didn't do much, but we did get some radishes. Here he is harvesting them (we had to pull them up to make room for the corn):
We are woefully behind on being self-sufficient.
BUT......it is so worth it to try new things, gain new skills (even if it's ever so slowly), and just live life.
Gardening -- even in our haphazard way -- is one of those things that brings our family pleasure. Actually, it's mostly my husband and me, but I'm hoping that our enjoyment is rubbing off at least a little on our kids. I'm hoping it's good for kids to see their parents interested in and trying new things, whether it's gardening, or painting, or sewing, or cooking, or woodworking, etc. One of my prayers for them is that they will always be interested in life and have eyes that are opened to the wonder of it.