Today I want to have some fun and that requires a little silliness. I was thinking about how different life in the garden is today than when I was a kid. Insects were bad, all of them. We knew nothing of organic gardening and the word ecosystem had never been uttered. The food chain was not taught in schools, and respect for the earth hadn't been thought of once since the Native Americans tried to explain it to the white man, and it was promptly discarded.
I stumbled across this Mickey Mouse cartoon from 1935 called Mickey's Garden. I remember my mom and dad using those pump can sprayers. THey were filled with DDT and we didn't think anything at all about inhaling it. My husband used to play in the mist when his back yard was sprayed for mosquitoes!
I loved watching Mickey and Pluto in the garden in this video and it brought back a lot of memories, but it sure wouldn't be approved for children today.
Do you have any stories from your youth about how gardening is different now than it was then?
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