Our daughters and I volunteered at the Beaverton Giving Gardens for several hours.
“Today what we did was work hard for the people who don’t have food.”
Nearly three hours of hard work today. And I will say hard work because I pushed a wheel barrow filled with bark chips and mulch the entire time. My daughters were equally exhausted after digging, weeding and raking.
Today, it is easy to take our food for granted. We can run to the grocery store and get practically any food we want. If we don’t want to cook, we have an amazing number of restaurants that will feed us relatively cheaply.
But raising crops is arduous work.
Like the last time we volunteered at the Beaverton Giving Gardens, today was a chance to experience how food was produced just a hundred years ago. The back-breaking digging, weeding, and planting. In some parts of the world, that kind of sustenance living still exists by necessity, not by choice. It is not an easy life.
I am happy to say that the work we did today will help feed the hungry right in our community. And I’m even more happy that our daughters could experience first-hand the hard work that is required.
Maybe they will learn not to take our food for granted.