Tuesday, September 17, 2013

"Guess what book" seed giveaway!

I have just finished reading one of my favourite books to my youngest. This is not a huge event as we read loads together, but as I read the second last chapter I thought I would see if any of my blog readers can guess which book it comes from...and then I will reward you with some seeds from Mike the Gardener.

So here are the paragraphs that stir in me all the feelings that I have when I watch my seeds grow:


"One evening Pa came from the field before sunset and he helped Ma set out the cabbage plants and the sweet potato plants. Ma had sowed the cabbage seed in a flat box and kept it in the house. She watered it carefully, and carried it every day from the morning sunshine to the afternoon sunshine that came through the windows. And she had saved one of the Christmas sweet potatoes, and planted it in another box. The cabbage seeds were now little grey-green plants and the sweet potato had sent up a stem and green leaves from every one of its eyes.

Pa and Ma took each tiny plant very carefully and settled its roots comfortably in holes made for them. They watered the roots and pressed earth upon them firmly. It was dark before the last plant was in its place and Pa and Ma were tired. But they were glad, too, because this year they would have cabbages and sweet potatoes."

Leave your answer in the comment box with a way that I can contact you if you guess right and I will send you a packet of seed. Unfortunately due to postage cost, this is only open to South African gardeners :)

I have 5 gift packs to give away...

10 comments:

Dhesh said...

Little House on the Prairie.

africanaussie said...

I cant enter the giveaway, but am sure it was little house on the prairie. Lovely series.

Frances said...

Little House on the Prairie By Laura Ingalls Wilder

Mrs MacD. said...

Wends is it page 314 from the first book of 'Little House on the Praire' series in the chapter titled 'Soldiers'?

Mrs MacD. said...

from xNols

Gina said...

Hi Wendy, Its from "Little House on the Prairie" chapter 25. My girls and I absolutely love those books. I am contactable on regine@intavest.co.za

Louis Grobbelaar said...

Little House on a Prairie
:-)
lbgrobbelaar@gmail.com

Cath said...

Little House on the Prairie, by Laura Ingalls Wilder - I recently reread Farmer Boy to myself. It was wonderful to understand so many of the experiences described in the book now that we live on a farm.

Urban Homestead South Africa said...

Well done all of you!

I will contact you for addresses.

Louis said...

Once again; thank you SO much for the seeds Wendy! I went to fetch it at the post office today. Much appreciated
Have a great weekend