Gardening with my children is a journey of optimistical planning. Here begins the planning and hopeful visions of a fruitful harvest.
A lesson on sowing now and reaping later; on planning, care and steadfastness.
Here are the lessons lived out for us, before our very eyes;
"Slow and Steady finishes the race" -Aesop's fable
"Behold, the sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seed fell beside the way, and the birds came and devoured it. And other seed fell on the rocky place, where it did not have much earth, and immediately it sprang up because it had not depth of earth." -Mark 4:2-5
"Catch the foxes for us, The little foxes, That ruin the vineyards While our vineyards are in blossom." -Song of Songs 2:15
a lesson to my children to be aware of the peculiarities, habits, and introspections (teen angst, anyone??) - the little foxes, that ruin the bright living out of Christ in the Churches and in ourselves.
why here's one of those little foxes, er- hens- now...looking for a way back into the garden...
Favorite gardening with children books at our house:
- Learn and Play In the Garden by Meg Herd
- DK First Garden Activity book
- Linnea's Almanac by Cristina Bjork
How about you, are you planning a garden this year?