From the old wall painting in the back of the first picture, it was how it looked like of the original garden of Sweet House No.12. There is a well in the garden. And I remembered that many women in this village would come here for laundry and chatting every morning when I was a child. After the water supply were set, fence were built, this area became self-satisfied garden for my great grandma and grandma as it could be watered by the well. It has been abandoned after they passed away, although there was a neighbor came to plant her own vegetables, it was still overgrown of the weeds. Especially the well area, it would become a small pond after raining every time.
Weeding is an annoying, iterant job, they just never stop growing! Dad earns all credit by spending so much time and efforts on it. From weeding to planting, he organized the garden into several areas to seeding all different kinds of veges and spices that we like. Looking those baby sprout growing bigger and bigger everyday, turn into flower, turn into fruits...turn into Mom's recipe :) We are so grateful to every meal we have on table!
If you have a land, even just a small balcony, we encourage everyone to squeeze some time with nature in your busy daily life. Feel the magic of sprout growing and the balance in the world. From nothing to everything, I hope you understand what I'm talking about through the following pictures.=)