Rob bought a stick of sugar cane the other day so he could let us taste what sugar taste like in its natural state. The boys knew it was sitting in the garage and kept waiting for daddy to get it out so one night last week daddy said it was time. The children gathered around while dad got his knife and started getting it ready. I had to nurse Asa so Ian was the photographer for the evening.
Here’s Rob trimming the sugar cane and slicing it into chunks for the kids to chew on and swallow the juice.
Most of the kids enjoyed it while some didn’t want to try it again. Emma would just put it in her mouth and then go straight to the garbage can and spit it out without chewing it at all.
Here are some pictures of the mess on the island when he was finished.
Rob’s grandfather used to have 3 acres gardens with some sugar cane, corn, potatoes, purple hull peas, tomatoes, black-eyed peas, okra, radishes, carrots, water melon, cantaloupe, honey dew, pears, apples, peaches, butter beans, cucumbers, squash, and more. He said he would sit and chew on sugar cane when he was boy so he wanted the kids to experience it too.
Daddy is always looking for an opportunity to teach the kids something. Have I ever told you that I love this man!!! (I think I have but you’ll hear it again!!)
Have you ever chewed on sugar cane?