10 Days Later
Springtime moves faster than any other season. One day the trees are grey and bare, the next the entire hillside is green and bright. It’s amazing what happens in just ten days.
On April first I put the sweet potato in a jar. Ten days later there are three roots, one going all the way to the bottom of the jar and more a starting to grow sideways. There are also two tiny purple nodes where the leaves will pop out.
Notice the bottle of sunblock on the table. It’s been hot here, in the 80s, and naturally I got my first sunburn of the season.
Back in third grade my class went on a farm trip for four or five days. One of the most memorable things (apart from getting really sick) was a grace we learned before meals in the dining hall. (I finally remembered the whole thing)
We Thank the for this food this food,
Glorious, Glorious Food
From the animals,
For the the vegetables,
That make it possible…..
(I think it was supposed to end here, but the class added)
to take a big dump.
(followed by the most incorrigible farting sounds imaginable.)
Our class INSISTED on using THAT grace for a LONG WHILE afterward, it was an instant class with the 9 and 10 year olds…..
Anywho!……I’m thankful for the cow poo around here so I put some around my rhubarb plant(1 year old) just a baby. Ten days later the leaves are huge.
Grow, baby, grow! Grow, grow, grow!
So this week’s lesson is: if your have children never teach them a grace involving thankfulness for manure or anything related to poo.
When changes have you noticed?