When I was a kid, my mother used to tend to a garden. We had small plants like tomatoes, basil, thyme, and we incorporated those in our family meals. Now, I’ve mentioned this in a previous post, but let me say this again. I’m a city girl. We didn’t have a ton of space to grow that garden, but it was ours, mom grew those plants, and they were delicious additions to dinner.
I was so inspired by mom’s apparent green thumb and I used to take dried beans in a soil filled cup, water them, read to them and warm them with light and company. It was amazing that dried beans from the grocery store could still sprout and grow. It fascinated me.
This acrylic painting resonates with me so much. The story is simply Momma rabbit teaching her youngest and eldest daughter the importance of growing your own food, knowing where it’s coming from and maintaining a sustainable and healthy earth. The eldest daughter, convinced she didn’t have a green thumb to save her life is delightfully surprised that her first crop is growing strong and healthy.
She was just like me discovering that she really can make a difference. One seed (or in my case, bean) at a time.