One day's harvest of Sungolds and Yellow Pears plus a gift from a friend (the pumpkin) :-)
Sophie is also learning so much. Where her fruit and veggies come from. The value of good insects. How to distinguish the good insects from the bad. Clean ways of combating pests and disease. Actually seeing and experiencing the circle of life on a daily basis. She knows the joy of picking a Sungold tomato straight from the plant and popping it straight into the mouth. (One day she'll know it's even better if you pull off one little basil leaf and pop them both in together!) Call me a pessimist but I think she's going to need this knowledge in her lifetime. Can she sense my frustration sometimes? Yes. But she will also see that I will persevere and my gardening skills will improve over time. It's a huge learning opportunity and Sophie's learning along with me. She's also experiencing the joy that this humble little garden provides our family.
I am reading the most fascinating book right now. I'll post about it tomorrow. This book is amazing and I can hardly put it down. All I will say right now is that it's reinforcing my determination to make this garden work. Even to continue to grow it over time. Gardening is so important and I only wish that more people would/could do it. I don't have tons of money or power or clout to make a difference in the world/nation/government/etc. I used to feel helpless. But I do have the power to make small changes in my own life that will hopefully transform to larger ones over time. This garden is only one teeny tiny step. Just you wait and see.