One of the most often asked questions is "What do your kids do while you're outside?"
I'm not sure how to respond to this. What do you think our kids do?
I'd like to just say, "Oh, they're inside watching movies." But that sounds just too close to the truth for some families so I don't say that.
The truth is that our kids are with us. They have been from the day we brought them home from the hospital. Kiddo1 and Kiddo2 were both summer born babies (not great planning on the part of the farm family, but we did get Kiddo3 in January) and took lots of naps to the sound of the tiller. I'll also confess I nursed Kiddo2 often sitting on the ground taking a break from the garden. (I also nursed him sitting in front of WalMart, when the boy had to eat the boy had to EAT!)
Where was I? Oh yes, what my kids do...Well, take a look!
Kiddo1 loves flowers so she usually picks some right away. She also loves carrots and will pick some of those if I don't dig her one first.
Kiddo2 is a dirt man. That kid loves to play in the dirt. He could sit there all day, happy as a clam. But ask him if he wants a tomato and he'll come running!
Kiddo3 is more of a passive observer at this point. She munches on a kohlrabi every now and then, but is pretty much just there to cheer us on with a smile and a giggle.