as i wrote earlier this summer, we've been working on a garden all summer, growing tomatoes, cucumbers, watermelons, carrots, lettuce and peppers, as well as some sunflowers just for fun. it's been a really neat experience not only to see the whole growth process work, but to do it as a family and then enjoy some of the "fruits" of our labor. we haven't had to buy lettuce in a while and we've got enough cucumbers to last for a long time. we've got some great watermelons growing and should soon have a great harvest of tomatoes. the peppers weren't very successful, and the carrots remain to be seen. but it's been a really rewarding process for us and we hope that the boys have learned something about food and where it comes from.