Grandma’s Gardening Tips – #drabble
Grandma’s Gardening Tips
I hoe the garden like you taught me – your lessons till over and under in my mind, like this rich earth churns.
“Gotta keep the weeds out,” you’d say. “A garden will strangle with all them weeds.”
I just thought you were a cantankerous old woman back then, taking advantage of my youthful strength.
“Plant good seed. You don’t get a good harvest with bad seeds.”
“Ya gotta wait ’til them berries are ripe. Don’t let anyone pluck ’em too soon.”
Now that you are gone, I see the wisdom in your words. More than just gardening. Mostly about life.
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Each day in May, I will be participating in the StoryADay in May. Here is today’s prompt:
Via Julie – Write a Story in the first person
Combined with 100 Word Challenge – Prompt: Garden