My new favorite thing is to go out early and water the plants. It's such a peaceful, relaxing time. It makes me feel a little like a grandma... like I'm just getting a taste of what I'll REALLY be into one day when I'm retired. Poesy and Hope usually come out with me. Hope inspects the fruits and veggies while Poe helps me water all the plants. One day when we went out last week, there was a green pepper ready to come off the plant and into our home. You could've almost mistaken this day for Christmas in our home.
My kids took turns holding it, carried it around, and named it 'Pepper'. (You can see Poesy snatching it to have a look when it was first picked.) It made me wonder why I ever spend money on toys! We could just grow play things!
It really was a lot of fun watching the girls get so excited about growing this pepper. It was a good reward for all of the time they have been putting in with me to start our little garden. We did enjoy the pepper in our salads a couple of days later... I had to give them a little time with Pepper before they had to say goodbye. ;)