Thursday, March 22, 2012

Pass it On

Spring break has always been a special time for our extended family. Cindy my wonderful wife has been an educator most of our married life so we have had many spring breaks to enjoy. This year was even more meaningful as our granddaughter from Corpus Christi, Texas visited us at home. She is a first grader and flew by herself (chaperoned of course) to Dallas where she was picked up by my son and grandma. Days later she arrived and her gardening indoctrination soon began.
 Potatoe planting was in order as the moon phase was perfect along with the 80 degree weather. Of course we had to do a few hula hoops to stay interested. New daughter in law to the right of me.


Onions were next. Yuch for a while.


















That wasn't so bad was it. Like the boots Skylar.
Ok, it's time for radishes and lettuce. 
Okie dokie, grandpa.....but I don't want to get my red boots muddy!

35 comments:

  1. Teach her well, Grandpa. the Earth's future is counting on her.
    nellie

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  2. Making a garden but mostly making a great memory for that little gardener. Love the overalls, and the images of the two of you deserve framing!

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    1. xxl on the overalls. wouldn't fit in the picture frame. lol.

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  3. Adorable!! I'm so happy you have her for a bit. :o) I appreciated your comments about grass. It's not quite the pariah people make it out to be.

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    1. your welcome. it was a great memory.

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    1. yes it was. and the weather was special.

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  5. Cute little intern you have there! Glad she brought her Texas style along to the garden in the plains! Maybe you'll swap out your overalls for some jeans and boots? Just sayin' ;)

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  6. Ah, lovely. What a great time you had with her. I wish I had my grand daughter with me so I could take her out in the garden. We just have to do it over ichat as you saw.

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  7. thanks jenny. I'm sure you'll have plenty of time to spend in the future with grand daughter. Congrats on you Southern Living spread!

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  8. What a cutie she is. These are the special memories she will cherish with both of you.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  9. So adorable! I love to see the love of gardening passed along to the next generation. Great memories!

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    1. Thanks, Karin. The moment went too quick.

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  10. I hope she loved it. I know she'll remember gardening with you for the rest of her life. I hope she gets to come back this summer and eat the things she planted!

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    1. Yes, they give me more movement. lol.

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  12. LOL! She is so cute. I love it that she was into the gardening just so long as her boots did not get dirty. Teach them young to garden. She is a brave girl to travel by herself. Enjoy your visit with her.

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  13. My daughter helped plant with her dad. I think I need to get him some overalls like yours - perfect attire for vegetable gardening!

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    1. Yes, indeed. I had to get them out of the mothballs.

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  14. It's wonderful to see young gardeners learning the ropes. Major kudos to you! And of course the part about it being 80 degrees made me rub my eyes and make sure I was reading that correctly.

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    1. Yes it was great last week. Had a change this week with about 3" inches of slow rain and cool temps. I imagine that would be normal for Washington state not Kansas. A foot of snow is hard to believe there. Hope it doesn't flatten everything.

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  15. Creating good gardens, good kids and good memories!

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    1. this Kansas weather is odd, is it not?

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  16. What a cute little gardener and helper. Lucky you!

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  17. That's a really cute helper there. Passing on the love of gardening is always a good thing. And, done in great style.
    Happy Gardening...

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    1. Yeah, should of had my red boots on..

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  18. Awesome Post! Glad to see the next generation interested in gardening. Your blooms of yarrow convinced me... I now have two varieties in my garden and one more on the way... Thanks. !

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    1. thanks, Chris. Yarrows are hard to complain about, but some can be aggressive.

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  19. Some of my favorite early memories are of my grandpa's garden--it's great to see that grandpas and gardens and grandchildren are still a match made in heaven. But why is she the only one with a hula hoop?

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    1. I had to perform by hula bit off camera.

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