29 March 2011

Country in the City



 Last Friday, my city-born, city-bred kids were invited to my friend’s {plant} nursery and there, they got to experience a little bit of ‘farm life.’   This is not the first time we’ve done that, but each time, it’s such a treat.

They got to pick carrots

Josh-Carrots
  
and beets,

Zoe-Beets

dig for potatoes,

baby-potatoes1
{Those baby potatoes taste SO good!}

and they even tried to catch tadpoles!

Catching-tadpoles

We also learned about a vegetable called kohlrabi

Kohlrabi

and came home with bags full of freshly picked veggies and some delphiniums, too.

Delphiniums

Like I said, each time we visit them, it’s such a treat.  Josh and Zoë get a better appreciation of the food we eat, where they come from, how they’re harvested, etc.  They play with my friend’s children.  I get to spend time with my friend and I also get tons of things to photograph!  Thank you, G, for your hospitality!

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40 COMMENTS:

Wanda said...

What a perfectly wonderful way to spend a day. Love these shots - especially the tadpole. So cool to catch one right in the palm of your hand.

sonya said...

our carrots never come out that pretty! ours are always crooked!

Grace said...

That looks like a wonderful experience for you and your kids. Love fresh vegetables. I belong to a veggie co-op farm and enjoy eating fresh veggies every day. Great pics!

blessedelements said...

We grow food and we are fortunate enough to have fruit trees and grapes. I think it is great when kids learn that grapes grow on vines they don't come from the grocery store LOL

April said...

Such adorable pictures...I bet your kids will remember that day for a long time to come!

Rachel said...

How fun!

We just have to watch out because Itty Bit thinks anything is ripe when he feels like digging it up, hee hee!

And I love love love delphiniums... gorgeous!!!

tattytiara said...

That is awesome. I agree that it's important for people - not just kids! - to connect to where food comes from. We are inextricably bound to this planet, and it's easy to forget that when we can't see beyond the supermarket.

blueviolet said...

Those vegetables are phenomenal! I adore your photography!

Tamar said...

I love kohlrabi! We get it in the summer from our farm share! Looks like a great day!

antoinette marie said...

your kids are adorable and this looks like such a fun day! great lessons, great times!

Lisa said...

It looks like you and the kids has a load of fun! As always your pictures are just amazing!!!!!!!!

Nicole said...

It looks like a wonderful time! I love every capture! I would pick a favorite, but they are all beautiful. That first one really is wonderful and the picture of Zoe with the beat reminds me of a picture my daughter made the day before I had her sister. I called it the "beat man," well because he looked like a beat. Thank you for sharing!

Faith Raider said...

WOW - this looks like an amazing time!!

Ashley Sisk said...

Great captures - is it just me or is that carrot huge?!

Candace said...

The photos that you take of your precious children are always so amazing! These are no exception. It looks like they had so much fun. I wish I had some of those baby potatoes. Yum!

Nezzy said...

Those are some giant veggies there. What a treat for the kiddos to see where good eats come from!

Lisa said...

Beautiful.

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

That looks like so much fun! Do you know how to cook kolrabi? I've seen it at the store but never knew how.

tinajo said...

Looks wonderful - and those carrots were BIG! :-) I always like that children get to see where the food actually comes from. :-)

Michelle said...

Looks like an awesome day out! LOVE that first photo with the carrot, its huge!

misc.alaina said...

What a great experience! Love the photos!!

Maddy said...

Great photos! I bet it was a nice change of pace from city life for the kids :)

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Wow...so, so cool. How cute are those tiny tadpoles??? Wonderful captures!

t @ emmons-blessings said...

Makes me want to visit!! The veggies are SO big and beautiful! Great captures! {your children are so stinkin cute!!}

be blessed

t

Mama Zen said...

Oh, these pictures! Gorgeous!

Victoria said...

What fun... it is so important for city dwellers to learn where our food comes from... great images and adorable children! (Thanks for visiting my Cardinal... I'm kind of new to this linking up business but will keep dropping by from time to time!)

Dorian Susan said...

Looks like a fun day for the kiddos....that carrot is HUGE!!

Lindy said...

Looks like they had a great time!

PS - Love the new blog design.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

A lovely day was had by all and as you say so important.

Sharon said...

What great pictures! I can't wait to get our garden started. April!

Alita said...

Now there is a post. I loved all the shots! Great work chica.

Freckles & Dimples Photography said...

great photos, as usual :) i especially adore the tadpole ones. looks like a great day at the farm!

Caroline (Frogmum) said...

Great pictures ~ veggie gardens are so much fun! I must get ours planted out for this year soon....
The kids love seeing all that stuff grow :D

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Oh how fun! The farm life... yours kids are so cute! I love kohlrabi... my mom grows it for me in her garden. ♥ What a great tadpole photo. Gorgeous!

Serline said...

Makes me miss my gardens in Singapore and Phuket!

Flower Photography said...

Another great set! I love the vege shots.

Jane said...

Your photos are amazing - what a wonderful day out and so perfectly captured.

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Your kids are adorable! Looks like a fantastic time. I hope they enjoy what they picked, my kids love fresh vegetables! Gorgeous shots!

Ray said...

Beautiful flower shot!

Elaine said...

What a great experience. It is kind of difficult to find farms in HK that allow one to literally pull the carrots and beetroots out from the soil. Where is this? Is it open to general public?

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