Going in a little bit of a different direction today and we are going exploring in the tale of Johnny Appleseed. It’s funny, but I put my list together of posts for this challenge about three weeks ago and just the other day, my daughter and I started reading this story in our homeschool history class. Pretty cool, coincidence.
I think everyone’s pretty familiar with the tale of Johnny’s generosity and love he had for apples. I had thought that he basically spread seeds everywhere, but in fact, he started nurseries. Now, if this had been the tale of Nicole Grabner, this would not have had a happy ending as it seems that I can kill even a succulent. *sigh* (I’m working on my black thumb, tried planting some kitchen herbs and so far they are doing ok. Knock wood.)
Have you ever been to an apple orchard in the fall? I remember walking in one in Italy with my family and we would grab an apple or two to snack while we would go on long walks with our dog. I think it’s really neat to see how each kind of apple is different, in texture, taste, and even smell.
Now, I notice it’s a pretty popular thing for people to do what’s called, Urban homesteading. Have you heard of this movement? You’ve got families having their own vegetable gardens, fruit trees, and even raising chickens. I’ll tell you what, if I can get these herbs to continue to live, I’ll give some consideration to maybe some vegetables in tubes – like pipe irrigation. (You can see some examples here.) Pretty cool stuff.
Have you ever thought about growing your own vegetables or fruit?