PRAIRIE FARE Does Gardening Really Count as Exercise?
When I was very young I loved to help with gardening. Squash, pumpkin and bean seeds were easily within my planting capability. Im not sure I ever graduated to the manual dexterity needed for planting... Posted on 5/16/15 at 12:22 PM
The snow had finally melted and the ground was no longer soggy, so I began inspecting our landscape. I wanted to see if our perennial plants had survived the winter. Fortunately, our rose bushes were budding, the tall grasses were growing and the lilies were sprouting.
When the server put the plate of food in front of me, I admired it. The plate featured colorful cantaloupe and strawberries. The main course included two English muffin halves topped with a slice of ham, a poached egg and hollandaise sauce.
A couple of months ago, I was at a professional conference listening to speaker after speaker. I was getting a little sleepy. Tiny candy bars in multicolored wrappers were in a basket right in front of me. My brain needed glucose, I rationalized.
“Mom, I’m growing corn, strawberries, tomatoes, pumpkin and cabbage in my garden. Farm-fresh fruits and vegetables are good for my pet,” my 7-year-old daughter said as she showed me her computer game in our home office.
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