Wednesday, March 19, 2014

If You Give a Mom Gardener a Seed...

My friend over at Hobbies on a Budget has created a spring writing prompt for bloggers.  Since I have recently been at a loss for words due to a personal situation, I decided to give it a try.  Her first writing prompt is based upon Laura Numeroff's book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.  With spring in the air, I decided to take the twist of If You Give a Gardener a Seed.

If you give a mom gardener a seed, she will put it in her pocket to take it out to the garden.  On her way, she will notice some dried flowers from the winter need to be cut back, so she cuts them back.  And since she can't waste them, she will carry them to the compost pile, which needs turned.  So she will head to the garage for the pitchfork, where she will notice her garden tools need organized.  After organizing the garden tools, she will see the pre-emergent weed killer and remember she needs to spread it on her flower beds.  As she sprinkles it on the beds, she sees some weed have already cropped up.  She begins to pull weeds and then goes to put them in the trash can.  On the way, she notices the deck needs swept so she grabs a broom and sweeps the debris.  Sweeping the debris reminds her that she desperately needs to sweep the kitchen floor.  So, she goes back inside and sweeps the kitchen floor only to realize it is getting dangerously close to dinner hour so she hastily prepares dinner, cutting a tomato for the salad.  Cutting the tomato for salad reminds her how much she loves garden tomatoes.  The thought of garden tomatoes reminds her that she needs plant her tomato seed tucked away in her pocket.

6 comments:

Hobbies on a Budget said...

I love this Ann! Isn't this the truth for sure! A simple act of planting a seed leads to so much more! And the thing is - that act of working with a seed or planting a garden or working in the yard is so healthy for all of us!

So glad you took the time to share your Numeroff inspired spring gardener story!! I think spring is finally on the way! :-)

Becky Lyons Borgia said...

This is very well done! I love it. So true how easily a mom can find twenty things that need to be done...

Sandra VanHoey said...

This is super, love it! Kinda reminds me of me with soe of these things. I tend to jump around and foret to go back to where I started but always thinking of something new

Donna said...

That sounds like me. Very good writing. I am a new blog visitor.

Trish Barner said...

Thank you for this post.I love this! I am a mom gardener and can totally relate to the journey it often takes to plant a seed. :-)

Amy Smith said...

wow! That is so how I feel on a daily basis. A bit scatterbrained, always busy, but never feeling as if I have accomplished much.
I think you did an awesome job even with writers block!

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