I don't have any grandchildren myself, but I get to share my sister's, which is just as good I think. One of the activities I like to try when I babysit, is testing them out in the vege garden, just to see if they like fresh peas and carrots, like I did as a kid. Dad always grew veges, and we would eat anything he gave us, including white radishes. I don't know if they taste different now, but I have never been able to get anyone to eat radishes. Maybe modern palletes have changed. Anyway, I haven't had much luck with peas either, even though standing in the garden eating fresh peas has been a treat for me my entire life. I've had more luck with cherry tomatoes though. With the modern trend of building large houses on small blocks with very little garden space, I wonder what effect it will have on the way people live.
Esmerelda lived with us for a couple of months, then one night she ripped through a window screen, and disappeared into the night, never to be seen again.
My cousin found Puss as a kitten, stuck in the wall cavity of her shed at Gunns Plains. She convinced me to keep her. She wasn't an affectionate cat when she came here, but became more so as time went on.
"Thousands - millions and billions - of animals are killed for food. That is very sad. We human beings can live without meat, especially in our modern world. We have a great variety of vegetables and other supplementary food, so we have the capacity and responsibility to save billions of lives." - His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.
"In a perfect world every dog would have a home and every home would have a dog." Author Unknown