This is a little bit of a brag post but it also gives you a little insight into how we are running our business.
The employee of the month is a little man named Lucas. He will be 4 years old later this month. Luckily for us, he is happily paid in ice cream and other sweets.
While some may chuckle at the thought of my little 3 year old helping me in the garden, here is a list of his accomplishments this spring:
Gardening isn't a clean job and Lucas makes it messier. It can be frustrating slowing down so he can keep up. For me, I cringe at the crooked rows and roughly handled little plants (plants are tough!). But he is so proud of "his" corn and beets. He runs to find his gloves, work boots and shovel when it is time to go outside. While he spends a lot of time driving his tractors and dump trucks in the dirt pile, I always eventually see the little shadow who comes to see what I am doing and give me his helpful pointers.
We are so blessed that we can share our love of gardening with our children. We won't make a million bucks in the business world by letting 3 year olds putter around in our gardens but we will make it big in the hearts of the 2 little boys and 1 little girl who grace our lives.