My parents are great grandparents, if that gives you an idea of their age, but they prove over and over that age is relative to one’s mindset. They are always learning and trying new things. It’s that active mind and body that keep them so young.
I’ve shared with you before how much my Dad loves to garden. I was raised on a farm in Wisconsin. To see a picture that was taken of our family when I was a little girl the farm just after my parents purchased the 100 year old farm… before they started cleaning it up and actually farming, check the full post at SimpleDecoratingTips.com, see link at top...
Though we had the typical animals of a hobby farm… a few pigs, cows, chickens, ducks and a couple of ponies, not to mention the all important farm dogs and cats, our farm wasn’t a hobby farm. It was how my Dad provided for our family. We grew vegetables… acres and acres of vegetables. He has an amazing gift at it. That was so many years ago, but he still is gardening… now just in the back yard at their retirement home in Arkansas. Every time I talk to them on the phone, they tell me about another ‘planting’ Dad’s working on. I’m excited to share a few posts this Spring with you about some ingenious engineering he’s implemented into his garden.
Here are the details to create these amazingly creative planters, (repurposing at it finest!) straight from my parents: