The Salad Days

This is not the beginning of our story, but it's the start of this one.

The Gardners' plot is full of dinosaurs and jedi's, a jester and a scullery maid. I'm not sure which sound stands out more above the rest. The dinosaur's roar? The buzz and zing of clashing lightsabers? The squeal from the jester's latest trick? Or perhaps the chorus of "Daddy's home!" just before they scatter in hopes of finding a hiding place before he comes through the door.

So, now with that little snippet from our garden...on with the story.