Coming from the east coast, I had once lived at home where, as a child growing up into my adolecent life, I use to watch both, my mother and grandmother raise a garden. Now, I myself, have taking some time out to also, assist them in taking care of their gardens. To me, that was the best time of my life. I felt the closeness wtih both of them during that time. I can recall the many a times, when they both, would take the time to can what they grew. That way, there were always plenty of food during the winter time.
While liiving back home, I remembered the many a times, when I'd wake up at my grandmother's house and she would have many foods that she had grown out on the table which tasted so delicious. I knew that with the food, that she has grown were very healthy for us kids.
I myself, have grown up with eating the many of foods that was grown in the garden. Foods such as tomaotes, lettuce, onions, especially, the green garden onions, etc. How, I missed those good times. I wished, that I was at the point of being able to grow my own garden. I am currently, living in an apartment in which, is very difficult to do so. Oh, how I would love to have a place of my own where, I can just start a garden of my own and show my sons, just how important it is to have this kind of life to eat the very foods, that a person grows in their own yards.
Here I am, 49 years old. I have lost sync with mother nature and the opportunity that it gives one to grow their own garden, and to live off the land in which, they have before them. What I wouldn't give to go back to that life style.
As a mother of four son of my own, three of which, are living in the home with me while their brother, is in a group home due to extreme severe behaviors, I would love to show my sons, the new way of life with having to have a more healthier way of living through fresh foods. But, where do I start from? How can I assist my sons whom have become picky on what they eat to become a more healthy eaters? Any and all suggestions would be recommended.