Friday, October 23, 2009
Pizza Grows in the Ground
Yesterday we met up with an old homeschool group for a trip and tour of a pumpkin farm. *Old* meaning a group that we used to belong to and have just recently reconnected with. The group isn't old. The people in the group aren't old either, in fact they're mostly quite young.
What was I talking about?
Oh yes, a farm. We spent a long time wandering around the corn maze. We went on a barrel train ride, Tegan and Everett bounced in the bouncy house, and all three boys rode the pedal go-carts. They had a snack, they milked a pretend cow, and they each picked out a pumpkin to take home.
But the whole day started with a tour and explanation of their "Pizza Garden." What an ingenious idea! Designed to show kids what goes into the makings of a pizza, it was a big circular farm divided into "slices", and each slice had a different element of the pizza: One growing wheat for the crust, one growing tomatoes and herbs for the sauce, one housing a cow & goats for the cheese, one with two pigs (Pepper and Roni. Hee) representing the toppings. As we as a society get more and more disconnected from our food, I think it is great that they are doing their part to show kids where our food really comes from.... and that pizza doesn't just appear in the sweaty box from Little Caesars, or in the frozen aisle at the grocery store.
The boys were excited to tell Mike about their day, and the first thing out of Everett's mouth was "Did you know that pizza grows in the ground?"
In case I haven't mentioned it lately, I love these kids.