Saturday, August 21, 2010

Feast or Famine

Each morning, during breakfast, I read the kids a short Bible story and then we talk about what it means. Aidan ALWAYS finds a way to apply the story to machinery or lightbulbs. For the past week, we have been reading about the life of Joseph. Aidan was intrigued with the story about Joseph interpreting Pharaoh's dream. We talked about the seven years of bounty that would be followed by the seven years of famine. I explained to him that they were going to save all of the extra food they had now, in order to have some later when the famine came.

I thought our garden would be a good way to explain the story. We've had a very productive garden this year and Aidan has been busy helping me pick, wash, can and freeze. We've made all different kinds of salsa, jams, ketchup and spaghetti sauce so far this summer. I told him that we do all of this work now so that we'll have lots of yummy stuff in the winter when the snow covers our garden.

Aidan thought about this for a while. Then, he decided to "can" some spare gears he had now, in case of "famine" later...

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