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Digging Potatoes with Grand-dad

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I have read about Grandparent’s gardens in the past. A place where you and your little ones can go to have fun, imagine and play. For one reason or the other, I have never actually made one. But the other night I saw that we have had one all along.

Our little Aaron came over for a surprise visit, and of course right away he and his granddad were out the door to let the chickens out and go on a tractor ride. But then, the big question was asked! “Hey Jaimie, (our daughter) you want any potatoes?” I had to laugh, nothing is ever simple. They had to go get gloves, shovels, and a bag. And off they went.

I had not been down to the garden for a long time but I tagged along with my camera. I am not sure if Aaron thought they were big Easter Eggs or what, but he had so much fun. He could not pick them up fast enough. He kept telling his granddad he needed the shovel and gloves which of course he got.

I made a rude comment about all the weeds and was rightly told that I was welcome at any time to help pull them. Shut me up pretty fast. I think having a little one outside in the garden reminds us of all of the simple joys that can be found in everyday things.

I can’t wait to hear how it goes when his Mommy cooks those big old potatoes and gives them to him for dinner. I hope he enjoys them more then she did when she was a little girl!

Posted By: Stephanie Fleming

Stephanie Fleming was raised at Behnke’s Nurseries in Beltsville. Her Mom, Sonja, was one of Albert & Rose Behnke’s four children. She was weeding from the moment she could walk and hiding as soon as she was old enough to run, so many weeds, so little time. Although she quickly learned how to pull out a perennial and get taken off of weed pulling duty.

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