My Garden-mulberry

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mulberry

I do not remember when planted mulberry tree? The first year when I remember also taken a lot of fruit and then made into jam, do not expect there would be no joy, for people so that plants also is that it is not just a feel-free plants, plants and people have vitality, and I get along with observation of plants feelings from minor changes in it can feel strong vitality, fruit picking is a fun thing, to be especially careful when picking the fruit, the force required to be gentle, otherwise Zihei ripe mulberry If possible immediately burst out of juice, stained clothes, but also to special treatment, if there is little daughter to the mountains, the job is her exclusive.

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Loquat

How many people yearning for rural life? Why is that? This problem surfaced occasionally, I would ask him, why? I remember when the children were young, we often take the kids to travel, to almost the whole of Taiwan, he gave me the answer is: u know later on, now 10 years past, the answer validation, when I turned over a book of photographs and electronic records, this is the original.
Alive for whom? For their own? Or family? As we age gradually, I asked myself what dreams may have physically done, I think it is the life of flowers and grass.

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Cassava(木薯)

小時候沒有特別留意桑椹這樣的果實,讓人記憶深刻的是它的葉子,似乎每個人的小學生活都是要經歷養蠶變蛾的過程。

我什麼時候種下桑椹樹也記不得了?這些年來它們倔強的維持半人高的高度,隱匿在巨大的肖楠樹背後,就在邊坡迎風面上也被風吹得東倒西歪,所以又以相思樹林為依靠,所以這些年來也健康成長結果,第一年的時候我記得還採了不少果實然後做成果醬,不期待就不會有欣喜,對人這樣,對植物亦是,它不單就是一株無感的植物,和植物相處觀察的感受,從微小的變化裡也可以感受強盛的生命力,採果是一件好玩的事,摘取果實時要特別小心,力道需輕柔,否則紫黑熟透的桑椹果可能馬上就迸裂流出果汁,沾上衣服更要特別處理,如果小女兒有來山上,這份工作是她專屬。

我想著,我和另一半每到週末就會驅車往山上前進,但這幾年來孩子總是有自已的活動和行程,雖然希望她們能和我們一起感受這樣的生活,所以我常和朋友戲稱這樣的生活其實嚴格說起還稱不上是山居生活,在山裡生活的時間過得很快,整理花園需要大半天的時間,而除草的工作永遠都沒有結束的時候,他有時背負式和推式除草機具都一起上場。

在山裡,我和他談話的時間少,但我知道我們的目標相同,所以雖然這樣的模式似乎已固定,他總是工作到中午12點或是更晚,直到我叫他進來用午餐,他才會把手邊的工作暫時先放下。

有多少人嚮往田園生活?是為什麼?偶爾的這個問題會浮出,我也會問他,為什麼?記得孩子還小的時候,我們常帶著孩子旅行,幾乎走遍整個台灣,他給我的答案是:妳以後就知道,現在10幾年過去,答案驗證,當我翻著一冊冊的照片和電子檔案,原來是這樣。

為誰而活?為自已?還是家人?當年歲漸大,問自已有什麼夢想可以在行有餘力時完成,我想就是這個種花種草的生活。

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4 thoughts on “My Garden-mulberry

  1. 以前假日往外跑找地點.都傷腦筋 .現自己買了一小塊農地
    現假日不用為找地方玩而傷腦 .大部分都到田裡忙 .
    看見自己的果樹 .它有如自己孩子般—

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    • 我跟妳一樣,以前孩子小的時候,經常帶她們去爬山到處玩,現在自己有一塊地,幾乎都是待在山上,孩子她們自己有自己活動,也是不跟了,種的花和果樹和小狗變成另外還沒長大的孩子。:)

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