Amidst all the summertime play, my mind often wanders to the coming months and all of the necessary preparations that need taking care of before our cold, long winter.
Especially with the rising price of gas, it is now more important than ever for us to severe our dependence on commoditized foods and start growing our own.
This year has been my first attempt at gardening, and I must say, I love it! It is so much work, and the bugs are relentless, but so very rewarding. Henry has been helping with the strawberry picking, the jam making, the basil picking, the pesto making, the weeding, the getting dirty, and everything in between.
It is really important for us to introduce Mother Earth to Henry at an early age, and avoid nature deficiency disorder at all costs. And I am so happy that he seems to absolutely thrive outdoors. As far as I am concerned, his love for sand, grass and dirt will forever be nurtured.