I was brought up a totally spoiled child. I have had a garden for as long as I can remember. I was born in Dayton and dad and mom had rented a little house with a back yard that was converted to a garden. Planting, weeding and picking, is just a normal part of life for me. We didn’t have money, but we had a bunch of food. We would raise about a quarter acre of strawberries to pay for new shoes and clothes for school. I remember going to kindergarten and being made fun of because, my clothes were not up to the modern standard. I couldn’t understand why they got free lunches, and I had to pack my lunch. If they only knew how hard we worked to have britches and food, they may have been a little nicer. Its ok though, it all made me who I am today. A few years later we got to build a cabin on our own land. We got to have a huge garden. Dad gave me my own area to grow and raise whatever I wanted. By the time I was in junior high I was making compost tea so I didn’t have to buy fertilizer. I grew half of my own feed for my rabbits and all of the feed for my chickens. I could afford feed because, a bunch of people in the area wanted rabbit meat. At the age of 10 I had a nice little camper, a fire pit, animals and my own garden. I only went in the house to get cleaned up and eat because, I can’t cook to save me. After the chores were done I would experiment my day away. The only thing that would make me cry is when mom made me go to school.