Our first trip to see the Michelle Rose fishing boat was on an overcast afternoon to pick up our share of prawns for the season. I didn't know what to expect, so I brought our largest camping cooler. We received seven one-pound bags of frozen-at-sea prawns.
Nae-J wanted to open them up right away. She couldn't wrap her head around the fact that they were still frozen and that we had an hour's driving to do before we got home. When we finally did get home, there was no way we were eating anything else but these prawns; she clung to my legs as I was preparing them. She didn't touch any of the other foods on her plate and had a double portion of prawns. I suspect these will not last the month!
My homemaking journey has taken me to places I didn't think I would go. As Jose and I strive to offer our kids a kick-ass childhood, we, ourselves, are also learning from the life experiences. We are seeing the creatures of the sea, smelling the ocean air, and taking in the mountain views. As we interact with our farmers and fishermen, our palate and food knowledge and vocabulary expand. I am thankful for the patience of these skilled people as I ask my city/naive/awkward questions. ("Where is your rain barrel? How do you irrigate? What does mono culture actually mean?")
|captivated by the jellyfish|
Jose has taken a majority of the pictures featured on Growing Up Bike. He is a little camera shy, but I managed to pry the Canon EOS 60D out of his hands to snap a few pictures. Though the majority of the shots I took were out of focus or violated the rule of thirds, I managed to capture a father lovingly smiling at his son - who in turn was posing for his mother. There may have been some tickling or goofy faces involved - I can't give away all my tricks!