Growing Tomatoes and Thinking

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So we finally have a vege garden that’s thriving. It isn’t much to look at, since we are renting, but I’ve never really been a green thumb so it’s great! Previous attempts have ended in shrivelled plants but recently some tomato and zucchini plants from my mum-in-law have been thriving better than usual in the backyard, and it gives me a nice feeling 🙂

I was weeding the tomatoes this morning, and I realised something- touching tomato plants with your hands leaves this really nice smell on them. A planty, sweet, tangy smell that reminds you of the taste of tomatoes. I like that smell, and I’m hoping we can up our gardening skill abit and grow more stuff. We added capsicums to the garden yesterday.

 

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Apart from that, I’ve been reading a lot lately. And thinking.

At the moment, I’m chomping through:

Home Grown: Adventures in Parenting off the Beaten Path, Unschooling and Reconnecting with the Natural World by Ben Hewitt

teach your own: The John Holt Book of Home-Schooling by John Holt and Patrick Farenga

Dumbing us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling by John Taylor Gatto  (the link on this one takes you to a free download)

Reading books like these will sure get you thinking. They may seem odd to some people, but I know that every parent wishes the best for their child, and if you do you want to choose carefully what your child learns and the bricks that you choose to provide for them to shape their future self. That’s why I would recommend them to anyone, especially those for whom homeschooling is not possible or a viable choice. Being informed helps you choose what kind of school you would like for your child, how you would see them spending their precious time and how you would like them to grow up.

 

I’m really enjoying these reads and when I finish I’ll probably do a few posts of collated thoughts and ideas I’ve gleaned from them, which is alot!

I never know how to sign out so I’ll just say see you again soon 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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