Originally Posted by SimplyAmorous
Hate to say this about myself but I SUCK as a Gardner. If you hired me, you would fire me. I mean it is bad. Every couple years we attempt to do the Gardening thing. We do not have a Rototiller, so he spades this nice big oblongish square by hand, kids helping all the while. Then it never fails after I plant rows & rows of seeds, marking them & all -- I get Lazy, get tired of pulling weeds all the time, don't water it enough, then it is a huge EYE SORE in my yard.
Sure I can walk out there & FIND some lettuce among the tumultuous overgrown weeds, search for the cucumbers, tomatoes . I think the best thing out of it has always been the pumpkins -at least those were easy to find ! ha ha
MY Grandfather was a meticulous Gardener, he could grow anything -he practically LIVED in his garden, always knew where to find him. This is NOT my thing in life. And it surely shows, people have come to my house and asked from the window - "what is that over there?" - what could I say but chuckle & tell them the garden I planted then never got around to weeding!
I just got too much to do, mowing 3 acres of grass, weed wacking, Birthday parties, Bonfire parties, I just feel overwhelmed to have to weed & water a Garden on top of that. I like to put a seed down, and be done with it ! But that is not how it works.
They will miss my Homemade pies, my oldest tells everyone "Noone makes 'em like my mom" I even make Lemon pie filling from squeezing the lemons, that is his favorite.
They also love my Spegehetti sauce-that cooks for hours, Chili, baked Hot wings, Creamed Chicken over Biscuits.
But I am still not crazy about cooking, rather be doing something else.
You make me lol imagining your husband and your boys work, and you and your weed garden!
I have never tried gardening, so I don't know about myself!
I wish I could have a piece of land when I am old. Need to be active when we are old!
It is always a good feeling to know that my 80 year-old mom is still growing her own vegetables!
Children are funny, they like what they grew up with!
I miss my mom's cooking, I can only have it once in a few years, I really miss it! Actually now my sister has to do the cooking when we are at home!