When we started planting in our backyard garden a couple of months ago, I posted on Instagram a cute picture of my son watering the lettuces. One of the many friendly comments I received was from Tater Tats. Tater Tats?
What is this?
You guessed it! Vegetable temporary tattoos. I was already smitten after I looked through their Instagram feed, but when I clicked over to their web site I realized what an interesting company this truly is.
Tater Tats sells awesome temporary tattoos (sorted by seasons so you can keep your veggie tattoos fresh and in season). The company hopes to encourage healthy living and support small farmers. In fact, they donate 10% of sales to small farmers and feature them on their web site.
Tater Tats graciously sent me a little sample pack of tattoos to play around with, which I plastered across my family this week. If you want to join in the fun, visit their web site and check out the tattoo options. While you’re there, take a moment to read about their mission and outreach goals. I think you’ll be impressed.
There’s something awe-inspiring about growing a garden. The possibilities of what can be accomplished! The power to actually feed your family! The wonder of watching seeds turn into sprouts! It just seems like an actual miracle!
I wouldn’t say we’re phenomenal gardeners here, but we’ve planted a garden with various degrees of success for the last four years. Mike did a wonderful job building a raised bed after we moved in and I always do a wonderful job of planting seeds and spending too much money at the adorable local nursery. He’s very lucky he has me.
The tough part, of course, is staying true to the end. The watering and weeding and sticking to it when it’s 105 degrees and mosquitos are swarming. I’m hoping the kids are old enough to produce some quality labor this summer. Strong young eager workers… that’s what I’m raising around here!
Fortunately, the excitement of starting something new each spring is contagious. The kids are already off to a great start. Abe planted and watered our lettuce and kale starts this week. Anna planted some cute purple blooms. It had me wondering if this is a money-worthy chore. We have yet to start our kids on allowances, which is an entirely separate topic. But watering the garden every day? Now that might prompt me to dole out some cash.Do you plant each year? What are your favorite veggies to grow? I used to really pack them in by using the square foot gardening method. But this year we’re taking it a bit slower and easier. The summer may bring some home renovations and I want to be more measured in our yard work. There’s a good chance anything we plant may be neglected or tromped on during a renovation.
But there’s something magical about the first planting and the signs of spring. New growth, green beauty. I love it and the sight of it fills me with happiness… spring is truly here!