. I suppose he could get in trouble if it was a jalapeno or something that he decided to sample on the way to the house.
Thanks for sharing the story, Brad! Grandpa Gardener helping a little one will have a lasting benefit
. Learning that a garden is a source of good food is important. There is no doubt that a large percentage of "civilized" folks think that food has to be highly processed and that it can only be found in stores & restaurants.
Few people can have the experiences enjoyed by a few of us who grew up on farms. I did have some early mishaps, some of a fairly disturbing nature.
It actually became important to me to learn that a garden wasn't just a place of hard work. I guess that's almost at the other end of the spectrum. For me, one way was to be allowed to steal
melons, carry them out beyond the irrigation ditch and enjoy them there. Another thing that happened was that I came to have special responsibilities after harvest. We always had fresh milk & eggs on hand. And, I made the "pumpkin pies" for the holidays! Over 50 years later, I still have that role!
We are each other's harvest; we are each other's business; we are each other's magnitude and bond. ~ Gwendolyn Brooks