A few days ago, I offered to pay my niece and nephew to be guest bloggers for me, and provide a few paragraphs to post. So far, my nephew has posted a couple of comments under the name “Nephew of the Gardening Aunt”. I hope he knows I’m not paying for comments!
But my niece, who is 9, has finally come through with an actual post. I think it took my sister a few days to get her interested, but when she had an English assignment to “write two sentences that ask questions about gardens”, it all came together.
So, without further ado… a guest post from Sophie, age 9:
“Do you like to garden? I like to garden. I like all of the colors in the garden. I like being out in the sun and I like the feel of the dirt. I like the mystery of what will be in the dirt when you turn the shovel over. Will it be a grub? Will it be a worm? Will it be a slug? Or an old abandoned marble from when my mom was little? Or maybe even a dinosaur bone?
Why do you like to garden? Why don’t you tell us some reasons you like to garden.”
I had no idea that Sophie liked to dig in the garden! I wrote a post about digging quite awhile back, about finding things when you dig. Sophie is growing up in the same house we all grew up in, so every once in awhile she digs and finds something, like a marble, lost in one of the flower beds by her mom or aunts and uncle.
Thank you, Sophie, I’ll pay up this weekend!