Friday, August 10, 2012

Helping out helps everyone...

I'm pretty sure I've already mentioned this before...but we don't really have a full garden this year.

In the meantime, we are committed to helping out my mother in law with her garden!
She just lives around the corner, so its not an inconvenient endeavour.

I have to say, it's great to get my hands back in the dirt and taking care of blooming plants.

She planted cabbages, herbs, carrots, beets, beans, peas, pumpkins and cukes.

There are also tomatoes of various varieties.

Our mother in law is a busy lady and always has loads of stuff on the go.

She returns the favour by offering up some of the surplus veggies as well as bringing us the odd bucket of compost!

Owen checked to make sure the apple trees are still strong...

Helping out has so many benefits:

-healthy outdoor exercise!  (my legs are killing me)
-aiding another's desire to grow their own food is never a bad thing.
-pooling your resources is a wise endeavour.
-if you don't want to dig up your own property but still want home grown organic foods, helping someone else could supply you with that extra food!
-make a deal with your gardening neighbours, food for work!
-building relationships with your gardening buddies.
-takes the load off of someone who is busy.
-builds good karma!

and last but not can still get the opportunity to get in the garden...even if it isn't yours!!!

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