|Elliott checking on the tree frog|
living in one of their EarthBoxes.
This past spring, I introduced Emily to the EarthBox and she agreed it would be a good way for Elliott to see how vegetables grow. Elliott "took the bait" and now has his own EarthBox with watermelon plants. But he's not the only one who got excited about gardening.
Emily's crop now includes three EarthBoxes filled with vegetable plants and several large pots of herbs. And, not deterred by heat and bugs, she plans to expand her crop next year with a raised garden bed added to the mix. Clearly Emily got her paternal grandfather's gardening gene and it was just waiting to reveal itself. Jim's dad was a professional vegetable farmer.
This whole process has been a revelation to me. Emily will be 33 in September and this is the first time we've seen her connection to Jim's dad. It's nice to know that, besides health complications, pleasant connections to our past can also surface at any time.